Doug Bonderud

Doug Bonderud is an award-winning freelance writer with the unique ability to translate complex financial concepts into approachable, actionable content that both captures reader interest and delivers key brand messaging.

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ADT vs. Ring

ADT and Ring are both well-known security system providers. But, which offers the best combination of price, performance and protection? While Ring security focuses on advanced wireless technology and DIY setup, ADT Security offers professional monitoring and installation.  In our Ring vs. ADT review, we’ll break down what matters — from plans to pricing to ...

The Risks of Reselling Home Security Gear

Property crime remains a problem in the United States. According to data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting statistics, there were more than 7 million property crimes across the country in 2018 alone. But it’s not all bad news. With the right precautions, homeowners can significantly decrease their risk of being targeted by thieves and ...

The Best Cheap Home Security Companies

Protecting your home shouldn’t cost a fortune. Thanks to evolving technologies and competitive markets, it’s now possible to get cheap home security systems that deliver great performance for the price. But who comes out ahead? We evaluated four cheap home security companies and considered price, customer service, installation, and standout features to help you find ...

ADT vs. Brinks

A proper home security system could reduce the risk of your property becoming part of the crime statistics.  According to the U.S. Department of Justice, there are more than 13.5 million property victimizations each year in the nation. These victimizations include burglaries, trespassing, and thefts, costing residents money and peace of mind. The right home ...

Kuna Home Security Review

Kuna is a smart security platform that focuses on preventing break-ins by giving users the ability to detect and respond to threats in real time. This DIY solution offers self-monitoring of your home security devices—all of which the Kuna app can control directly.  The company’s tagline is simple: “Smarter homes. Safer neighborhoods.” But do the ...

Ackerman Security Review

Ackerman Security is an Atlanta-based residential and commercial security services provider. The company stands out with its No-Theft Guarantee and Seconds Count Guarantee—paired with the ability to use new or existing equipment, Ackerman home security is a solid option for those inside the company’s residential coverage area. Let’s dig deeper: Where does Ackerman Security excel? ...

AT&T Digital Life Review

In 2013, AT&T debuted its Digital Life home security brand, which combined cutting-edge devices, home automation, and mobile application control—all powered by AT&T’s nationwide network.While the company has recently pivoted away from prioritizing its security solution, Digital Life is still a solid, brand-backed option for homeowners.  But is it the best fit for your home? ...

Best Home Security Monitoring Companies

When a bump in the night is more than just the sound of the house settling, home security monitoring companies save the day. And the best alarm monitoring companies don’t even cost an arm and a leg. We’ve narrowed down some of the best security systems for your home using criteria like price, false alarm ...

The Best Home Security Systems

The right home security system delivers peace of mind without breaking your budget. It offers features and functions—such as home automation, high-quality image capture, or easy DIY installation—that match your preferences and protection priorities. But with so many options on the market, how do you pick the best home security systems? Start by comparing key ...

Fidelity Home Warranty Review

Fidelity National home warranty offers cost-effective coverage for what matters in your home. The company stands out from the competition because it doesn’t have age restrictions on covered items, making it a great choice for homeowners with older homes and appliances that still need coverage. Pros No age restrictions on coverage. Lower-cost plans compared to ...

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