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Kristen Bolig


Kristen launched SecurityNerd to help ensure other people don't repeat her mistake of getting locked into a long term security contract at a high price.

Officer James Banta

Officer James Banta

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Officer James Banta is our home security and safety expert. With over 24 years as a police officer in Biloxi, Mississippi, Officer Banta has seen it all.

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Advances in innovation are fueling a major expansion in the home security sector. Editor Elena Mauer joins Jill Malandrino on Nasdaq #TradeTalks to discuss.

“If you're dealing with a professional thief, there's tons of intel they could gather,” said James Banta, a former police detective and home security and safety expert at SecurityNerd.

"Doorbell cameras are great, but they aren't super noticeable to everyone," Banta says. "A larger security camera on your porch can be a better deterrent and also provide video footage later if your package is stolen."


Kate Ward of SecurityNerd suggests leaving large home security up to the experts. “We recommend going with a reputable company that will come to your home and asses your needs. It can be difficult with a larger home to spot all of your trouble spots on your own.”


There are several ways you can protect yourself from hacking, besides two-factor authentication. Elena Mauer of offered these tips...

If you're thinking about purchasing your child their first phone, you should consider the cost, carrier, battery life, reliability, parental controls and kid-friendly design, Banta says.