Derek Prall

Home Security Expert

  • 10+ years of journalism experience
  • 3+ years covering home security
  • More than 1,000 hours of research
  • Dual bachelor’s degrees in English and Communications, Furman University

Derek Prall is a home security expert and author living in Atlanta, Georgia. As a lifelong tech enthusiast, Derek now uses his knowledge of security solutions to help people live safely in their homes. He has spent more than 1,000 hours researching video doorbells, security cameras, and whole home security systems. Today, Derek writes in-depth guides and reviews to help folks find a solution that makes sense for their budget and security needs.

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Born in Atlanta, Derek hopped north to attend Furman University where he received degrees in both English and Communication studies. Soon after graduation, he made a bigger move — this time to New York City to strike it big as a novelist. Things don’t always go as planned, so before long Derek shifted his focus and began researching and writing almost exclusively in the tech space. And over the next decade, Derek would carve out quite a name for himself as a trusted voice in home security.

When he’s not writing for, Derek enjoys spending time with his wife and their two crazy cats. He’s a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blue belt, loves watching “Jeopardy!,” and enjoys a dram of nice whiskey from time to time.