About Us

Security Baron’s mission is simple: we want to help you stay safe, whether that means buying a new security system for your home or installing new software to keep hackers from your connected devices. Security Baron covers security systems, smart home platforms, and connected devices in terms of both product reviews and news.

Focusing on both cybersecurity and home security, Security Baron takes in-depth looks at specific products and security systems to help consumers make their buying decisions. We personally test out every single product we review and judge it on both objective standards and our personal experiences. Not only do we review individual products, but we also compare products on factors like video quality, audio quality, and even artificial intelligence. You’ll see sections on the best security systems, best cameras, and other “internet of things” devices.

At Security Baron, we want to educate consumers as much as possible- that’s why we’re so passionate about providing detailed, accurate information about home security systems and more.

Our Team

Gabe Turner
Director of Content 

Gabe Turner is an attorney/ journalist with a passion for technology. After graduating from NYU Law and working as an attorney for years, he decided to make the switch into technology as Director of Content for Security Baron. He is passionate about safety, technology, and the combination of the two.

Aliza Vigderman
Staff Writer 

Aliza is a journalist with years of experience in the tech industry. In the past, she has written for websites like the Huffington Post, SquareFoot, and Degreed.com. Previously, she has worked as a research assistant at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism. She’s excited to combine her research and journalism skills with her love of all things tech.

Corey Birnstengel
Editor and Videographer

Originally from a suburb of St. Paul, Corey has been a videographer and editor for three years. Previously, he’s done product reviews for activewear and political videos- in his spare time he even edits a political podcast. When he’s not filming and editing videos for Security Baron, Corey loves to run and spend time with his friends and family.

Frequent Contributors

Adele Jackson-Gibson
Contributor 

Jesse Hollington is based in Toronto, Canada, where he lives with his daughter, Victoria. He is the author of iPod & iTunes Portable Genius, and works as a senior editor for iLounge.com. Prior to becoming a writer, Jesse ran his own information technology consulting practice and served as an officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force Reserve.

Gwynn Ballard
Contributor 

Gwynn Ballard is a writer based in New York City. In addition to writing for Security Baron, she writes and performs comedy all around New York and on the internet. She’s also a playwright, and has had her work presented at places such as Classic Stage, Manhattan Repertory Theater, and Playwrights Horizons Theater School.

Elizabeth Broadbent
Contributor 

Elizabeth Broadbent lives in a medium-sized city in the South with her three children, three dogs, and patient husband. She works as a staff writer for Scary Mommy, and her writing has been featured in The Washington Post and on Time.com.

Jesse Hollington
Contributor 

Jesse Hollington is based in Toronto, Canada, where he lives with his daughter, Victoria. He is the author of iPod & iTunes Portable Genius, and works as a senior editor for iLounge.com. Prior to becoming a writer, Jesse ran his own information technology consulting practice and served as an officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force Reserve.

Mia Figueroa
Contributor 

Mia is a journalist whose work spans documentary film, radio and online journalism. She discovered her passion for storytelling and love of robots after spending two years working at a venture capital firm in San Francisco. Still deeply inspired by the power of technology to change our daily lives, Mia bridges her unique experience with tech and media at Security Baron to help others understand and embrace technology.

Phil Dzikiy
Contributor 

Phil Dzikiy is Editor of Security Baron. An award-winning journalist, Dzikiy was formerly the Editor-in-Chief of iLounge.com, and his writing has appeared on TheWirecutter.com, among other outlets. He lives in New York City.