About SafeWise

Written by | Updated February 22, 2019

Live safe. Buy smart.

We think that home—and the people (and pets) we share it with—is what really matters. Protecting the “where” and “who” in our lives gives us more time to enjoy it all. That’s why we set out to demystify home safety and security.

At SafeWise, we devote hours, days, weeks (and even months) to researching security solutions. We test and compare home security companies, home safety products, and home automation gizmos so we can help you find the right protection for your “where” and “who.”

What We Do

Our goal is to figure out how things work, how well they work, and whether or not they’re worth your money. Then we tell you what we found.

And we like to have fun. That’s why we share other useful things we discover that can make your life safer, easier, or more convenient. But our goals to live safe and buy smart are at the core of everything we do.

How We Do It

We’re constantly on the lookout for solutions to everyday home security and safety needs. When we find a tool, tip, product, or another resource that can make your life better (and safer) we learn everything we can before recommending it to you.

We do more than conduct research—we get our hands on every gadget we can to find out how well it does the job. Then we let you know the good, the bad, and the ugly.

And we’re able to share all this inside info with you for free because we develop partnerships with some of the companies and products we test out. This is how we pay the bills. But it doesn’t impact what we review or how we rank products. And we don’t make money from every link you click. But we think it’s important for you to understand how we’re able to do what we do.

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The Team

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Rebecca Edwards
Senior Security Writer and Safety Expert

Rebecca has been a writer for 25+ years. For the past six, she’s been devoted to all things safety and security-related. She’s demoed tech from major home security companies and drives her boyfriend, dog, and kitty crazy with in-home tests of security systems and smart home gadgets (smartbulbs bring her joy).

Rebecca has contributed work to the Associated Press, TechCrunch, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, HGTV, and more.

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Suzi Brzezinski
Site Wrangler

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Lee Cooper
Copy Editor

Lee works with freelance and in-house writers to craft the best possible reviews and safety how-tos for readers. She loves testing the latest smart home tech against her Luddite heart and has a soft spot for poetic Amazon customer reviews. She’s been writing and editing professionally since 2015 and has a BA in English from the University of Utah.

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Jenni Moore
Creative Lead

Jenni makes your experience on the site a breeze with her clean and modern design style. She has eight years of experience as a designer.

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Scott Teran
Content Enthusiast

Scott’s an odd duck who’s been researching products and services for more than five years. He loves playing with tech and seeing what can and can’t be hacked, even if it means breaking it. He holds a BA in Japanese and an MS in technical writing.

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Amy Dominguez
Research Specialist

Amy brings four years of experience to help users find and interact with content. She holds a BA in communications from Westminster College.

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The SafeWise Team is here to help you keep your home and family safe. Whether you’re looking to pick a security system or identify and remove common risks in your home, we’re here to help you find the best products and well-researched answers. At SafeWise we combine our years of experience in home safety and security with user reviews and feedback to help take the guesswork out of living safe. Learn more

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  • Joe_in_Indiana

    I am STILL WAITING for a response to the below–

    To whom it may concern–

    I
    have yet to receive an answer as to why Schererville was not included
    in your safest cities in Indiana even though all the towns/cities
    surrounding Schererville were on the list.

    Your prompt reply is appreciated!

    Joseph F Lisak

    On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 9:09:25 AM CDT, SafeWise wrote:

    Name:Joseph F LisakEmail:Joe_in_Indiana@yahoo.comMessage:Your “Safest Cities in Indiana for 2019” was published in the NW Indiana times on 3/19/2019.

    What criteria did you use here to NOT INCLUDE the town of Schererville where I live?

    St. John is a TOWN. Dyer is a TOWN. Crown Point is a CITY. Griffith is a
    TOWN. Highland is a TOWN. They ALL surround the TOWN of Schererville.

    Schererville is NOT in the TOP 40!

    GARY, East Chicago and Hammond are in the Top 40. WHAT??

    Please explain why Schererville is not mentioned AT ALL.