About SafeWise

Written by | Updated January 31, 2015

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.

Katie McEntire

Katie McEntire
Security Writer and Safety Expert

Since 2013, Katie has written marketing copy, long-form posts, reviews, and blogs. She began her career as a writer and reviewer with the mission to recommend only the best products for her readers. She’s designed tests, evaluated products, and written reviews on a range of subjects such as appliances, power tools, and software. Today, she applies these research and writing skills on the SafeWise team to explore the world of home, auto, and internet security.

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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.

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Suzi Brzezinski
Site Director

Suzi drives SafeWise forward—from content production to product testing and beyond. She has a passion for creating online experiences that make it easy for people to find the information they need. Suzi has been a marketing magician for more than 10 years, and she’s turned her powers to making SafeWise the first (and last) word on safety for your home and community.

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Scott Teran
Content Strategist

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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Kasey Tross
Contributing Writer

Kasey is a trained Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) member and a freelance writer with expertise in emergency preparedness and security. As the mother of four kids, including two teens, Kasey knows the safety concerns parents face as they raise tech-savvy kids in a connected world, and she loves to research the latest security options for her own family and for SafeWise readers.

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Kaz Weida

Contributing Writer

Kaz is a journalist who covers home security, parenting, and community and child safety. Her work and product testing in the security and safety field spans the past four years. You can find Kaz in HuffPost, SheKnows, Lifehack, and much more. Her degree in education and her background as a teacher and a parent make her uniquely suited to offer practical advice on creating safe environments for your family.

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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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