Alexia Chianis

Wanderlust junky and mom of two, Alexia is a former police officer and U.S. Army Captain who draws on her experiences to write about a myriad of safety topics.

Posts by Alexia Chianis

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Internet Safety: How to Avoid Online Scams

Alexia Chianis | Jan 13, 2020 | Internet Safety, Senior Safety
Internet fraud is alive and well, and it’s costing victims thousands of dollars. In fact, the FBI’s Internet Crime Compliant Center (IC3) received 351,937 complaints of online fraud in 2018, with $2.7 billion in reported...
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How Safe Is Your Neighborhood? Use These 5 Tools to Find Out

Alexia Chianis | Dec 11, 2019 | Safety Tips

When choosing a place to live, safety is at the top of the priority list. Check out how safe your neighborhood is using these five awesome online tools.

Safest Cities in North Carolina

North Carolina’s 20 Safest Cities of 2018

Alexia Chianis | Dec 11, 2019 | Focus on Community

We ranked the safest cities in North Carolina based on the FBI’s most recent data on violent crimes and property crimes. See if your city made the list!

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Best Door Security Bars and Devices

Alexia Chianis | Dec 11, 2019 | Buyers Guides

Door security bars can be used on residential, hotel room, and dorm room doors. We’ve done the research to help you find the ideal door jammer for your needs.

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Home Automation Guide for Beginners

Alexia Chianis | Dec 11, 2019 | Home Safety
Once thought of as a passing trend, home automation is here to stay. Nearly 30% of Americans already own at least one smart home product,1 and Parks Associates reports that half of all United States...
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9 Home Security Life Hacks You Didn’t Know You Needed

Alexia Chianis | Feb 20, 2020 | Home Safety, Safety Tips

Your home should be a sanctuary of comfort and safety. But even if you live in one of the safest cities in America, there’s a chance your home could be burglarized. After all, a break-in…

The 20 Safest Cities in Pennsylvania—2017

Alexia Chianis | Feb 14, 2020 | Focus on Community
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How to Properly Change a Flat Tire

Alexia Chianis | Dec 11, 2019 | Safety Tips

Flat tires can happen at any time and place, and emergency roadside assistance may not always be available. So whether you’re a seasoned driver or a teen who’s getting behind the wheel for the first…

6 Smart Home Automation Devices to Get You Through the Toddler Years

Alexia Chianis | Dec 11, 2019 | SafeWise Recommends

Raising a toddler is a wonderful experience that most parents look back on fondly. But when you’re in the trenches of the “terrible twos,” you might feel overwhelmed. Use these home automation gadgets to help…

The Best Apps to Help Get You Home Safely When You’re Alone

Alexia Chianis | Dec 11, 2019 | Safety Tips

We count on apps for so many things these days, like avoiding traffic, finding dates, and keeping up with our friends. In fact, the average American cellphone user accesses approximately twenty-seven apps per month, according…