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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Installing a Home Security System is Easier Than You Think

Alexia Chianis | Oct 22, 2020 | Home Security
While there are many benefits of a traditional home alarm system that is installed by an experienced security professional, there are several do-it-yourself (DIY) systems on the market, and they are easier to install and...
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5 Commonly Ingested Poisons in Your Home and How to Treat Them

Alexia Chianis | Oct 22, 2020 | Home Safety

SafeWise wants to make you aware of common substances & the preventative measures you can take to reduce the risk of accidental poisoning in your home.

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Home Automation Guide for Beginners

Alexia Chianis | Oct 21, 2020 | Home Safety

Discover what it takes for you to make your home smart. Find the best smart home products to get you started including smart lights, thermostats, oulets, video doorbell cameras and keyless locks.

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9 Home Security Life Hacks You Didn’t Know You Needed

Alexia Chianis | Oct 19, 2020 | Home Safety

Want to add to your existing home security system or make your home less appealing to a burglar? These home security hacks are easy and affordable.

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Kid-Friendly Pumpkin Carving: Tips, Tools, and Advice

Alexia Chianis | Oct 2, 2020 | Family Safety

Nothing can get your family in the Halloween spirit like carving a pumpkin together. To help ensure your children enjoy a fun and safe pumpkin-carving experience, we’ve put together this list of tips, tools, and general advice.

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Internet Safety: How to Avoid Online Scams

Alexia Chianis | Sep 22, 2020 | Online Security

Outsmart the scammers before they get to you. See some of the most common internet scams and how to avoid them.

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5 Smart Devices Perfect for People Who Live Alone

Alexia Chianis | Oct 2, 2020 | Personal Safety

Smart products can play a huge role in your safety and security while living alone—and they can make everyday tasks more convenient and fun.

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Is Your Neighborhood Safe? 6 Tools to Help You Find Out

Alexia Chianis | Oct 16, 2020 | Home Safety

Looking to cruise crime statistics before relocating or find safety initiatives nearby? All of these neighborhood safety tools are free. 

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Best Door Security Bars and Devices

Alexia Chianis | Oct 19, 2020 | Home Security

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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5 Things You Unknowingly Do That Welcome a Burglar

Alexia Chianis | Oct 20, 2020 | Home Safety

We’ve paired research with real-life experience to give you practical advice to deter burglars. Share these safety tips with your family.