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

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Product Guide

Investing in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Work

Alexia Chianis | Aug 28, 2017 | Home Safety, Safety Tips

Every work environment involves some risk, whether it’s getting a crick in your neck or something more dangerous like inhaling fumes. Luckily personal protective equipment—also known as PPE—can help protect you from such hazards. With…

The 5 Best Places to Put a Security Camera

Alexia Chianis | May 16, 2018 | Home Safety

Even the best home security cameras are less effective when they’re not installed in strategic locations. Whether your home is already equipped with security cameras, or you’re just thinking of getting them, we encourage you…

6 Steps to Secure Your Home after a Neighborhood Burglary

Alexia Chianis | Jun 23, 2017 | Home Safety

You’ve just found out your neighbor’s house was burglarized. Chances are you’re feeling a bit unnerved—after all, it could have been your home. With your family’s safety in mind, you’re probably wondering what you can…

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Internet Safety: How to Avoid Online Scams

Alexia Chianis | Mar 5, 2018 | 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 nearly 300,000 complaints of online fraud in 2015—that’s an average of almost…

The 20 Safest Cities in Pennsylvania—2017

Alexia Chianis | Nov 29, 2018 | Focus on Community
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8 Tips From a Veteran Mom to Create a Safe Home for Your Newborn

Alexia Chianis | Nov 29, 2018 | Child and Baby Safety

Like most first-time parents, you’re probably feeling a bit overwhelmed right now—and it’s no wonder. Everyone is giving you advice, you’re spending a ton of money on the nursery, and now you’re facing your first…

The 5 Top Security Risks Most Homeowners Overlook

Alexia Chianis | Jun 13, 2017 | Home Safety

Picture coming home from a quick run to the store and seeing your front door open. Your gut drops as you immediately regret your decision to leave the door unlocked and realize a burglar has…

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Home Security for Renters: What You Need to Know

Alexia Chianis | Dec 18, 2018 | Home Safety

Home security systems aren’t only for single family residences—they’re for apartments too. In fact, given that renters are historically more likely than homeowners to experience burglaries,1 SafeWise strongly urges people living in apartments to get security systems. The thing is, not all home security systems are designed with renters’ needs in mind, which can make shopping for one a bit tricky.

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How to Properly Change a Flat Tire

Alexia Chianis | Aug 28, 2017 | 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…

What to Do After a Car Accident

Alexia Chianis | Apr 20, 2017 | Safety Tips

We realize being involved in a car accident is startling and stressful. We also know that learning how to deal with a crash can make the experience less overwhelming—which is why we put together this…