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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Home Automation Guide for Beginners

Alexia Chianis | Feb 26, 2018 | 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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ADT Now Offers the Ring Video Doorbell – Learn About the Partnership

Alexia Chianis | May 17, 2018 | Equipment Reviews, Home Automation, Home Safety

SafeWise is dedicated to your family’s well-being. So we make it a priority to keep you informed of potential safety and security concerns, while offering tips for protecting your loved ones. With that in mind,…

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ADT Security vs. Frontpoint Home Security

Alexia Chianis | Dec 7, 2017 | Home Safety, SafeWise Reviews

Compare Which Security System Is Right For Your Home According to the FBI’s most recent crime report, the average loss per burglary is $2,316. But if you’ve been a victim of burglary, we don’t have…

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ADT Security vs. Vivint Smart Home

Alexia Chianis | Sep 20, 2017 | Home Safety, SafeWise Recommends, SafeWise Reviews

Compare Which Security System Is Right For Your Home According to the most recent FBI statistics, a property crime occurs approximately every four seconds in the United States, and a burglary takes place every twenty…

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

Alexia Chianis | Aug 29, 2017 | 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…

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How To Protect Your Children Online

Alexia Chianis | Aug 28, 2017 | Child and Baby Safety, Internet Safety

The internet can be a fantastic tool for your child’s education and entertainment, but it also presents numerous risks. Thankfully, more parents are recognizing the web’s potential dangers—which is the first step toward averting them….

The 20 Safest Cities in Kansas—2017

Alexia Chianis | May 15, 2018 | Editorials, Focus on Community, General Safety, Reports

In Kansas, honesty, hard work, and strong values are the norm—not the exception—which could be why this heartland state boasts dozens of impressively safe communities. In fact, according to the most recent FBI crime report in…

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 20 Safest Cities in Kentucky — 2017

Alexia Chianis | May 15, 2018 | Editorials, Focus on Community, General Safety, Reports

You have plenty to brag about if you’re lucky enough to call one of these Kentucky cities home. On average, the twenty safest cities in the state reported fewer than one violent crime per 1,000…

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…