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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How Safe Is Your Neighborhood? Use These 5 Tools to Find Out

Alexia Chianis | Dec 6, 2018 | 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 2019

Alexia Chianis | Mar 19, 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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Las 20 ciudades más seguras de New Mexico en 2018

Alexia Chianis | May 21, 2018 | Focus on Community

New Mexico no va a permitir que las crecientes tasas de criminalidad tomen la magia de la llamada Tierra del Encanto. Con la temporada electoral a la vuelta de la esquina, los republicanos y demócratas…

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Las 20 ciudades más seguras de Arizona en 2018

Alexia Chianis | May 21, 2018 | Focus on Community

Como es de esperarse, las tasas de criminalidad varían de un estado a otro, incluso de una región a otra. Por ejemplo, en base al informe criminal más reciente del FBI, la región occidental de…

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Best Door Security Bars and Devices

Alexia Chianis | Dec 14, 2018 | 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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8 Pet Cameras Every Pet Owner Should Know About

Alexia Chianis | Dec 13, 2018 | Buyers Guides

There are plenty of pet cameras on the market that can offer animal owners priceless peace of mind. To help you find the perfect cam to keep an eye on your pet, we’ve researched dozens of pet cameras and chosen eight that offer distinct advantages over their competitors.

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10 Surprising Home Burglary Stats and Facts

Alexia Chianis | Dec 24, 2018 | Safety Tips

Here are ten surprising facts about burglary—and preventative tips—everyone concerned about home security should know.

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5 Personal Safety and Self Defense Tools

Alexia Chianis | Apr 20, 2018 | Equipment Reviews

It’s unsettling to think about being attacked, but according to a Gallup poll, approximately 45% of women say they don’t feel safe walking near their home at night.1 Women aged eighteen to twenty-nine report feeling…

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Home Automation Guide for Beginners

Alexia Chianis | Nov 8, 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 | Dec 18, 2018 | Equipment Reviews, Home Automation, Home Safety
Editor's note: looking for more info on smart doorbells in general? Check out our latest buyer's guide on the eight best video doorbells. SafeWise is dedicated to your family’s well-being. So we make it a priority...