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 Security for Renters: What You Need to Know

Alexia Chianis | Nov 14, 2019 | 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 Safe Is Your Neighborhood? Use These 5 Tools to Find Out

Alexia Chianis | Sep 1, 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.

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North Carolina’s 20 Safest Cities of 2018

Alexia Chianis | Apr 4, 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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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 | Apr 17, 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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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...
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9 Home Security Life Hacks You Didn’t Know You Needed

Alexia Chianis | Nov 29, 2018 | 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…