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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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 | Aug 11, 2020 | Home 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 | Aug 6, 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 | Jun 30, 2020 | 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 Things You Unknowingly Do That Welcome a Burglar

Alexia Chianis | Jun 22, 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.

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Simple Ways to Protect Your Empty Home While Selling

Alexia Chianis | Jun 22, 2020 | Home Safety

From using security cameras to keeping the yard in tip-top shape, here are seven simple ways to secure your vacant home while selling.

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7 Safety Tips for a Terrific Tailgating Experience

Alexia Chianis | Jun 16, 2020 | Personal Safety

Before you head off to the big game, take our crash course on tailgating safety. Learn about sun safety, avoiding dangerous driving, and more.

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7 Simple Ways to Keep Kids Safe When Playing

Alexia Chianis | Aug 31, 2020 | Family Safety

We collected some fundamental precautions to help keep your kids safe while outside—whether they’re toddlers or tweens.

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7 Safety Tips for an Injury-Free Labor Day

Alexia Chianis | Aug 31, 2020 | Personal Safety

Whether you’re planning a final summer outing or staying home to celebrate, we’ve gathered these helpful Labor Day weekend safety tips.

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8 Ways to Stay Safe in the Kitchen

Alexia Chianis | Jun 4, 2020 | Home Safety

The kitchen can be dangerous. Learn how to extinguish kitchen fires, sanitize surfaces, and cook safely with our kitchen safety tips.