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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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 | Jul 10, 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 | Jun 9, 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.

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Internet Safety: How to Avoid Online Scams

Alexia Chianis | Mar 18, 2020 | Online Security, Senior Safety
Last Updated: Less than 6 months We added some tips about scams related to the coronavirus pandemic below. Internet fraud is alive and well, and it’s costing victims thousands of dollars. In fact, the FBI’s...
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How Safe Is Your Neighborhood? Use These 5 Tools to Find Out

Alexia Chianis | Jul 9, 2020 | 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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Home Automation Guide for Beginners

Alexia Chianis | Dec 11, 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...