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

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…

6 Steps to Secure Your Home after a Neighborhood Burglary

Alexia Chianis | Jun 23, 2017 | Home Safety

You’ve just found out your neighbor’s house was burglarized. Chances are you’re feeling a bit unnerved—after all, it could have been your home. With your family’s safety in mind, you’re probably wondering what you can…

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Internet Safety: How to Avoid Online Scams

Alexia Chianis | Sep 13, 2019 | Internet Safety, Senior Safety
Internet fraud is alive and well, and it’s costing victims thousands of dollars. In fact, the FBI’s Internet Crime Compliant Center (IC3) received nearly 300,000 complaints of online fraud in 2015—that’s an average of almost...

The 20 Safest Cities in Pennsylvania—2017

Alexia Chianis | Nov 29, 2018 | Focus on Community
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Home Security for Renters: What You Need to Know

Alexia Chianis | Aug 26, 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 to Properly Change a Flat Tire

Alexia Chianis | Aug 28, 2017 | Safety Tips

Flat tires can happen at any time and place, and emergency roadside assistance may not always be available. So whether you’re a seasoned driver or a teen who’s getting behind the wheel for the first…

What to Do After a Car Accident

Alexia Chianis | Apr 20, 2017 | Safety Tips

We realize being involved in a car accident is startling and stressful. We also know that learning how to deal with a crash can make the experience less overwhelming—which is why we put together this…

6 Smart Home Automation Devices to Get You Through the Toddler Years

Alexia Chianis | Oct 30, 2018 | SafeWise Recommends

Raising a toddler is a wonderful experience that most parents look back on fondly. But when you’re in the trenches of the “terrible twos,” you might feel overwhelmed. Use these home automation gadgets to help…

The Best Apps to Help Get You Home Safely When You’re Alone

Alexia Chianis | Apr 20, 2017 | Safety Tips

We count on apps for so many things these days, like avoiding traffic, finding dates, and keeping up with our friends. In fact, the average American cellphone user accesses approximately twenty-seven apps per month, according…

Common Pipe Problems and How to Avoid Them

Alexia Chianis | Mar 17, 2017 | Safety Tips

Owning a home is incredibly rewarding, but it comes with a lot of responsibilities—including taking care of your pipes. We know pipe maintenance probably isn’t at the top of your to-do list, but ignoring your…