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

5 Commonly Ingested Poisons in Your Home and How to Treat Them

Alexia Chianis | Feb 20, 2020 | Safety Tips

According to an American Association of Poison Control Centers report, one human poison exposure is reported approximately every fifteen seconds in the United States, adding up to more than two million human poison exposures annually.1…

How to Choose the Best Pet Cam for Live Streaming

Alexia Chianis | Dec 11, 2019 | Safety Tips

Just like home security cameras help keep your family safe, a pet webcam can quell concerns about your pet’s well-being when you’re not home. Not only that, but a puppy cam helps you bond with…

What To Do if Your House is Broken Into

Alexia Chianis | Dec 11, 2019 | Safety Tips

As a police officer, I responded to hundreds of burglaries and was often the first person a homeowner spoke with after they discovered the crime. In nearly every case, the victim was clearly frightened, confused…

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Kid-Friendly Pumpkin Carving: Tips, Tools, and Advice

Alexia Chianis | Dec 11, 2019 | Safety Tips

Nothing can get your family in the Halloween spirit like carving a pumpkin together. To help ensure your children enjoy a fun and safe pumpkin-carving experience, we’ve put together this list of tips, tools, and general advice.

9 Ways to Make Your Backyard a Safer Place to Play

Alexia Chianis | Dec 11, 2019 | Equipment Reviews

Backyards are synonymous with summer fun — offering your kids fresh air, exercise, and hours of entertainment. But backyards can be surprisingly dangerous places, too. Following a few simple safety guidelines can go a long…

5 Smart Devices Perfect for People Who Live Alone

Alexia Chianis | Feb 25, 2020 | Safety Tips

According to the “2015 State of the Smart Home Report” published by Icontrol Networks, 90 percent of consumers say security is one of the top reasons to buy smart home technologies. For people who live…

7 Surprising Playroom Hazards and How to Avoid Them

Alexia Chianis | Feb 25, 2020 | Equipment Reviews

Many parents think their home is the safest place for their children, and this is often true. But sadly, reports that 10,000 kids are admitted to emergency rooms every day for injuries that commonly…

A 6-Step Guide to Hiring a Safe Nanny

Alexia Chianis | Dec 11, 2019 | Equipment Reviews

There are a lot of things to think about when hiring a nanny, and safety is, undoubtedly, at the top of your list. To help make the hiring process less overwhelming, we’ve put together this…

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9 Things Every Child Should Know About Safety

Alexia Chianis | Apr 30, 2020 | Safety Tips

It’s natural to want to protect your child from harm, but you can’t be by their side every moment of the day. It’s important they learn to take responsibility for their personal security and know…

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Installing a Home Security System is Easier Than You Think

Alexia Chianis | Dec 11, 2019 | Safety Tips
While there are many benefits of a traditional home alarm system that is installed by an experienced security professional, there are several do-it-yourself (DIY) systems on the market, and they are easier to install and...