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

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…

The Top-Ranked Home Humidifiers

Alexia Chianis | Mar 9, 2017 | SafeWise Recommends

Humidifiers are often considered seasonal home appliances used during winter or other periods of low humidity. But if you live in a climate with year-round low humidity, or you’re moving to one, a humidifier is…

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

Alexia Chianis | Mar 6, 2017 | 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…

10 Things You Probably Have at Home that Could Poison Your Pet

Alexia Chianis | Feb 21, 2017 | Safety Tips

Whether you’re a new or seasoned pet parent, you’re dedicated to keeping your furry friend happy and healthy. Maybe you feed your pet a special diet, outfit them with a top-of-the-line GPS pet collar, or…

How to Choose the Best Pet Cam for Live Streaming

Alexia Chianis | Feb 17, 2017 | 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 | Feb 6, 2017 | 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…

9 Essentials for Winterizing Your Home

Alexia Chianis | Sep 16, 2019 | Safety Tips

Learn how to improve your home’s energy efficiency and reduce costs in the cold months. Instead of cranking up the heat, winterize your home to save energy and money.

10 Budget-Friendly Home Automation Gifts: All Under $100

Alexia Chianis | Nov 15, 2016 | SafeWise Recommends

The tech-lovers in your life are sure to want home automation solutions this holiday season. Fortunately, you don’t need to break the bank to put them under the tree. In fact, there are many reasonably…