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

7 Surprising Playroom Hazards and How to Avoid Them

Alexia Chianis | Dec 11, 2019 | Equipment Reviews

Many parents think their home is the safest place for their children, and this is often true. But sadly, SafeKids.org 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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The 30 Most Dangerous Cities in America – 2015

Alexia Chianis | Dec 11, 2019 | Focus on Community

Nationally, crime has been declining, but according to a study conducted by Chapman University, Americans don’t feel any safer than they used to. Our research revealed there are many cities in the U.S. where crime…

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9 Things Every Child Should Know About Safety

Alexia Chianis | Dec 11, 2019 | 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...

10 Safest Cities in Nebraska

Alexia Chianis | Dec 11, 2019 | Focus on Community

Nebraska offers a wealth of Mother Nature’s treasures, centuries of fascinating history, and low crime rates. According to the most recent FBI Crime Report, only 12 states in the nation are safer than Nebraska. Nebraska…

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Easy Home Security Projects You Can Tackle in a Weekend

Alexia Chianis | Feb 14, 2020 | Safety Tips

Nearly 1.6 million burglaries occur every year in the US—that’s one burglary every twenty seconds. But your home doesn’t have to be a burglar’s next target. We’ve got eight quick security fixes to make your…

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5 Ways to Team Up With Your Neighbors to Keep Crime at Bay

Alexia Chianis | Dec 11, 2019 | Safety Tips

Some neighborhoods experience less crime than others, but no neighborhood is crime free. Even quiet, historically safe communities are apt to face a crime threat at some point. Whether your neighborhood is experiencing criminal activity…

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Top Tips for Protecting Your Home During a Remodel

Alexia Chianis | Dec 11, 2019 | Safety Tips

Whether you’re in need of a plumber, painter or landscaper, finding a competent and trustworthy contractor to carry out your remodel is no easy task. After you find one, you’ll have to worry about keeping…

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6 Technologies to Help Your Student Safely Return to College

Alexia Chianis | Dec 11, 2019 | Safety Tips

A recent Education Department report reveals that although campus crime decreased slightly over the last decade, the number of reported sex crimes increased by more than 50 percent from 2001 to 2011. Thankfully, a handful…