Alyssa Baker

Alyssa Baker is a writer and a resident security expert for the SafeWise team. She enjoys writing about home automation and home security gadgets, and drinks a lot of coffee in her spare time.

Posts by Alyssa Baker

10 Tips for Puppy Proofing Your Home, Inside and Out

Alyssa Baker | Mar 27, 2017 | Safety Tips, SafeWise Recommends

A new puppy is a great adventure. From the tip of its wet nose to its wildly wagging tail, it makes your world a happier place. However, it can also wreak havoc. Puppies are inquisitive,…

Halloween Safety Apps to Watch Your Trick-or-Treater

5 Apps to Keep Your Trick-or-Treaters Safe This Halloween

Alyssa Baker | Jul 26, 2019 | Safety Tips

Letting your kids trick or treat alone is a big, emotional step. You want your children to feel a sense of independence, but you also want them to be safe. Lucky for you, there are…

Smart Thermostat Faceoff: We Compare Nest vs. Ecobee

Alyssa Baker | May 18, 2016 | Equipment Reviews

Whether you’re transforming your entire house into a smart home or dipping your toes into the home automation pool, a smart thermostat is essential for more comfortable, eco-friendly living. Smart thermostats are designed to learn…

10 Home Automation Gifts for Mom

Alyssa Baker | Apr 29, 2016 | SafeWise Recommends

Moms rule, and what better way to celebrate your mom this Mother’s Day than by giving her an impressive home automation device or connected gadget? Whether your mom loves cooking, gardening, or exercising, there are…

The 5 Coolest Looking Home Security Products

Alyssa Baker | Jul 25, 2019 | SafeWise Recommends
Everyone wants to feel protected and safe in their home. And while it’s impossible to completely prevent a break-in from happening, home security systems can help improve the safety of your home and can help...
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How Much Does ADT Monitoring Home Security Cost?

Alyssa Baker | Nov 1, 2018 | Equipment Reviews

As the most recognized residential security company in North America, ADT is proud to offer a wide range of state-of-the art services made affordable for all budgets. We break down the costs for you.

8 Safety Tips for Successfully Moving to a Big City

Alyssa Baker | Apr 1, 2016 | Safety Tips

There were over 1.2 million violent crimes and 8.6 million property crimes reported in 2013 — so it’s no wonder people are afraid of moving to big cities. In fact, even if you are not…

The Top 10 Safety Rated Cribs for Your Child

Alyssa Baker | Mar 28, 2016 | Equipment Reviews

Outfitting your baby’s nursery is a special time for parents-to-be. From the color palette and design theme to the furnishings and light fixtures, you’ll make many decisions — and one of the most important ones…

The Best Smart Garage Door Openers

Alyssa Baker | Dec 21, 2018 | SafeWise Recommends

A garage door opener is more than just the button-switch gatekeeper to your garage. Thanks to modern technology, today’s smart garage door openers can also serve as home automation triggers and security devices. Users can…

Best Smart Light Bulbs

The 5 Best Smart Lightbulbs

Alyssa Baker | Mar 3, 2016 | SafeWise Recommends

LED lightbulbs have been proven to save money on energy costs. They consume less energy, produce less heat, and last longer than traditional bulbs. Smart LED lightbulbs build on the concept by adding further controls…