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

7 Tips for Hosting a Safe Easter Egg Hunt

Alyssa Baker | Mar 22, 2016 | Safety Tips

Easter Sunday means baskets filled with chocolate bunnies, jelly beans, and marshmallow chicks. And for many of us, the holiday wouldn’t be the same without an Easter egg hunt. This classic Easter activity is a great…

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…

5 Great Safety Products for Kids with Food Allergies

Alyssa Baker | Mar 1, 2016 | Equipment Reviews

15 million Americans have food allergies, including 6 million children. A life-threatening food allergy sends someone to the hospital every three minutes — and kids are at the highest risk. You can’t always be with…

Comparing 5 New Home Security Companies

Alyssa Baker | Mar 14, 2019 | Safety Tips

Navigating your options for a home alarm system can be a daunting task. Along with the big names in home security, there are several newcomers to the scene, offering you more variety as you make…

Baby Proof Your Home With Help From These 6 Gadgets

Alyssa Baker | Mar 4, 2016 | SafeWise Recommends

Getting ready for a new baby can be overwhelming, but now is an amazing time to be welcoming a little one to the family: recent advancements in technology can make parenting easier than ever. Most…

What To Do When a Burglary Occurs in Your Neighborhood

Alyssa Baker | Jan 25, 2016 | Safety Tips

Image: North Charleston, (CC BY-SA 2.0) Every 16.4 seconds, a burglary occurs in the United States, and 74 percent of those break-ins happen to residential properties. A burglary is traumatizing for the victims, but it…

The Top 10 SafeWise Posts of 2015

Alyssa Baker | Nov 29, 2018 | Equipment Reviews

What a year 2015 was! Here are the top 10 trafficked SafeWise posts from 2015 to remind us to stay safe and secure as we head into the new year.   10. Installing a Home…

6 Creative Ways to Hide Your Nest Cam

Alyssa Baker | Dec 14, 2018 | Safety Tips
Best Home Security Cameras See Top Picks Unless you’ve got some serious “Home Alone” style trap-setting skills and a lot of time on your hands, a hidden security camera is the best way to catch...

The 15 Safest Cities in Alabama—2015

Alyssa Baker | Dec 30, 2015 | Focus on Community

How We Chose the Safest Cities in Alabama To identify the 15 safest cities in Alabama, we reviewed the most recent FBI Crime Report statistics from 2013, along with population data. We eliminated all cities…