Kaz Weida

Kaz is a journalist who covers home security, parenting, and community and child safety. Her work and product testing in the security and safety field spans the past four years. You can find Kaz in HuffPost, SheKnows, Lifehack, and much more. Her degree in education and her background as a teacher and a parent make her uniquely suited to offer practical advice on creating safe environments for your family.

Posts by Kaz Weida

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How to Help Aging Parents Drive Longer

Kaz Weida | Nov 2, 2019 | Family Safety

Driving means independence for older adults, but we all worry about senior driving skills. Spot warning signs of unsafe driving & learn how to help aging parents.

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How to Test Water at Home with a Water Test Kit

Kaz Weida | Oct 30, 2019 | Home Safety
The quality of the water we drink and use daily is essential to well-being and health. Polling indicates 61% of Americans worry “a great deal” about polluted drinking water.1 Whether you’re concerned about contaminants or...
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Bark App Review

Kaz Weida | Oct 28, 2019 | Child and Baby Safety, Equipment Reviews, Family Safety, Internet Safety, Product Reviews

Bark monitors social media, emails, and texts on an unlimited number of devices and alerts parents to suspicious activity—like signs of cyberbullying or self-harm—to help keep kids safe.

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Best Anti-malware Apps for Your Smartphone

Kaz Weida | Oct 28, 2019 | Internet Safety, Product Reviews

Keeping your Android safe is a challenge because of its operating system, but these recommended antivirus apps and security suites are up to the task. They’ll address malware on your phone and secure multiple devices to ensure your personal data stays private.

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How to Improve Bathroom Safety for Seniors

Kaz Weida | Oct 22, 2019 | Equipment Reviews, Senior Safety
As we age and mobility declines, falling becomes one of the primary causes of serious injury. The CDC says the bathroom is the most dangerous place in the home, especially for adults aged 65 or...
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Ring Spotlight Camera Review

Kaz Weida | Oct 28, 2019 | Equipment Reviews, Home Security, SafeWise Reviews

Ring’s Spotlight Camera joins the Ring family of devices as an outdoor home security camera, recording HD video & equipped with motion detection & night vision.

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Can Fake Security Signs and Stickers Prevent Break Ins?

Kaz Weida | Oct 24, 2019 | Home Security, Safety Tips

Fake security signs have are methods of preventing burglary, but are they effective? See if you’re better off getting a real security system.

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Nest vs. Ring Home Security

Kaz Weida | Oct 22, 2019 | Equipment Reviews, Home Security

Which DIY home security system is better? We compare Nest Secure to Ring Home security to see which system protects better for your budget.

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Best Smartwatches for Kids

Kaz Weida | Oct 2, 2019 | Equipment Reviews, Family Safety

Check out the best kids’ smartwatches equipped with fun features like GPS location and fitness tracking, including the durable Verizon GizmoWatch and VTech Kidizoom.

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Best Multi-Camera Security Systems

Kaz Weida | Aug 19, 2019 | Home Security

We scanned the field of camera security systems to identify the best ones to stand guard over your property. We looked for multi-camera systems that come with plenty of storage capacity and offer a wide field of view and night vision.