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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Nest vs. Ring Home Security

Kaz Weida | Jul 10, 2020 | 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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Bark App Review

Kaz Weida | Jul 7, 2020 | Child and Baby Safety, Equipment Reviews, Family Safety, Online Security, 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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4 Remote Car Starters that Work with Any Vehicle

Kaz Weida | Jul 2, 2020 | Car Safety
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5 Best Door Locks for Apartments and Renters

Kaz Weida | Jun 25, 2020 | Buyers Guides, Home Security

We selected the top door locks that are easy to install without angering your landlord or risking the loss of your security deposit.

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Does a Gun Make Your Home Safer?

Kaz Weida | Jun 16, 2020 | Home Safety

Research shows that having a gun at home does not make us safer. Learn more about what the latest studies on gun safety tell us.

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Can Fake Security Signs and Stickers Prevent Break Ins?

Kaz Weida | Jun 5, 2020 | Home Security

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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Best Anti-malware Apps for Your Smartphone

Kaz Weida | Apr 22, 2020 | Online Security, 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 Test Air Quality in the Home

Kaz Weida | Apr 17, 2020 | Equipment Reviews, Home Safety
The quality of the air you breathe can contribute to health problems like asthma and allergies. And it’s not just outdoor air quality that exposes us to pollutants. The World Health Organization (WHO) says 9...
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Best Smartwatches for Kids

Kaz Weida | Jul 9, 2020 | 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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2020’s Best Aftermarket Car Alarms to Protect Your Vehicle

Kaz Weida | May 27, 2020 | Car Safety

Protect your car from thieves with the best car alarm system available. See reviews for top vehicle protection including sirens, sensors, and remote start.