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

house in winter with snow

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes in the Home

Kaz Weida | Apr 30, 2020 | Equipment Reviews

Learn to protect your home by preventing water pipes from freezing or bursting in cold weather.

well lit living room

The Best Smart Plugs and Outlets for Your Home

Kaz Weida | Feb 4, 2020 | Equipment Reviews

Read reviews of the best smart plugs and outlets that can control any electronic device, including WeMo Mini, TP-Link, Kasa Smart, and Amazon Alexa.

Water testing kit featured image

How to Test Water at Home with a Water Test Kit

Kaz Weida | May 7, 2020 | 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...
Security camera outside

Best Multi-Camera Security Systems

Kaz Weida | May 15, 2020 | 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.

kid and parents in city

The 50 Safest Cities to Raise a Child | SafeWise

Kaz Weida | May 15, 2020 | Safety News

SafeWise is proud to help you find the safest cities to raise kids. Here are the 50 Safest Cities to Raise Children in 2019. See if your city made the list!

How to Detect Poisonous Gas in the Home Featured

How to Detect a Gas Leak in Your Home

Kaz Weida | Aug 5, 2019 | Home Safety

Learn to prevent and detect gas leaks in your home and spot signs of other air contaminants before suffering symptoms of exposure like carbon monoxide poisoning.

SimpliSafe home security system

SimpliSafe FAQs

Kaz Weida | May 13, 2020 | Home Security

We answer any and all questions regarding SimpliSafe’s home security system.

house with American flag hanging from porch

Does a Gun Make Your Home Safer?

Kaz Weida | Jul 24, 2019 | 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.

November Home Maintenance and Safety Checklist

Kaz Weida | Nov 29, 2018 | Home Safety, Safety Tips

The holidays have arrived and with them come guests. Many, many guests. Let’s get your home ready for the influx of family, friends, and fantastic food by focusing on a clean house and an organized…

Pile of leaves next to a wheelbarrow full of leaves in yard

October Home Maintenance and Safety Checklist

Kaz Weida | Feb 27, 2018 | Home Safety, Safety Tips

As the leaves fall and colder temperatures set in, we’ll move inside to address important tasks that deserve your attention. October is a great time to get organized before the rush of the holidays, but…