Patrick Hearn

The SafeWise Team is here to help you keep your home and family safe. Whether you’re looking to pick a security system or identify and remove common risks in your home, we’re here to help you find the best products and well-researched answers. At SafeWise we combine our years of experience in home safety and security with user reviews and feedback to help take the guesswork out of living safe.

Posts by Patrick Hearn

Minnesota’s 20 Safest Cities of 2018

Patrick Hearn | Aug 30, 2018 | Editorials, Focus on Community, General Safety, Reports

Home to twenty of the 2018 US Olympic athletes (and the majority of the Curling Team), Minnesota has a lot to be proud of.1 The Land of 10,000 Lakes is not only a wonderland for…

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Nest Protect vs. First Alert Smoke Alarm

Patrick Hearn | May 1, 2018 | Uncategorized

Find out if you’re better off with Nest’s smart smoke alarm or if you should get the affordable smoke and carbon monoxide detector from First Alert. We’ve compared both options to help you get the…

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Vimtag P1 vs. Nest Indoor Home Security Camera

Patrick Hearn | Mar 16, 2018 | Uncategorized

Comparing the Vimtag and Nest Camera We’ve compared the Vimtag P1 security camera and the Nest Cam Indoor based on price, functionality, and reliability to help you determine which of these two options is best…

Massachusetts’ 20 Safest Cities of 2018

Patrick Hearn | May 15, 2018 | Editorials, Focus on Community, General Safety, Reports

Massachusetts is famous for being one of the first American colonies—home to Plymouth Rock, and the birthplace of basketball. But did you know it’s also one of the safest states in the country? It’s clear…

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iSmartAlarm DIY Home Security Review

Patrick Hearn | Feb 8, 2018 | Uncategorized

iSmartAlarm is one of our favorite picks for DIY home security. The system provides affordable entry options and free cloud storage but limited home automation. The packages are divided between home sizes: studio, two-bedroom, and so…

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How to Choose a Storage Unit

Patrick Hearn | Feb 1, 2018 | Uncategorized

If you have more stuff than you know what to do with, a self-storage unit may be a good option for you. When looking for a storage unit, you’ll want to think about how much…

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Best Driveway Sensors and Alarms of 2018

Patrick Hearn | Aug 17, 2018 | Buyers Guides

We reviewed top driveway sensors and alarms to find the best for your home.

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August Smart Home Doorbell Cam Review

Patrick Hearn | Jan 24, 2018 | Equipment Reviews

Around 3:00 a.m. one morning, someone began pounding on my door. A visitor at that time was unusual, but when you live more than an hour from any major city, it’s even more unusual. Answering…