Rebecca Edwards

Rebecca is the lead safety reporter and in-house expert for She has been a journalist and blogger for over 25 years, with a focus on home and community safety for the past six. Rebecca spends dozens of hours every month testing and evaluating security products and strategies. Her safety expertise is sought after by publications, broadcast journalists, non-profit organizations, podcasts, and more. You can find her work and contributions in places like TechCrunch, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, HGTV, MSN, and an ever-growing library of radio and TV clips.

Posts by Rebecca Edwards

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Best and Worst States for Driving in Bad Weather

Rebecca Edwards | Dec 10, 2018 | Car Safety

Floods and tornadoes may get all the headlines, but neither is the deadliest weather hazard. It’s driving in winter weather. In 2016, floods and tornadoes were responsible for a combined 144 weather-related fatalities across the…

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How to Secure Your Home Wi-Fi

Rebecca Edwards | Oct 19, 2020 | Online Security

Learn how to secure your home Wi-Fi network. SafeWise shares tips to protect your router, wireless network, passwords, devices, and your identity, too.

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Nest Protect Smoke Alarm Review

Rebecca Edwards | Oct 19, 2020 | Home Safety
Nest Protect Smoke Alarm 4/5 Easy installationFriendly voice alertsRemote access from the Nest appNightly Promise lightNo steam-triggered alarms Visit Home DepotRead Review Nest Protect Smoke Alarm at a Glance After living under the regime of a...
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What Costs More? Pets vs. Babies

Rebecca Edwards | Oct 3, 2020 | Family Safety, Pet Safety

Having a little one to snuggle up with at the end of the day makes life better, but it’ll cost you. Whether you’ve got baby cravings or long for a cuddly, four-legged “furbaby,” there’s a…

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5 Things Your Homeowners Insurance Might Not Cover

Rebecca Edwards | Jun 4, 2020 | Home Safety
Recovering from a burglary is difficult both financially and emotionally. The last thing you need after such a traumatic event is to find out that not all losses are covered by your homeowners insurance. Don’t...
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The Best Natural Cleaning Products to Help You Spring Clean

Rebecca Edwards | Oct 2, 2020 | Home Safety

We’ve found the most recommended natural and organic cleaning products that really get the job done. These fifteen natural cleaning products will help you get your spring cleaning done safely and without harming Mother Nature.

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How to Poison Proof Every Room of Your Home

Rebecca Edwards | Oct 6, 2020 | Home Safety
Poisons exist in nearly every corner of your home, but you have the power to keep your family and pets safe from them. In addition to keeping the poison control number—1-800-222-1222—prominently posted on your fridge...
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What You Need to Ask Before Hiring a Duct Cleaner

Rebecca Edwards | Aug 31, 2020 | Home Safety
Making sure your air duct system functions properly is important to your health and the safety of your home. We all want our homes to be more energy efficient, and a clean, clear air duct...
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How Nest Can Turn Your House into a Smart Home

Rebecca Edwards | Oct 23, 2020 | Smart Home
If you’ve heard of home automation, you’ve probably also heard of Nest. Nest is one of the pioneers in the smart home revolution. Its mission is “creating the thoughtful home: a home that takes care...
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How to Pick the Safest Types of Toys for Your Pet

Rebecca Edwards | Aug 31, 2020 | Pet Safety

Use this guide to keep your pet’s playtime as fun as possible. Find out what hazards toys can present, how to select the safest toys for your pet, and the safe pet toys we recommend.