Rebecca Edwards

Rebecca is the lead safety reporter and in-house expert for Her safety expertise is sought after by publications, broadcast journalists, non-profit organizations, podcasts, and more. ou 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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Security System Installation: Professional vs. DIY

Rebecca Edwards | Dec 17, 2019 | Home Security

Is it worth it to have a professional install your security system? Is DIY home security as easy as they say? Find out in our breakdown of professional vs. DIY installation.

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The Safest and Most Dangerous Roads on New Year’s

Rebecca Edwards | Dec 23, 2019 | Auto Safety, Focus on Community

Find out which states may have the most dangerous roads on New Year’s. SafeWise identifies which states have the most (and fewest) fatalities due to drunk driving.

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Best Outdoor Security Cameras

Rebecca Edwards | Dec 13, 2019 | Home Security

We looked at cost, night vision, motion detection, Wi-Fi capability, and extras like how easy (or hard) each camera is to install. Whether budget or smart function is your priority, we’ve got your outdoor security camera match.

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Find the Best Self-Monitored Security System

Rebecca Edwards | Dec 13, 2019 | Home Security

Find what you need to know about self monitored security systems. SafeWise covers pros and cons of self monitoring, answers FAQs, and recommends top systems.

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The Best Cheap Home Security Systems

Rebecca Edwards | Dec 13, 2019 | Buyers Guides, Home Security

Compare the best cheap DIY home security systems to protect your family. Safewise reviews affordable home security options you can install on your own.

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The Best Home Security Systems in Canada

Rebecca Edwards | Dec 13, 2019 | Home Security

Find the best home alarm system to protect your house. We looked at price, features, contract terms, and coverage across Canada to pick our top security systems.

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The Best Smart Home Security Systems

Rebecca Edwards | Dec 13, 2019 | Home Security

We’ve tested and researched smart home security systems to help you find the right DIY or professionally installed security system to protect your home.

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A Guide to Porch Light Safety: Leave It On or Turn It off?

Rebecca Edwards | Dec 11, 2019 | Home Safety, Safety Tips

What does leaving the porch light on mean? And when should you turn it off? Find out in our guide to porch light safety.

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Best Motion Detector Lights

Rebecca Edwards | Dec 19, 2019 | Buyers Guides, Home Safety

Nothing stops a trespasser in their tracks faster than motion sensor lighting. That’s why we’ve identified the best affordable motion lights available—and we didn’t forget about important features like smart tech, weatherproof designs, and reliability.

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The Best Video Doorbell Cameras of 2020

Rebecca Edwards | Jan 3, 2020 | Home Security

If you’re ready to answer your door the smart way, read about 2020’s best—and smartest—doorbells below.