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

The Best Outdoor Security Lights

Rebecca Edwards | Oct 13, 2020 | Home Safety, Home Security

Find the best outdoor security lights to protect your home. SafeWise picks the best security lights based on price, weatherproof rating, and other features.

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Can You Keep Your Home Security System When You Move?

Rebecca Edwards | Oct 13, 2020 | Home Security
Can You Keep Your Home Security System When You Move? Whether you live in a house, condo, or apartment, moving happens. In most cases you can take your home security system with you when you...
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How Do You Make a Strong Password?

Rebecca Edwards | Oct 13, 2020 | Online Security

Just about everyone knows that you shouldn’t use your pet’s name or loved one’s birthday as a password, but how do you come up with a truly strong password that can foil both human and computerized hackers?

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10 Cybersecurity Tips for Online Shopping

Rebecca Edwards | Oct 8, 2020 | Online Security

Find out how to protect yourself from scams while shopping online. Make sure you don’t forget about cyber security with SafeWise’s 10 online shopping tips.

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Halloween and COVID-19: Dos and Don’ts to Stay Safe This Year

Rebecca Edwards | Oct 6, 2020 | Family Safety, Safety News

Follow these dos and don’ts for a safe Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic. Get resources for local guidelines, restrictions, and events.

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The 50 Safest College Towns in America of 2020

Rebecca Edwards | Oct 6, 2020 | Safety News

See which college towns report the fewest crimes. We looked at crime rates and found out what schools are doing about COVID-19 this fall.

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California’s 50 Safest Cities of 2020

Rebecca Edwards | Oct 6, 2020 | Safety News

Find out which cities are the safest in California based on the FBI’s most recent data on violent crimes and property crimes. See if your city made the list!

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Thieves Offer Home Security Tips: How to Make Your Home Less Appealing to a Burglar

Rebecca Edwards | Oct 5, 2020 | Home Security

We all want to keep our home and loved ones safe. We managed to get tips directly from burglars on how not to fall victims to their traps.

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Hiding in Plain Sight: 6 Sneaky Ways to Keep Your Valuables Safe

Rebecca Edwards | Oct 5, 2020 | Home Security

Here are six great ways to pull one over on the bad guys and make sure your stuff stays safe.

Internet Safety Guide for Kids

Internet Safety Guide for Kids

Rebecca Edwards | Oct 5, 2020 | Family Safety, Online Security

SafeWise is committed to keeping kids safe online. Find safety tips for kids, internet safety facts, and the top online threats to kids in our internet safety guide.