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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How to Keep Your Teen (or Tween) Safe Online

Rebecca Edwards | Sep 1, 2020 | Online Security, Safety Tips

Find out how to keep your teenager safe online. Learn about the top online threats for teens, and use our tips to protect your child from internet dangers.

Safety for Military Families

Rebecca Edwards | Sep 1, 2020 | Home Safety

Whether you’re being deployed or holding down the home front, here’s a simple safety checklist of things you can do to protect your home and loved ones.

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The 10 Best Wireless Security Cameras of 2020

Rebecca Edwards | Sep 5, 2020 | Home Security

Learn which wireless security cameras deliver the most features, have the best Wi-Fi connectivity, and offer perks like free cloud storage. SafeWise researched and tested wireless security cameras so you don’t have to. Find out which ones we picked as the ten best wireless security cameras of 2020.

Best Smart Electronic Door Locks of 2020

Rebecca Edwards | Aug 29, 2020 | Home Security, Smart Home

Best smart door locks buyer’s guide. We compare the top electronic door locks to bring you the future of home security and home automation.

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The Best Smart Home Security Systems

Rebecca Edwards | Aug 26, 2020 | Home Security, Smart Home

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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How Can I Secure My Internet Connection?

Rebecca Edwards | Aug 31, 2020 | Online Security

If you’re concerned about the security of your home Wi-Fi network—and all the personal data on it—then you need to make sure access to your wireless network is locked down. Network security can feel intimidating if you’re not a technophile, but it’s easier to secure your internet connection than you might think.

Be Prepared: How to Properly Use a Fire Extinguisher

Rebecca Edwards | Sep 1, 2020 | Home Safety
Last Updated: 1 month ago In light of National Preparedness Month this September, it's a good time to brush up on all of your emergency skills. Check out our piece on creating an emergency plan...

The Best Medical Alert Systems for Fall Detection

Rebecca Edwards | Aug 25, 2020 | Senior Safety

Find the best medical alert systems with fall detection. Compare equipment, price, accuracy, customer reviews, and more to find the best way to protect your loved one from falls.

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The Best Home Security System Apps

Rebecca Edwards | Aug 26, 2020 | Home Security

Home security apps help you protect your home when you’re not there by letting you check in on a smartphone or tablet. Read our reviews to find the best home security app.

Personal Safety

9 Ways to Stay Safe on Your College Campus

Rebecca Edwards | Aug 20, 2020 | Personal Safety

Learn 9 ways to stay safe on your college campus. We’ve got expert tips plus strategies to stay safe during COVID-19.