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. 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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The Best Cheap Home Security Systems

Rebecca Edwards | Feb 20, 2020 | 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 | Feb 20, 2020 | 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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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.

Owlet Smart Sock Review

Rebecca Edwards | Dec 11, 2019 | Family Safety

SafeWise tested the Owlet Smart Sock. Read the review to see if it delivers peace of mind to new parents—and whether its health monitoring is worth the price tag.

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The 10 Safest Metro Cities in America for 2019

Rebecca Edwards | Nov 22, 2019 | Focus on Community

To help you find the best urban spot to live, SafeWise inspected FBI crime data to see which major cities around America are the safest places to live.

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10 Most Dangerous Cities in America

Rebecca Edwards | Nov 22, 2019 | Focus on Community
Last Updated: Less than 6 months Check out the Safest Metro Cities report on a different page. Big cities and safety have more in common than you might think. Metro counties and cities with populations...
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Canary Home Security Review

Rebecca Edwards | Nov 22, 2019 | Home Security, Product Reviews

Canary delivers sleek and simple home security in a compact package. Find out which Canary security camera has the right features and price to protect your home.

Be Prepared: How to Properly Use a Fire Extinguisher

Rebecca Edwards | Nov 19, 2019 | Home Safety
We should all have at least one fire extinguisher somewhere in our home, but it’s not enough to simply keep one under the kitchen sink. If there is a fire, your safety—and the safety of...
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10 Simple Ways to Secure Your New Home

Rebecca Edwards | Feb 20, 2020 | Home Safety

Don’t be overwhelmed about how to secure your home. SafeWise has 10 easy tips and tricks to help you keep your home safe from burglars, hackers, and more.

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Frontpoint vs. Vivint Security

Rebecca Edwards | Nov 18, 2019 | Home Security

SafeWise pits Vivint’s smart home security against customer favorite Frontpoint. See which company does better on price, features, customer service, and home automation.