Rebecca Edwards

Rebecca is the lead safety reporter and in-house expert for SafeWise.com. 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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ADT Home Security Review

Rebecca Edwards | Aug 21, 2020 | Home Security

Find out if ADT home security is the best choice for you. We review ADT’s price, contracts, customer service, and equipment.

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SimpliSafe Home Security Review

Rebecca Edwards | Aug 21, 2020 | Home Security

Get all the details about SimpliSafe pricing, services, and features. SafeWise takes an in-depth look at the SimpliSafe DIY home security system in our review.

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How to Install a SimpliSafe Home Security System

Rebecca Edwards | Aug 11, 2020 | Home Security

Find out how easy it is to install your SimpliSafe security system with our step-by-step guide. Learn SimpliSafe installation tips to make setup fast and simple.

Woman sitting near window with smartphone and laptop

Home Security System Cancellation Policies

Rebecca Edwards | Aug 11, 2020 | Home Security

Home security systems often come with long-term contracts. Before you commit, it’s important to know exactly what you’re signing up for.

gloved burglar using crow bar to break in to door on home

Burglary vs. Robbery

Rebecca Edwards | Aug 11, 2020 | Home Security

Confused about the difference between burglary and robbery? You’re not alone. Here’s the definitive guide to sorting out what makes a robbery different from a burglary.

The 20 Safest Cities in Arkansas

Arkansas’s 20 Safest Cities of 2020

Rebecca Edwards | Aug 5, 2020 | Safety News

Find out which cities are the safest in Arkansas 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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10 Most Dangerous Cities in America for 2020

Rebecca Edwards | Aug 5, 2020 | Safety News
Find out which metro areas reported the fewest crimes in our Safest Metro Areas report. Everyone wants to feel safe at home, but what if your city reports more crimes than other cities? Does that...
SimpliSafe vs Frontpoint hub comparison

SimpliSafe vs. Frontpoint Home Security

Rebecca Edwards | Aug 6, 2020 | Equipment Reviews

We compare DIY home security systems, SimpliSafe and Frontpoint, in a head-to-head review. See which comes out on top for prices, features, and tech.

Dawn in the Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, USA.

Tennessee’s 20 Safest Cities of 2020

Rebecca Edwards | Aug 5, 2020 | Safety News

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

A foggy morning Autumn view of the lake at Holmdel Park in New Jersey.

New Jersey’s 50 Safest Cities of 2020

Rebecca Edwards | Aug 5, 2020 | Reports, Safety News

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