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 30, 2020 | Online Security

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 Best Smart Home Security Systems

Rebecca Edwards | Oct 1, 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 | Sep 30, 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 | Oct 16, 2020 | 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...

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.

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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.

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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!