The Top 10 SafeWise Posts of 2015

Written by | Updated January 13, 2016

Top 10 SafeWise Posts of 2015

What a year 2015 was! Here are the top 10 trafficked SafeWise posts from 2015 to remind us to stay safe and secure as we head into the new year.


10. Installing a Home Security System is Easier Than You Think

“Easy to install, affordable, and powerful, a DIY home security system can help protect a studio apartment in the city or a big house in the suburbs.”

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DIY home installation is easier to install than you think

9. 9 Ways to Help Burglar Proof Your Mail Slot

“Burglars are known to slip wires and cords through vulnerable mail slots (or even their hand) to unlock front doors. It’s important to find ways to secure your mail slot and help make it burglar proof.”

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Burglar proof your front door

8. Safety Hazards to Watch for Around the House

“To make sure you’re doing everything you can to keep your family safe, here are the 10 most common safety hazards in the home, along with things you can do to avoid injury and stay out of harm’s way.”

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Toys left out can be a choking hazard


7. A Guide to Porch Light Safety: Leave it On or Turn it Off?

“Burglars will sometimes stake out a house for a few days, or even weeks, before attempting a break-in. A porch light left on at all hours for days at a time can signal you’re away on vacation.”

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Use your porch light to deter burglars


6. The 5 Best Motion Sensor Lights Under $50

“We’ve found five affordable motion-activated lights that each offer a unique advantage so you can decide what will work best for your property.”

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5. The 30 Most Dangerous Cities in America

“Nationally, crime has been declining, but according to a study conducted by Chapman University, Americans don’t feel any safer than they used to. Our research revealed there are many cities in the U.S. where crime remains a major concern.”

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30 most dangerous cities in america 2015


4. Are Fake Security Signs and Stickers Worth the Risk?

“If a security system isn’t in your budget you can still purchase yard signs and window decals that announce the presence of a system, without actually having one… we take a look at the pros and cons of fake signage, and explore additional ways to secure your home.”

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How to know if your alarm is outdated


3. What To Do When You’re Locked Out of Your House

“So you’ve locked yourself out of your house. Now what?”

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2. 50 Safest College Towns in America

“Whether you’re sending your “baby” off to college or you’ve chosen to live out your dreams in the comfort of a college town, safety and security can be a major concern. In order to give you a sense of how college towns all over the nation are protecting their communities, SafeWise security experts evaluated the most recent FBI crime statistics available. ”

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2015's Safest College Town in America


1. 10 Wearable Safety and GPS Devices for Kids

“There are now lightweight, wearable location devices designed specifically for kids. Safety wearables now come in a variety of convenient designs, from a disposable plastic band to a rechargeable watch that doubles as a cell phone.”

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wearable GPS and b;uetooth devices for kids

Thanks for a great year! We look forward to bringing you great articles to keep you and your community safe and happy in 2016. Be sure to come find us on Facebook and Twitter!

Written by Alyssa Baker

Alyssa Baker is a writer and a resident security expert for the SafeWise team. She enjoys writing about home automation and home security gadgets, and drinks a lot of coffee in her spare time. Learn more

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