Rebecca Edwards: March 28, 2019

100 SAFEST CITIES IN US—WHERE DOES YOURS RANK? 

NATIONAL STUDY REVEALS MAJORITY OF AMERICANS FEEL UNSAFE

SECURITY EXPERT REVEALS SIMPLE WAYS TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM AMERICA’S THREE BIGGEST FEARS – VIOLENT CRIME, PROPERTY CRIME AND DIGITAL SECURITY

Rebecca Edwards

Safety and Security Expert

How safe IS your city? SafeWise, the leading resource for all things safety recently released its annual Safest Cities in America report (culled from FBI data) in conjunction with its first ever State of Safety report. New this year, the State of Safety in America is a comprehensive study of 5,000 US residents on their fears and attitudes about safety. According to the report, nearly 60 percent worry about their safety every single day.

Safety and security expert, Rebecca Edwards, is available for interviews and can address solutions for living a safer life. Edwards will offer several tips to address America’s three biggest fears — digital security, property crime, and violent crime. She’ll also drill down on best practices to secure your home for young children or aging parents.

Rebecca’s tips include:

·       Watch what you post on social media. Don’t advertise that you’re on vacation, out of town for business, or even out for a night on the town. Savvy thieves watch for this info so they know when your house is empty. And never post a picture with your house number visible.

·       Be smart about landscaping. It may seem strange, but landscaping can play a big role in home security. Make sure to keep trees and bushes near windows trimmed—you don’t want to create hiding spots for criminals. Even better, plant prickly shrubs under windows so that burglars get a good poke if they try to enter your home that way.

·       Get to know your neighbors and let them get to know you. The more familiar your neighbors are with one another, the easier it is to look after each other. Also, pay attention to the people and vehicles that belong on your street. If you get to know what and who is supposed to be there, it’s easier to spot someone who doesn’t.

·       Be smart with your passwords. Passwords should be complicated and unique. If you don’t think you’ll be able to remember them, download a free password manager.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT: www.safewise.com/safest-cities-america

MORE ABOUT REBECCA EDWARDS:

Rebecca Edwards, Safety and Security Expert and Writer is a trusted expert in home and personal safety and security, and has been researching, testing, and writing about home security systems and home safety equipment for the past six years. Rebecca has demoed and evaluated security solutions from the biggest brands in security, from Vivint to ADT, as well as DIY home security systems and smart home gadgets. Her work has appeared in numerous national media outlets including The Washington Post, TechCrunch, The Chicago Tribune and HGTV.  Her philosophy that “safety is a lifestyle” means “you don’t have to worry about security but can focus on what really matters.” Rebecca lives in the Salt Lake City area and when she’s not thinking about security, and smart gadgets, she’s spending time with her family and pets.

Produced by: SafeWise

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