Kasey Tross

Kasey is a trained Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) member and a freelance writer with expertise in emergency preparedness and security. As the mother of four kids, including two teens, Kasey knows the safety concerns parents face as they raise tech-savvy kids in a connected world, and she loves to research the latest security options for her own family and for SafeWise readers.

Posts by Kasey Tross

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The Best Baby Monitors of 2020

Kasey Tross | Mar 28, 2020 | Buyers Guides, Child and Baby Safety

Parenting a newborn comes with a lot of anxiety, and having a top-notch baby monitor can help put you at ease. We’ve researched the best baby monitors for every lifestyle and budget.

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ADT Cameras Guide: Indoor vs. Outdoor vs. Video Doorbell Cameras

Kasey Tross | Mar 26, 2020 | Equipment Reviews

Wondering how the differences stack up for Ring vs. Ring 2 vs Ring Pro vs Ring Elite? Curious about which of all the Ring video doorbells is best? We put all the Ring video doorbells side by side so you can clearly see how they compare.

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The Apartment Security Guide for Renters

Kasey Tross | Mar 26, 2020 | Family Safety, Home Security

Find out how to choose a safe apartment and improve the security of your current apartment. These simple steps will give you greater peace of mind.

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Best Solar-Powered Security Lights

Kasey Tross | Mar 24, 2020 | Buyers Guides, Home Safety

Find the best solar-powered lights, cameras, and light/camera combinations. Stay safe (and green!) with the solar security solutions in this SafeWise guide.

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Emergency Kits 101: How to Be Prepared for Anything

Kasey Tross | Mar 26, 2020 | Family Safety, Home Safety

Is your family prepared for a natural disaster or emergency? Learn the basics of how to assemble an emergency kit and stay prepared.

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Step-by-Step Emergency Food Planning

Kasey Tross | Mar 26, 2020 | Home Safety, Safety Tips

Learn how to prepare your own emergency food storage. SafeWise teaches you how to start small with just a few basics and work your way up to a fully stocked emergency food pantry.

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How to Prevent Falls

Kasey Tross | Mar 25, 2020 | Senior Safety
Fall Prevention 101 Your friend Betty tripped over a kitchen rug when she went to do the dishes and ended up in the hospital. You strongly considered switching to paper plates, and you worried that...

Choice Home Warranty Review

Kasey Tross | Mar 3, 2020 | SafeWise Reviews
The Choice Home Warranty Company helps homeowners plan for unexpected household repairs with appliance service contracts. The company has some unique options that set it apart from other home warranty companies, but its service is...
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How to Effectively Place Motion Sensors in Your Home

Kasey Tross | Feb 18, 2020 | Home Security, Safety Tips

Learn where to place motion sensors in your home, places to avoid, and how to use them most effectively.

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Scout Home Security System Review

Kasey Tross | Feb 6, 2020 | SafeWise Reviews
Overall Rating 3.2/5 Portable equipmentCellular-only optionCompatible with NestThorough video tutorialsNo contracts Check PriceRead Review Scout Alarm at a Glance Scout Alarm started as part of a crowdfunding campaign when one of its founders was frustrated with...