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

Why Pet Harnesses Are (Usually) Better Than Collars

Kasey Tross | Jan 14, 2020 | Equipment Reviews, Pet Safety
You love your fur baby, so you don’t want to risk potential injury with a collar. But you also need them to behave on walks and in public. We feel the same way about our...
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LifeFone Medical Alert System Review

Kasey Tross | Jan 14, 2020 | Equipment Reviews

We break down LifeFone’s pricing, features, and customer reviews to see how it compares to other leading medical alert systems.

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AVG Antivirus Free Review

Kasey Tross | Jan 14, 2020 | SafeWise Reviews

We tested AVG AntiVirus FREE to find out if it’s the right antivirus software to make your digital life more secure.

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The Best Password Manager for All Your Devices

Kasey Tross | Jan 14, 2020 | Internet Safety

We’ve taken a closer look at the top password managers available on the market and narrowed it down to the most secure and most reputable so you can rest assured your passwords are safe and sound.

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8 Ways to Keep Thieves Out of Your Garage

Kasey Tross | Jan 7, 2020 | Home Safety, Home Security

Learn the tricks burglars use to get into your garage and stop a break-in before it happens. Beef up your garage security with these 8 simple tips.

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Best Home Security Systems in Chicago

Kasey Tross | Jan 7, 2020 | Equipment Reviews, Home Security

Find the best home security systems in Chicago to protect your home against burglary. These local picks have great customer reviews and monitoring packages.

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The Apartment Security Guide for Renters

Kasey Tross | Jan 20, 2020 | Home Safety

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 Identity Theft Protection in 2020

Kasey Tross | Jan 9, 2020 | Internet Safety

We researched the offerings of five leading identity theft protection services, tallying everything from antivirus software to wallet recovery, and found IdentityForce to be the clear winner in the identity theft protection game.

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January Home Maintenance and Safety Checklist

Kasey Tross | Dec 23, 2019 | Home Safety

Make your home more safe, clean, and comfortable this new year with this January home maintenance checklist.

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2020’s Best Smart Home Automation Systems

Kasey Tross | Dec 19, 2019 | Home Automation, Product Reviews

We looked at price, compatibility, and user experience to help you find the best smart home hub to seamlessly sync all your smart home devices.