Kasey Tross

Kasey Tross is a stay-at-home mom with four energetic kids, and she's married to a security expert, so safety is a top priority in the Tross home. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, hiking, playing the flute, helping out at church, and eating far more chocolate than she should.

Posts by Kasey Tross

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How to Build a Smart Nursery for Your Baby

Kasey Tross | Sep 20, 2018 | Home Automation

Thanks to smart technology, you can harness the power of your smartphone to help you take care of your baby and simplify your life at the same time. Here are a few of our favorite ways to use modern tech to build a smarter nursery.

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The Best Password Manager for All Your Devices

Kasey Tross | Sep 20, 2018 | 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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Avast Internet Security Software Review

Kasey Tross | Sep 7, 2018 | Internet Safety

Avast Internet Security is a step up from the company’s Pro Antivirus plan, with additional features like a robust firewall, anti-spam filter, and secure browser for online activity.

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Best Bike Helmets for Kids

Kasey Tross | Aug 17, 2018 | Buyers Guides

From the moment you held your baby for the first time, you knew how important it was to protect her little head, and it’s even more important now that she’s taking off on two wheels. You want to choose a helmet that’s comfortable, stylish, and most importantly, safe. Here are our top picks for the best bicycle helmets for kids.

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AVG Secure VPN Review

Kasey Tross | Sep 4, 2018 | SafeWise Reviews

AVG’s Virtual Private Network (VPN) offers decent network protection, and we like that it doesn’t track users. But it can be pricey for a VPN that lacks key features found in less expensive software.

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AVG Antivirus Free Review

Kasey Tross | Aug 20, 2018 | 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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Pros and Cons of Self Monitored Security Systems

Kasey Tross | Jul 19, 2018 | Home Security
You want someone to keep an eye on your home when you're away, but the real question is, should that someone be you? Self-monitored home security gives you the power to monitor your own home...

The Best Smart Home Security

Kasey Tross | Jul 19, 2018 | Home Security
It's exciting to be able to offload some day-to-day stresses by adding smart home products into your life, like doorbells that let you know who's at the front door and security systems that automatically arm...
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Scout Home Security System Review

Kasey Tross | Jul 3, 2018 | SafeWise Reviews

Scout Alarm performs well in value, contract, and looks, but the security system falls short when it comes to equipment options and home automation.   Overall Star Rating (3 out of 5) Best for Customization…

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Ensuring Financial and Identity Security for Seniors

Kasey Tross | Jul 2, 2018 | Senior Safety

Financial Safety Tips for Seniors As adults age, their risk for being targeted by scammers increases, but that doesn’t mean everyone is bound to experience financial fraud. Knowing scam tactics and fraud warning signs—and how…