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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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…

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Nest Secure Alarm System Review

Kasey Tross | Jun 29, 2018 | SafeWise Reviews

The Nest Secure Alarm system is a sleek, high-tech system with unique features. We’re most impressed with its user-friendly app but disappointed with its limited security options.   Overall Star Rating (3 out of 5)…

Choice Home Warranty Review

Kasey Tross | Jul 10, 2018 | SafeWise Reviews

Choice Home Warranty 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 negative reviews may be a…

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LiveWatch Home Security System Review

Kasey Tross | May 30, 2018 | Home Security

LiveWatch security systems may look dated, but they contain high-tech home automation technology backed with a lifetime warranty. Overall Star Rating (4 out of 5) Best Money-Back Guarantee Low startup cost DIY installation Full customization…

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American Home Shield – Home Warranty Review

Kasey Tross | Jul 10, 2018 | SafeWise Reviews

Is American Home Shield (AHS) Worth the Cost? The short answer: most likely. But you need to know what you’re buying. Read our American Home Shield review to find out what an AHS warranty is…

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Sabre vs. iSmartAlarm Window/Door Sensors

Kasey Tross | Mar 22, 2018 | Uncategorized

The first line of defense against intruders, both the Sabre and the iSmartAlarm sensors are wireless and easy to install for the DIYer. Read on to find out more about some of the key features…