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 Apartment Security Guide for Renters

Kasey Tross | Sep 17, 2020 | Home Security

Find out how to choose a safe apartment and improve the security of your current apartment. These simple steps can help you level up your security.

emergency kits

Emergency Kits 101: How to Be Prepared for Anything

Kasey Tross | Sep 10, 2020 | 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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How to Know If You Live in a Flood Zone

Kasey Tross | Sep 4, 2020 | Safety Tips

Learn the four steps to finding out if you live in a flood zone. SafeWise covers the basics of flood prevention, including where to find FEMA flood maps.

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The Best Phones for Kids

Kasey Tross | Sep 1, 2020 | Family Safety

We’ve chosen our top picks for cell phones that are safe, affordable, and durable, but fun enough that your kids will actually want to use them.

broken down car on the side of the road with the hood up

The Best Car Emergency Kits

Kasey Tross | Sep 1, 2020 | Buyers Guides, Car Safety

Putting together your own kit can be a hassle, so we selected the top auto emergency kits to help you stay safer both on—and accidentally off—the road.

Step-by-Step Emergency Food Planning

Kasey Tross | Sep 1, 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.

We tested the inexpensive YI Home Camera 3 to see how its motion detection, two-way audio, and sleek design compare to pricier competitors.

YI Home Camera 3 Review

Kasey Tross | Aug 31, 2020 | Home Security, Smart Home

We tested the inexpensive YI Home Camera 3 to see how its motion detection, two-way audio, and sleek design compared to pricier competitors.

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The Best Baby Monitors of 2020

Kasey Tross | Aug 31, 2020 | Family 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.

Ring video doorbell

Ring Video Doorbells Breakdown

Kasey Tross | Aug 21, 2020 | Home Security, Smart Home

Wondering how the differences stack up for Ring vs. Ring 3 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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Best Bike Helmets for Kids

Kasey Tross | Aug 20, 2020 | Family Safety

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.