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

The 5 Best GPS Vehicle Trackers

Kasey Tross | Nov 13, 2019 | Auto Safety

Find the best GPS tracker for your car based on features, pricing, and plans. SafeWise compared the top tracking devices and narrowed it down to the top five.

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SimpliSafe vs. ADT

Kasey Tross | Nov 14, 2019 | Equipment Reviews

We compare ADT’s and SimpliSafe’s pricing, contracts, equipment, and customer service to help you decide which home security company is right for you.

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Best Car Dash Cams

Kasey Tross | Nov 8, 2019 | Buyers Guides, Equipment Reviews

We’ve researched dozens of dash cams to bring you our six favorites.

Relay by Republic Wireless Kids’ Phone Review

Kasey Tross | Nov 8, 2019 | Equipment Reviews, Family Safety

We tested and reviewed the Relay by Republic Wireless to see how it stands up against other kids GPS devices.

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ADT Security vs. Vivint Smart Home

Kasey Tross | Nov 1, 2019 | Home Security, SafeWise Reviews

Vivint vs. ADT home security. SafeWise compares price, contract, equipment, and customer service. Learn more so you can choose the best security company for you.

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Samsung SmartThings Hub Review

Kasey Tross | Oct 31, 2019 | Automation, Equipment Reviews

We took the Samsung SmartThings hub and its app for a spin to see how well they handled our smart home devices. Compatibility is the hub’s strong point, but its app is still less user-friendly than we’d like.

Wyze Sense Starter Kit Review

Kasey Tross | Oct 31, 2019 | Equipment Reviews

We were skeptical when we saw the low price on the Wyze Sense Starter Kit, but our skepticism turned to smiles when we started testing the $20 sensor setup.

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How to Talk to Your Parents about a Medical Alert System

Kasey Tross | Oct 31, 2019 | Editorials, Senior Safety

There’s no need to dread talking to your parents about a medical alert system. Our five easy steps can help you work with your parent to maintain their safety and dignity.

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LifeLock Review

Kasey Tross | Oct 25, 2019 | Service Reviews

Does LifeLock live up to the hype? We look at LifeLock’s plans, pricing, customer service, and security features to see what you really get for the money.

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Best Identity Theft Protection in 2019

Kasey Tross | Oct 22, 2019 | 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.