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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Avast Internet Security Software Review

Kasey Tross | Nov 10, 2020 | Online Security

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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AVG Antivirus Free Review

Kasey Tross | Nov 10, 2020 | Online Security

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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AVG Secure VPN Review

Kasey Tross | Nov 10, 2020 | Online Security

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.

Reolink Argus 2 Solar-Powered Camera Review

Kasey Tross | Oct 24, 2020 | Home Security

If you’re looking for a solar-powered camera, the Reolink Argus 2 may work for you. It’s got a few bugs, but it’s affordable and easy to set up.

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LifeFone Medical Alert System Review

Kasey Tross | Oct 21, 2020 | Senior Safety

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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8 Ways to Keep Thieves Out of Your Garage

Kasey Tross | Oct 20, 2020 | 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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The Apartment Security Guide for Renters

Kasey Tross | Oct 19, 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.

SimpliSafe vs. Ring Alarm Home Security

Kasey Tross | Oct 15, 2020 | Home Security

We dug deep to find out how SimpliSafe and Ring compare for pricing, plans, security equipment, and customer service. Check out our side-by-side comparison to see why SimpliSafe earns our top pick.

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How to Effectively Place Motion Sensors in Your Home

Kasey Tross | Oct 13, 2020 | Home Security

Learn where to place motion sensors in your home, places to avoid, and how to use them most effectively.

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Ring Video Doorbells Breakdown

Kasey Tross | Oct 8, 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.