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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How to Prevent Falls

Kasey Tross | Jul 28, 2020 | Senior Safety
Fall Prevention 101 Your friend Betty tripped over a kitchen rug when she went to do the dishes and ended up in the hospital. You strongly considered switching to paper plates, and you worried that...

Choice Home Warranty Review

Kasey Tross | Mar 3, 2020 | SafeWise Reviews
The Choice Home Warranty Company 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 its service is...
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How to Effectively Place Motion Sensors in Your Home

Kasey Tross | Jun 5, 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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Scout Home Security System Review

Kasey Tross | May 12, 2020 | SafeWise Reviews

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Home Security Alternatives to ADT

Kasey Tross | Feb 6, 2020 | Home Security

If you’re frustrated with ADT, there are several alternatives, and we’ve rounded them up for you. We’ll show you how they compare when it comes to pricing, contracts, equipment, customer service, and installation.

Why Pet Harnesses Are (Usually) Better Than Collars

Kasey Tross | Apr 30, 2020 | Equipment Reviews, Pet Safety
You love your fur baby, so you don’t want to risk potential injury with a collar. But you also need them to behave on walks and in public. We feel the same way about our...
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LifeFone Medical Alert System Review

Kasey Tross | Jul 28, 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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AVG Antivirus Free Review

Kasey Tross | Jan 14, 2020 | 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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Best Home Security Systems in Chicago

Kasey Tross | Jan 7, 2020 | Equipment Reviews, Home Security

Find the best home security systems in Chicago to protect your home against burglary. These local picks have great customer reviews and monitoring packages.

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January Home Maintenance and Safety Checklist

Kasey Tross | Dec 23, 2019 | Home Safety

Make your home more safe, clean, and comfortable this new year with this January home maintenance checklist.