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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LifeFone Medical Alert System Review

Kasey Tross | Mar 27, 2020 | Equipment Reviews

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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8 Ways to Keep Thieves Out of Your Garage

Kasey Tross | May 13, 2020 | Home Safety, 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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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.

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2020’s Best Smart Home Automation Systems

Kasey Tross | May 21, 2020 | Product Reviews, Smart Home

We looked at price, compatibility, and user experience to help you find the best smart home hub to seamlessly sync all your smart home devices.

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Best Steering Wheel Locks for Better Vehicle Security

Kasey Tross | May 27, 2020 | Auto Safety, Product Reviews

Worried your car may get stolen? We found the best steering wheel locks on the market to effectively secure your car against theft for good.

December Home Maintenance and Safety Checklist

Kasey Tross | Dec 13, 2019 | Home Safety, Safety Tips

From clearing snow and ice to insulating your pipes for the winter, our step-by-step checklist will keep your home safe and cozy this December.

SimpliSafe vs. Ring Alarm Home Security

Kasey Tross | May 28, 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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AVG Secure VPN Review

Kasey Tross | Jan 13, 2020 | SafeWise Reviews

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.