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

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.

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Best Antivirus for Android

Kasey Tross | May 20, 2020 | Online Security

Find the best antivirus protection for your Android phone. SafeWise reviews, AVG, Bitdefender, Norton, and more to determine the best.

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Avast Internet Security Software Review

Kasey Tross | Dec 12, 2019 | 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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The Best Car Safety Products for Pets in 2020

Kasey Tross | Jun 25, 2020 | Equipment Reviews

Keep your dog and you safe in the car with a dog car seat, harness, or safety carrier handpicked by SafeWise for pet safety and owner convenience.

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How to Install a Ring Video Doorbell in 10 Easy Steps

Kasey Tross | May 27, 2020 | Smart Home

We walk you through your Ring Video Doorbell installation in 10 easy steps, with special tips for installing the Ring 2 and Ring Pro.

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SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro Review

Kasey Tross | May 15, 2020 | Car Safety, Product Reviews

Bouncie may be new on the GPS tracking scene, but with smart features, no contracts, and driving safety alerts, it’s a top contender if you’re shopping for a device to keep tabs on your car and whoever’s driving it.

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Ring Video Doorbells Breakdown

Kasey Tross | Jun 17, 2020 | Equipment Reviews

Wondering how the differences stack up for Ring vs. Ring 2 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 Car Dash Cams

Kasey Tross | May 7, 2020 | 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 | Mar 5, 2020 | Equipment Reviews, Family Safety

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