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

20 Security Products under $20

Kasey Tross | Aug 19, 2019 | Home Safety

Give the gift of better home security by shopping for home safety accessories at great prices. Read on to see our list of 20 security products under $20.

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Best Door Locks for Home Security

Kasey Tross | May 15, 2020 | Product Reviews

We know that good security often comes in simple devices, which is why we decided to put electronic smart locks aside to find the best and toughest traditional door locks to keep you safer at home.

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How to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi

Kasey Tross | Aug 30, 2019 | Online Security

There are plenty of ways to protect yourself and your sensitive info while using free public Wi-Fi—find out everything you need to know here.

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What to Do If Your Identity Is Stolen

Kasey Tross | May 15, 2020 | Online Security

Identity theft isn’t just a headache, it’s a battle. SafeWise gives you the tools you need to reclaim your identity.

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5 Best Smart Thermostats for a Smarter Home

Kasey Tross | Jul 17, 2020 | Buyers Guides

From knowing when you’ll be home from work to helping you reduce your energy usage, today’s best programmable smart thermostats aren’t just one-temperature wonders anymore.

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Best Vehicle Navigation Systems

Kasey Tross | Feb 19, 2020 | Buyers Guides

Having a digital copilot you can trust is essential, so we’ve rounded up the best GPS systems to help you choose the right one for wherever your travels take you.

How to Become Invisible Online: Your Introduction to VPNs

Kasey Tross | Apr 30, 2020 | Online Security

Find out what a virtual private network (VPN) is and why you need one. SafeWise gets an expert’s advice to help you stay safe online.

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What’s the Difference between Zigbee and Z-Wave?

Kasey Tross | May 21, 2020 | Smart Home

Learn the difference between Zigbee and Z-Wave, and find out which protocol is right for you and your smart home.

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13 Ways to Keep Kids Safe from Cyberbullying

Kasey Tross | Dec 11, 2019 | Family Safety

Today bullies can follow your child home through apps and online platforms. Learn 13 ways to prevent and fight back against cyberbullying.

American Home Shield Review: Is it Worth it?

Kasey Tross | Nov 12, 2019 | SafeWise Reviews
Is American Home Shield (AHS) Worth the Cost? The short answer: most likely. But you need to know what you're buying. Flexible pricingCustomizable service plansMonthly service plans Visit Site A thermostat hovering at 52 degrees...