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

How to do your own water heater maintenance

How to Do Your Own Water Heater Maintenance

Kasey Tross | Feb 19, 2020 | Home Safety

Don’t wait for your water heater to cause trouble, learn how to do your own maintenance with this handy guide.

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Ackerman Home Security Review

Kasey Tross | Apr 10, 2019 | Home Security

We take a close look at Ackerman Home Security’s pricing, technology, and other features. See if this security system is right for you.

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The Best Phones for Kids

Kasey Tross | Jul 24, 2020 | Family Safety

We’ve chosen our top picks for cell phones that are safe, affordable, and durable, but fun enough that your kids will actually want to use them.

Emergency Zone The Essentials Complete Deluxe Survival 72-Hour Kit

The Best Fire Safety Emergency Kits

Kasey Tross | Dec 16, 2019 | Buyers Guides, Home Safety

Never fear, procrastinating preppers! Buying a preassembled emergency evacuation kit lets you be ready for anything—including wildfires. We’ve scoured through kit after kit to find the products that will give you the most bang for your buck and put you on the path to preparedness.

The Best Safety Goggles and Glasses

Kasey Tross | Dec 30, 2019 | General Safety, Product Reviews

We’ve taken a close look at the best safety glasses and goggles to find out which ones will stay put, stay clear, stay comfortable, and—most importantly—protect your precious peepers.

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The Best Car Emergency Kits

Kasey Tross | Dec 16, 2019 | Buyers Guides, Car Safety

Putting together your own kit can be a hassle, so we selected the top auto emergency kits to help you stay safer both on—and accidentally off—the road.


The Best Gas Leak Detectors

Kasey Tross | Dec 16, 2019 | Buyers Guides

We’ve checked out the top-rated gas leak detectors and compiled a list of the most reliable devices so you can avoid a potentially explosive situation.

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The Best Aftermarket Window Locks

Kasey Tross | Dec 16, 2019 | Buyers Guides

Wondering what you can do to make your windows a little safer? You’re in luck. Here’s our guide to aftermarket window locks, including a list of top product picks.

Aftermarket Back-Up Cameras

The Best Aftermarket Back-Up Cameras

Kasey Tross | May 27, 2020 | Buyers Guides, Car Safety

In the event that your car doesn’t have a back-up safety camera, check out our picks below.

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Qustodio Parental Control Review

Kasey Tross | Aug 26, 2019 | Equipment Reviews, Online Security

Letting your child loose on the internet can feel a little bit like sending them to a party at a stranger’s house: you don’t know where they are or who’s there, and you’re not sure if anyone is looking after them. Parental control software like Qustodio gives you an invitation to that party so you know where your kids are and what they’re doing—all to keep them safe.