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How to Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal for less than $100

Every homeowner wants their house to look as good as possible, and with spring upon us and summer rapidly approaching, now is the time to start thinking about your curb appeal. Home improvements can be large, costly projects, but they don’t have to be. You can easily add some style – and value – to...

10 Budget-Friendly Ways to Improve Your Home's Security

Would you love a high end home security system for your house, but there's not any room for it in the budget? You're in luck! Bob Vila shows you 10 ways you can be creative and amp up your home's security without breaking the bank.   1. Window Shades  Install window and door shades that make...

Meet the New Fully Loaded Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt!

                Fully loaded multi-function lock unites Nexia(TM) Home Intelligence with keyless entry and built-in alarm technology to create a lock like no other CARMEL, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--January 03, 2013-- Redefining what it means to be secure, Schlage(R) , a brand of Ingersoll Rand, unites brains and...

How to Secure Home When Traveling for the Holidays via Houzz

Houzz: Leaving for the holidays? Even if your trip prep list is a mile long, taking the time to go through a few extra steps to ensure that your house is well cared for can bring a lot of peace of mind. Installing a home security system may be the first thing you think of, but there are plenty of...

How to Secure Your Home During a Move

Moving is one of the most stressful times in a person's life. Make your move a little easier with these Moving Tips featured on schlage.com. As a new homeowner, not knowing who has keys or access to the home you just purchased is unnerving. Inevitably, one of the first changes you’ll make to your...

How to Stay Safe and Secure This Summer

Don't let summertime equal more crime! (ARA) - You may be wishing for sandy beaches or a mountain getaway about now. As Americans make plans to escape for a few days this summer, criminals view these vacations as a season of opportunity.Crime doesn't take a vacation. In fact, it surges during...

Schlage Buying Guide - How to Choose the Best Door Lock

We know buying door hardware can be confusing... Will it fit on my door? Will it match the other finishes in my house? Do I want to carry around a key or have a keypad? Do I need a deadbolt or just a keyed entry lock? These commonly asked questions could be just a few that are swarming through your...

How To Prepare Your Home for Winter

Winter’s approaching and if you haven’t prepared for it, this article by the Editors of This Old House, has some good tips. The slide show walks you through sixteen tasks that you’ve probably already taken care of, like servicing your furnace, bringing in your hoses, and winterizing your lawn, and...

Securing Your Home for the Holidays

The SafeatHome Security Guide is an online blog where you can find practical and trusted information on condo, apartment and home security—especially in the city. It’s written by a guy named Dave living in his apartment in Boston, who’s learning all he can about home security and sharing what he...

You’re the Designer: Fall Design Trends for Your Home

Trend watchers agree that 2012 will be a year for comfortable, cozy, cocooning. The word among interior designers is that this home-centeredness includes a new respect for craftsmanship and quality as well as an appearance that reflects a sense of warmth and age.Dennis Hockman, editor of Chesapeake...

Home Security: To Do and Not to Do on Halloween

This month is National Crime Prevention Month, the official month for recognizing and celebrating the practice of crime prevention, while promoting awareness of important issues such as victimization, volunteerism, and creating safer, more caring communities. At the end of the month is Halloween, a...

Schlage's Impeccable Customer Service

When we finished remodeling we bought Dexter Schlage entry handles for our new exterior doors, several years later one of our handles broke. It had been years and I had no idea how long it had been or if we even had a receipt. We were in Menard's where we purchased the original sets ready to...

Back to school—all about door locks and door knobs

Around 1920, the founder of The Schlage Manufacturing Company, Walter Reinhold Schlage, created the bored cylindrical door lock, the basis of all interior door locks today with a push-button lock centered in the door knob. This revolutionary invention was designed to fit into two simple round...

Super Convenience with Electronic Keypad Locks

Electronic locks have gained popularity in recent years. An electronic lock operates by means of electric current generated by batteries. Electronic keypad door locks feature ten buttons that you can use to create custom entry codes and codes can be easily added or deleted right at the keypad. Some...

Home Safety & Security Tips

It’s been firmly established that we’re in the middle of a heatwave. What better time to dream of cool late summer breezes and open windows? But when we can open our windows again, don’t forget to keep security in mind. Often, a break-in is just too easy for criminals because the homeowner forgot to...

Danny Lipford Showcases Schlage Products in Kuppersmith Home

Meet Danny Lipford, a seasoned remodeling contractor and television personality and fan of Schlage locks and deadbolts. He is host and executive producer of the nationally syndicated home improvement television show, Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford®, and the radio show Homefront with Danny...

Quick Summer Pick-Me-Ups that Fit Your Style

When summer gets here, I’m outdoors as much as I can be. But when it’s too hot for comfort, you’ll find me inside, most likely staring at my home and wondering how can I freshen it up. I don’t want to overhaul my style; that would be too expensive and time consuming. I’m looking for some little...

Keep Your Family Safe This Summer: Door Security Locks

Keeping your family safe is an ongoing concern, and in summer, even more so. With warmer weather, more people are out and about with time on their hands.If you have kids, they may be running in and out of the house, which may leave one or more of your doors unlocked without you knowing it. When you...

Home Security 101

Being a young single girl in a thriving metro area, I’m innately concerned with the safety and security of my surroundings. Like all human beings, I need to feel safe when I’m at home regardless of the time of day. And after having more than one scare, I’m even more in tune (sometimes borderline...

Report Card for Door Locks

What you should know about BHMA/ANSI grading Grades are important. In school, strong grades may land you a college scholarship or a good job. At restaurants, a good grade means eating without fear of health violations ruining a great meal. For bonds, a strong grade gives investors confidence in...