Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in
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...
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 in
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...
Thursday, January 3, 2013 in
Fully loaded multi-function lock unites Nexia(TM) Home
with keyless entry and built-in alarm technology to create a
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...
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 in
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...
Thursday, November 8, 2012 in
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...
Friday, July 20, 2012 in
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...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 in
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...
Monday, December 5, 2011 in
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...
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 in
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...
Friday, October 14, 2011 in
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...
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 in
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...
Friday, September 16, 2011 in
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...
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 in
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...
Monday, August 15, 2011 in
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...
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 in
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
Thursday, July 28, 2011 in
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...
Thursday, June 23, 2011 in
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...
Thursday, May 19, 2011 in
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...
Monday, March 21, 2011 in
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...
Thursday, March 3, 2011 in
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...