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5 Easy Entryway Accents

It’s easy to see a home’s entryway as simply functional. It’s the space you pass through on your way in and out, and usually serves as a catch-all for coats, boots and the like. But the entryway is much more than that – it’s the first impression visitors get of your entire home. Here are five easy...

Avoid these common home security mistakes

Home security systems can protect your home. However, human error often undermine these practices. Here are a few common home security mistakes to avoid. Hiding a spare key Burglars know to check places such as a lawn ornament, rock or chair. Even first-timers know to check under the doormat. If for...

Turn Your Home into a Smarter Home

There's no reason to buy a fully-integrated home automation system that will leave you overwhelmed or broke. Instead, focus on the items you already use each day and slowly make the right upgrades to add greater convenience and efficiency to your day-to-day life. Here are three “Must Haves” to...

What People are Saying About Schlage's Electronic Deadbolts

When it comes to choosing the right electronic deadbolt, it pays to do your research. With so many options available, it can be tough to identify which type of lock best suits your lifestyle. Do you need a quick and easy way to come and go? Are you looking for a lock that allows you to be connected...

Mechanical Deadbolt vs. Electronic Lock: How to Choose

Choosing the right deadbolt lock requires more than picking out the best deal on the shelf. Take some time to consider your lifestyle and security needs to find the perfect fit for you. Here are a few pros and cons of mechanical and electronic locks to help you choose the most stylish and secure...

How to Install a Deadbolt Lock

Updating your front door can be as simple as adding a fresh coat of paint and a new set of hardware. This project can easily be tackled in an afternoon and to help you plan for this project, we're going to show you how easy it is to install a new deadbolt lock. Before we get started, be sure your...

How to Prepare Your Front Door to Install a Deadbolt Lock

Ready to finally give your front door the curb appeal upgrade it deserves? The good news is, installing a new handleset is an easy project, perfect for any DIY skill level that can be completed in just a few minutes but success requires proper preparations as well. Be sure your front door meets all...

Exterior Projects That Are Worth the Investment

Prioritizing exterior projects can be an overwhelming process. You may feel like you have a million projects to get done and not enough time - or money - to do them. Take a step back and try prioritizing where you'll see the biggest bang for your buck. Here are seven common exterior projects and the...

When High Security Should be Top of Mind

With Memorial Day just around the corner, many families are preparing for a busy summer full of home improvement projects and family activities. Whether your plan is to stay home this season or whisk away for a relaxing vacation, it's important to consider which steps you should take to deter...

When Should You Re-key Your Exterior Deadbolts and Locks?

Re-keying your locks often requires a visit form a local locksmith which could prove to be more costly than replacing the locks altogether. It pays to understand when you should re-key your locks or opt for an upgrade. Here are four times you may consider re-keying your exterior deadbolts and locks...

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Purchasing Exterior Door Hardware

When it comes to choosing the best exterior door hardware, there are many factors to consider to ensure the right fit for the style and security of your home. Choosing a new deadbolt and handleset may not be as simple as picking up whatever is available on the shelf. Make sure you do your homework...

Home Security Steps You Should Take Before the Holidays

The Holiday season seems to arrive faster and faster with each passing year. We've blinked and it's December. Before you know it, you'll be traveling to visit family and friends or hosting guests at your home. Check one thing off your list this weekend by making sure your home is safe and secure so...

How to Prep Your Front Door for Winter

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays and change in seasons, there are plenty of things to worry about as you wrap up the year. Don't let your front door be one of them. Here are five things you should consider doing before winter settles in. Farmhouse Exterior by Newtown Architects & Building...

7 Easy Ways to Start Building Your Smart Home

If you think you need to spend at least $1,000 to get started with Smart Home devices, you could be doing it wrong. There's no reason to buy a top of the line, fully-integrated home automation system that will leave you overwhelmed and broke. Instead, focus on the items you already use each day and...

9 Keyless Lock Reviews to Help You Choose The Right Electronic Deadbolt

There is no shortage of options when choosing the right keyless lock for your lifestyle. We pulled together a few Schlage keyless lock user reviews to help you narrow it down. From installation to daily use and style, find out what these homeowners have to say about going keyless. Keypad Deadbolt &...

Home Security Check: 8 Steps You Should Take

Taking the time to survey your home at least once a year for home security vulnerabilities is a habit that all home owners should adopt. Take some time to ensure all locks, lights and sensors are working properly before an intruder takes advantage of an opportunity. Here are eight steps you can take...

Welcome Your Guests In Style: 5 Front Door Looks You Should Try

Are you considering updating your front door and adding a little more curb appeal? According to this year's Hanley Wood Cost vs. Value report, a little curb appeal can go a long way in adding value to your home. One of the simplest and impactful ways to upgrade your curb appeal is simply through a...

Easy DIY Curb Appeal Projects You Can Be Proud Of

Curb Appeal - it's what your neighbors see daily, what your guests see first, what helps sell your home to potential buyers and what welcomes you home from a long day at the office. During DIY season, Curb Appeal projects are among the professionals' favorites. They are often quick, easy and can be...

I recommend everyone Go Keyless!

I have had the Schlage BE365 model on my front door for years and abolutely love it. No more losing keys or gettting locked out. I purchased the lock at GoKeyless.com and have bought numerous Schlage locks from them for friends and family. Stephen M. Jr Vandalia, Ohio

Which Schlage Keyless Lock is Right for You?

Law enforcement agencies around the country have noticed that home invasions have steadily increased since 1995, when “home invasion robberies” were first brought to the limelight on “The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin.” (leb.fbi.gov) Because of the confusing nature of the different state laws and...