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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...

Burglars 'Jiggle' the Door Knob, Then Leave Their Mark

Have you ever come home to find a sticker, pamphlet or some other innocent-looking marketing material at your front door? You might want to think again before tossing it in the trash bin and going on about your day. Robert Siciliano uncovers this sneaky trick that burglars use to mark homes. Read...

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...

New Nexia™ Home Intelligence Enhancements Released 4.9.13

Nexia™ Home Intelligence is founded on the idea that life is about mobility, simplicity and the ability to run your home from wherever. We’re always looking for ways to improve this innovative home automation platform, and we do that by going straight to the experts: users like you. Your input helps...

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...

The Future is Now: Keyless Door Locks via Apartment Therapy

Fussing with a jumble of keys at your front door is so old fashioned. A new generation of locks lets you use your fingerprint, keypad and even your smart phone to access your home — some even allow you to lock and unlock your doors remotely. Check out a few keyless lock options after the jump… Read...

7 Ways to Keep Out Christmas Crooks

Don’t let the Grinch or any other holiday crook spoil your holiday festivities. As break-ins and robberies spike during the holiday season, it’s important to keep your home and family safe with these 7 tips. Always Lock Up. According to the FBI 28% of burglars don’t use forced entry to access a home...

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...

A little less SPOOKY, a little more SAFETY

Halloween, All Hallow's Eve, Witches Thanksgiving. Regardless of what it's called in your family, they all mean one thing - one night out of the year where over 41 million* children turn into goblins and princesses and venture out to some 86 million* U.S. households to gather candy, of which they...

What You Didn't Learn in College About Personal Safety

With the hustle and bustle life brings, often times it's too easy to forget the basics of personal safety. San Francisco SAFE, Inc (Safety Awareness for Everyone), a non-profit organization that guides residents, business owners and community members to improve the quality of life in their...

How to Choose the Best Hardware When Building a New Home

So you're building a home... Are you thinking of building a new home or in the process of working with a builder to create the sweet house you always dreamed of having? Building a new home can be quite a process, filled with paying close attention to big and small details. The options are often times...

Kids, Clutter and Chaos Reviews Schlage Lock with Built-in Alarm

There's nothing we love more than hearing from families who have tested our new Schlage Alarmed Lock! Because of its 3 unique alert modes and various places of installation, each family's use of it is different. While some families have put it on their back patio door to monitor when kids run in and...

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 Alarmed Lock Protects Recent Break-in Victim

One of the donated Schlage Alarmed Door Locks went to one of our new residents who recently moved into our community and was broken into two weeks after she arrived. I personally gave her a new Schlage Lock with Built-in Alarm to let her know that her Neighborhood Watch association does care about...

Schlage and National Neighborhood Watch Launch 40-City Safety Blitz to Honor 40 Years of Making Communities Safer

At Schlage, our commitment to securing communities around the world just got a little more local!   In celebration of the National Neighborhood Watch's 40th Anniversary, we have teamed up with Neighborhood Watch groups around the nation to supply over 400 Alarmed Locks across 40 U.S. cities to help...

Schlage Keyed Entry with Built-in Alarm Review

The Schlage Lock with Built-in Alarm is a fantastic idea. I have an alarm system on my house, but wanted the opportunity to know when someone was trying the front door when I was working in the back yard without setting the main alarm. This is perfect! I also like knowing when someone is coming in...

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...

Where the heck are my keys?

I can’t think how many times I’ve been on my way out the door and forgot something (sunglasses, cell phone, car keys, coffee, etc.) and had to come back in to grab that thing, and then I repeat that process several times before I finally leave. I’ve even forgotten my house keys, which resulted in...

Top 10 Ways to Keep Your Home Safe This Halloween

October is National Crime Prevention Month, the official month for recognizing and celebrating the practice of crime prevention while promoting creating safer, more caring communities. And at the end of the month is the one night of the year when you need to be more alert than ever about your home...