Thursday, September 1, 2016 in
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...
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 in
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...
Friday, August 19, 2016 in
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...
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 in
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...
Friday, June 10, 2016 in
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...
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 in
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
Monday, June 6, 2016 in
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
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 in
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...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 in
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...
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 in
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...
Friday, April 8, 2016 in
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...
Thursday, December 3, 2015 in
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...
Monday, November 30, 2015 in
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.
Exterior by Newtown
Architects & Building...
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 in
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...
Friday, October 23, 2015 in
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 &...
Thursday, October 8, 2015 in
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...
Monday, July 27, 2015 in
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...
Monday, April 13, 2015 in
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...
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in
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
Monday, December 8, 2014 in
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...