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...
Thursday, January 28, 2016 in
Whether you just purchased a new home, have faulty hardware, or
just want to make an upgrade from an outdated style, there are
plenty of reasons you may need to update your door hardware. How do
you determine which hardware is best for your needs? Here are a few
things you should consider before...
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...
Friday, November 13, 2015 in
Smart home technology isn't just for adding convenience or
efficiency to your home. There's also the benefit of a greater
peace of mind as you step up security and know your home is safe
and sound. Here are a few ways smart home technology makes your
home more secure.
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...
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 in
Mechanical deadbolts have been in use for almost a century. They
were invented to create additional security beyond the standard
door lock which became too easy for burglars to breach. The
deadbolt has come a long way since it was first created with no
shortage of options to suit a homeowner's...
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...
Thursday, September 3, 2015 in
Picture this. You're running
behind for work. In a rush, you lock your door from the inside,
shut the door behind you and suddenly that sinking feeling takes
over. You've locked your keys inside. Your only options are to hope
you left a window open, kick the door in or call a locksmith and
Friday, June 12, 2015 in
In today's tech-savvy world, consumers are always looking for
ways to make their lives more convenient and efficient so they can
focus on activities that matter most to them. It's even better if
that added convenience and efficiency comes with greater peace of
mind and security. Dr. Gadget - the...
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...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 in
As spring works its way to life, it's time to get rid of
winter's evidence and give your home a light, clean feeling. For
some, Mother Nature may not be sure which season she wants to stick
with so we put this interior checklist together to help you tackle
little updates while you're still stuck...
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
Thursday, January 22, 2015 in
home is no longer a distant dream. Home owners are already ditching
many common household items for the sake of convenience
and greater efficiency. If
you're keeping up with the latest in home tech news, you know that
home automation will become the norm sooner than later. Below are...
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 in
Imagine a world where you can leave your home for a run and
never worry about hiding a key where - hopefully - no one will see.
Or imagine never locking yourself out of the house or worrying that
you might lose a spare.
That's the world many keyless lock owners live in. Here at
Schlage, we offer a...
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...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 in
Making mistakes is often a part of life. While learning from
mistakes is often harmless, there are some lessons that could be
better learned in other ways. When it comes to your home's
security, that is one area you definitely want to cover your bases
as much as possible in hopes to avoid making any...
Monday, August 18, 2014 in
In a recent study, we found that an average American on an
average weekday interacted with door handles and locks 90+ times
per day. 90+ times per day. What other household item do
you engage with that often? With all that interaction, you would
think we were all subject matter experts on locks....
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in
Once considered to be a distant
and futuristic luxury, home automation technology is actually more
accessible than ever. With just a few taps on a smartphone,
consumers can remotely control many devices in their homes, from
blinds and lights, to locks and security cameras.
The latest home automation...