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, July 29, 2016 in
There's no denying that the right electronic keyless lock can
make your day-to-day much more convenient. Having the freedom to
come and go without worrying about getting locked out is a major
relief for many families and ditching the fear that someone may
lose or steal a spare key cannot be...
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 in
With back to school season just around the corner, many families
are gearing up for busy schedules full of homework and
extracurricular activities. With all the different calendars you
need to keep track of, it pays to stay organized and find
efficiencies that allow you to reduce the number of...
Monday, July 18, 2016 in
Smart home technology is quickly rising in popularity as
homeowners choose products and devices that not only make
day-to-day activities more convenient, but also give them peace of
mind. When it comes to outfitting your home with this technology,
it pays to understand the steps you should take to...
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
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...