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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...

What You Need to Know About the Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt

Still unsure whether the Schlage Sense™ Smart deadbolt is right for you? We put together this list of commonly asked questions to help you decide.   1. What exactly is HomeKit™? HomeKit allows you to use your iOS device to control any of the "Works with Apple HomeKit" accessories that you have in your...

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 Smart Home Technology Increases the Security of Your Home

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. 1. Deters criminals. Smart home...

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...

3 Reasons You Should Consider a Keyless Deadbolt Lock

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...

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...

5 Common Household Items That Could Work a Lot Smarter

Turning your home into a smart home is no longer a complicated, expensive endeavor meant only for the most technologically savvy. With advancement in technology and a focus on daily convenience, even the most common household items can work smarter and make your life easier. Here are five items you...

8 Common Worries You Can Kiss Goodbye with Keyless Convenience

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 foot an...

This Year's Most Popular Home Remodeling Projects

Whether you're remodeling your home for resale, or ready for something new, taking a look at the top trends can help you inspire or prioritize those projects before they happen. Here's a look at five of the most popular home remodeling projects so far in 2015. 1. Luxurious Master Bath Creating a...

Top 3 Benefits of the Connected Home You Shouldn't Live Without

Smart home, home automation, connected home, internet of things ... there are many terms floating around to describe the ability of adding remote capabilities and monitoring to the home. It's no wonder consumers have a hard time deciding which products they need! If you're feeling overwhelmed by the...

The 5 Door Hardware Topics You Shouldn't Have Missed in 2014

It's hard to believe another year has flown by. Before we dive in to the next one, we'd like to reflect on what you - our audience - enjoyed most in 2014. Check out our most-read blog posts below. 1. Automate Your Home with Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt and WinkHome automation is quickly becoming a...

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...

Automate Your Home with Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt and Wink

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...

Schlage® Continues to Build Strong Foundations with Leading Builders and Property Developers

Leading Lock Brand Showcases the Most Technologically Advanced Mechanical and Electronic Locks with In-Demand Decorative Hardware at 2014 International Builders' Show     CARMEL, Ind.--Schlage, creator of the strongest security products available to the home builders market, is bridging the gap between...

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...

Nexia™ Home Intelligence Continues its Innovation Leadership in Home Automation

New Nexia-compatible deadbolt lock and energy management solution by Schlage and Trane among innovations unveiled at 2013 International Builders' Show   LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- NexiaTM Home Intelligence, an award-winning product by Ingersoll Rand brands Schlage® and Trane®, brings to the...

10 Budget-Friendly Ways to Improve Your Home's Security

Would you love a high end home security system for your house, but there's not any room for it in the budget? You're in luck! Bob Vila shows you 10 ways you can be creative and amp up your home's security without breaking the bank.   1. Window Shades  Install window and door shades that make...

Nexia Home Intelligence Continues its Innovation Leadership in Home Automation

New Nexia-compatible deadbolt lock and energy management solution by Schlage® and Trane are unveiled at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- NexiaTM Home Intelligence, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, brings a bigger and better-than-ever home automation system to...

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...