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Why Keyless Locks are Perfect for Families on the Go

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...

Home Security Steps You Should Take Before Leaving for Vacation

Tis the season for family vacations and getting away from the daily grind to enjoy a relaxing retreat away from home. If you're planning a summer vacation this year, take one more worry off your list by ensuring your home is as safe and secure as possible. Here are 5 home security steps you should...

Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt and the 2016 Apple WWDC

On June 13, Apple opened its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California. The goal of this conference is to keep software developers informed of any major software updates to Apple’s products. Major announcements include iOS 10, new HomeKit™ features and Apple’s new Home app....

Mechanical Deadbolt vs. Electronic Lock: How to Choose

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...

How to Install a Deadbolt Lock

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 sure your...

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 Can You Expect After Purchasing a Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt?

As the strongest, most intelligent Bluetooth®-enabled lock on the market, the Schlage Sense™ Smart deadbolt opens up a whole new smart home experience with its flexibility for ease of access without compromising security. To make the most of its features, we work hard to make sure you have access to...

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Purchasing Exterior Door Hardware

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...

Install Door Hardware With Ease With This Door Prep Checklist

Installing new door hardware is an easy project that any homeowner can take on. Whether you're a seasoned remodeler or just getting started at tackling these projects on your own, with a little prep work, you can update a whole home in no time. Follow this door prep checklist to make sure your...

How to Choose Door Hardware for Your Home

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...

9 Keyless Lock Reviews to Help You Choose The Right Electronic Deadbolt

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 &...

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...

Easy Home Renovation Projects Under $500

Renovating your home is often a financial and emotionally taxing process that can take months of stress to complete. If you dread the thought of taking on another costly project, you are not alone. The good news is - not all remodeling projects need to cost a fortune to add more value to your home....

Essential Home Products for Greater Convenience & Security

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...

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...

A Simple Guide to Understanding Lock Talk

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....

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...

Warranty - YES !!

Our home was built new in 2006. A Plymouth series lock set was installed. Just this year we found discoloration/corrosion under parts of the clear coat finish on the outside handle. It was not exposed to any weather. I contacted Schlage Customer Service and was told that you would immediately ship...

10 Things Burglars Don't Want You to Know

Personal Security and Identity Theft Expert Robert Siciliano gets in the minds of burglars, and shares the "trade secrets" they don't want you to know about so you can be a step ahead and take precautions against their activity. Read the top 10 things burglars don't want you to know about:  Burglars...