Locks

Double Down on Home Security with Double Cylinder Deadbolts

Double Down on Home Security with Double Cylinder Deadbolts

Our home security makeover starts with a clean set of Kwikset double-cylinder SmartKey locks.

Kwikset Kevo Smart Lock System Review

Kwikset Kevo Smart Lock System Review

Get rid of your keys and lock and unlock your doors from your smart phone.

AT&T Digital Life Brings Together Home Security and Automation

AT&T Digital Life Brings Together Home Security and Automation

Gain piece of mind with a Digital Life home security system from AT&T

Kwikset SmartCode Allows Keyless Entry for Safety and Convenience

Kwikset SmartCode Allows Keyless Entry for Safety and Convenience

Coming home with a large bag of groceries and fumbling with keys to open a back door can be a frustrating experience, so can having your kids forget the keys but need to be let inside. These small frustrations can add up but the SmartCode deadbolt seems like the best […]

The Simplest Way To Protect Your Home

The Simplest Way To Protect Your Home

High-tech alarm systems, motion detectors, motion-activated lights … there are any number of devices and gadgets that will help protect your home from break-ins. But when it comes to home security, you don’t necessarily have to spend a lot of money for safety. In fact, one of the simplest things […]

Streamline Your Safety With Low-Tech Keyless Entry

Streamline Your Safety With Low-Tech Keyless Entry

If you’re looking for a keyless-entry solution for your home or office but are concerned about electrical failures locking you in or out, we have quite the gadget for you. Korean designer Jaeseok Han has masterfully married the basic lever-style doorknob with an old school combination lock to create the […]

iKey To Transform Home Security?

iKey To Transform Home Security?

While we’re busy waiting for flying cars and self-cleaning refrigerators, the masterminds at Apple may already be transforming home security. The tech behemoth was granted more than 550 patents in 2010, and although specific products haven’t yet been announced, the patents provide a glimpse at what could arrive in the […]

Holiday Home Security Round-Up

Holiday Home Security Round-Up

We’ve arrived at one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. While you’re off enjoying a healthy dose of holiday merriment, take heed of some of our favorite home security tips to give you the peace of mind in knowing that your home is protected. And if you’re spending […]

When Neighbors Make Your Home Unsafe

When Neighbors Make Your Home Unsafe

Getting to know your neighbors. can be one of the simplest ways to keep your home safe and secure. But what happens when your neighbors aren’t willing to cooperate? That photo is of my backyard, which shares a fence line with my neighbor’s garage and driveway. I hadn’t noticed the […]

KCPD Advocates Environmental Design As Crime Deterrent

KCPD Advocates Environmental Design As Crime Deterrent

Forget expensive security gadgets and high-tech alarm systems. Sometimes the best crime deterrents are the result of environmental design factors, which include a careful survey of your property and home to spot potential problem areas. In a video tutorial released by the Kansas City Police Department, officers recommend several steps […]

3 Home Security Myths

3 Home Security Myths

There are assumptions about home security that many products are bought and sold on. Thanks to Frank Fourchalk who debunks 3 home security myths. Alarms are not monitored by police stations Police, fire and medical personal do not monitor alarms. The usual practice is for a monitored alarm system to […]

Locking Mailbox: A Simple Identity Theft Deterrent

Locking Mailbox: A Simple Identity Theft Deterrent

When we moved into our urban home from my suburban upbringing, my dad took one look at our mailbox and declared we were going to have to change it. Looking at it, I didn’t really understand — it was a pretty generic mailbox, letter-sized with one of those newspaper racks […]

Home Security Guide for Renters

Home Security Guide for Renters

Home security is typically a top priority for homeowners, and renters are urged to take similar precautions to protect their rental property and personal possessions. Depending on the type of building and your landlord’s specifications, you may not be able to install state-of-the-art security systems or other wired devices.

Protect Your Home with the Doorzipper

Protect Your Home with the Doorzipper

Thanks to a tweet from one of Kansas City’s local television stations, I discovered an alternative to deadbolts and locks that’s made right here in the Kansas City metro area. The Doorzipper uses two interlocking metal strips, installed in the door and door jamb, to create a tightly woven seal […]

Under Lock and Key

Under Lock and Key

Although more and more homeowners are opting for high-tech, state-of-the-art home security systems, there’s no denying the importance–and effectiveness–of a well-chosen, carefully installed front door lock, also known as an entry set. Yet like most home products, entry sets range in style, price and durability. To help navigate your options, […]

Deadbolts Deconstructed

Deadbolts Deconstructed

Dead bolt locks are the minimum security measure that every exterior door should have. But these locks come in varying degrees of quality and installation must be done correctly to be properly effective. Here are some tips to make sure your dead bolt lock is securely fastened. 1. Stick to […]