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Safety Tips Everyone In Your Family Should Know

Safety Tips Everyone In Your Family Should Know

Kwikset has taken notice of our home security blog and have asked us to join their Kwikset SmartSquad to help educate homeowners about effective and proactive steps to help maintain the safety of their home and family. We thought we’d start with five safety tips that everyone in your family […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

10 Tips for Home Security

10 Tips for Home Security

As vacation season approaches, it’s a good idea to re-check the security of your home. Or if you’ve recently moved into a new apartment, let this article from DIYNetwork.com convince you to actually get the locks changed.

Secure Your Home

Secure Your Home

Most thieves are looking for the easiest score possible so if you take just a few preventative measures to secure your home, a thief will most likely look elsewhere.