Archive for the ‘Doors & Windows’ Category

Garage Door Keypad Lock Means Never Being Locked out of the House

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

If someone in your family is often losing the house keys, or you'd just like to be able to enter your home through the garage (without dragging the clunky remote with you), you might look into a keypad garage door lock. For instance, check out the Slimline Hardwired Combination Garage Door ...

Improve Garage Security with a Garage Door “Auto-Closer”

Friday, January 9th, 2009

When it comes to home security, your garage door might be a weakness. There are a lot of reasons garages are frequent entry points for burglars, such as... exterior doors and windows that are far from the main part of the house (meaning, you might not hear them if someone ...

Door Stop Alarm Can Make Travelers Feel Secure

Friday, November 14th, 2008

If you're traveling alone or somewhere you don't feel 100% safe, you may consider getting a door stop alarm for your room. These simple little devices slip under your door after you've closed yourself in for the night, and then if someone tries to enter, the alarm sounds a ...

Home Security Door Can Be Stylish

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

A home security door can be a wise choice if you live in an iffy neighborhood or you just want to take precautions to increase the safety of your family and belongings. When you think of a security door, you might imagine ugly bars that detract from the curb ...

Window Lock Upgrade Is Inexpensive and Easy to Install

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

If you've got a spare 60 cents, you can afford to upgrade a window lock. Even if you've got 20 windows in the house, we're still not looking at a big financial outlay. Why would you wish to do this? Well, a lot of off-the-shelf windows don't come with very good ...

Deadbolt Door Locks Get Sexy

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

As we've mentioned before, basic home security is just as important as spending thousands on fancy alarm systems. Make sure you have strong doors and locks for starters. Deadbolts should be on all exterior doors, and if you haven't had yours changed in a while (and there may ...

Are Jimmy-proof Deadbolt Locks Right for Your Home?

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

If you've read our article on Choosing Deadbolt Locks, then you're probably shopping for new locks for your doors. As mentioned in that article, lock-picking is actually fairly uncommon when it comes to breaking-and-entering but methods with less finesse, such as jimmying the lock, are simple and therefore popular ...

SmartKey Lets You Re-key Your Locks Any Time Without Removing Them

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

When you move into a new house, condo, or apartment, it's a good idea to have the locks changed, since you don't know how many people have lived there in the past who might still have copies of the keys to your door locks. And if you lose a ...