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Everything you need to know about securing your home and business.

Puppy gets locked out, so he rings the doorbell

  You can't always have a smart puppy like this little guy, but you can definitely have a smart home. Just like in the video, smart home systems like August and Nest allow you to see who's at your door. The August system takes home security a step further by bringing full color video feeds and detection alerts right to…

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TP-LINK, and how it can help with adding a connected lock to a z-wave ecosystem

TP-LINK, and how it can help with adding a connected lock to a z-wave ecosystem

Z-wave technology causes some struggles at times. The idea of a home automation system that thinks for you and gives you control at your fingertips is appealing. But how do you overcome the hurdles to set it up? Will it work in my environment? These are some of the concerns our customers encounter and in this post we will help…

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Turn Off Christmas Lights from Your Phone

Turn Off Christmas Lights from Your Phone

Brrrr... baby it's cold outside... and getting colder.  Do you really want to freeze your derriere off to unplug your outside lights?  We're from the Midwest and we sure don't!  Unless you're lucky enough to live in tropical latitudes this Christmas season we suggest making your outdoor lights controllable from your phone.  You won't have to stare out the window…

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5 Things You Need to Know about Kevo Convert Smart Locks

5 Things You Need to Know about Kevo Convert Smart Locks

The advent of smart home technology has brought us all kinds of nifty gadgets that can make life a little bit easier. While smart locks are among the most popular devices in this regard, many people are bothered by the idea that they will have to change out their existing lock for the sake of a smart lock that might…

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3 Reasons Sororities and Fraternities Should Go Keyless

Anyone familiar with "Greek life" will tell you that sorority and fraternity houses seem to abide in a state of organized chaos. Students, friends and sometimes strangers are coming in and going out all hours of the day and night, and along with the frequent parties and other social events, occasional outbreaks of study time have been known to happen…

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Countdown to Black Friday Deals

Countdown to Black Friday Deals

11/17 - 11/23 Deals Shop here Friday through Thursday for early Black Friday deals we have to offer. This is your opportunity to pick up a new lock for your home or business at a great price. In the run-up to Black Friday we are offering 10% store-wide, and lowering the free shipping qualification. Take advantage now! Free Shipping On…

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3 Reasons for Places of Worship to Consider Keyless Locks

3 Reasons for Places of Worship to Consider Keyless Locks

Only a few decades ago, it was a common practice for churches and other places of worship to leave their doors unlocked practically 24/7. A general understanding seemed to exist that held these locations as sacred, and in most people's minds, places of worship were viewed as areas of refuge where you could pray, meditate, reflect, or seek spiritual counsel…

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5 Unique Uses for Sensors

Home automation has afforded us all kinds of cool conveniences and creature comforts, many of which rely upon sensors to operate. While most of us are familiar with using sensors for home security and protection purposes (e.g., a motion sensor is triggered when a window is opened, etc.), there are a variety of creative ways in which these handy little…

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Would you give a key to Amazon? Share a key with people you trust.

Serious Question Would you share a key to your home with Amazon if they would deliver your packages inside your home? Or how about sharing one with Walmart if they would deliver the groceries into your refrigerator? These Ideas Are A Reality Keyless locks, smart home technology, and smart phone access give you the control. You can now share access…

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Creating a Smart Home: What Product to Buy First

Creating a Smart Home: What Product to Buy First

Smart home technology has become all the rage in recent years, and for good reason: It's super-convenient, it improves the energy efficiency of your home, and if we're being honest, it's just plain cool. Perhaps you've been thinking about "gadgetizing" your home, but you're not quite sure where to start. No problem! The following tips will help you narrow down…

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Purchased Keyless Locks for Commercial Use: Now What?

Purchased Keyless Locks for Commercial Use: Now What?

Keyless locks have been around for quite some time now, but only in recent years have business owners begun to utilize these powerful security devices on a widespread basis. If you have recently purchased keyless locks for commercial use, you might be wondering what steps to take to make the most out of these valuable assets. Below are some handy…

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Mechanical, Electrical, Fingerprint – Which Lock is Right for Your Business?

Mechanical, Electrical, Fingerprint – Which Lock is Right for Your Business?

Most business owners would agree that keyless locks are superior to traditional locks in terms of convenience and security, but with so many different types of keyless locks on the market, which one would be the best fit for your business? Below are some key points to help you weigh out your options. The Three Main Types of Keyless Locks…

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