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Set Up Nest x Yale Lock with Bridge

Set Up Nest x Yale Lock with Bridge

Yale brings decades of lock manufacturing. Nest brings years of home convenience and automation. Together, they’ve created a sleek smart lock packed with features, including family codes, timed codes, auto-locking, tamper alerts and much more. The Yale x Nest lock is a tamper‑proof, key‑free deadbolt that connects to the Nest app through the Nest Connect bridge. Now you have the…

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Police Distressed Over Rise in Use of Bump Keys

Police Distressed Over Rise in Use of Bump Keys

ABC News and Good Morning America just ran a big news piece on the rise in use of “bump keys” to break into homes. These keys can be purchased on the internet by anyone and are then used to enter homes, sometimes undetected by the homeowner. ABC News gives a great demonstration of how this works. Watch here:   [x_video_embed…

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How to Unstick a Door Lock (And How to Keep It That Way for Good)

How to Unstick a Door Lock (And How to Keep It That Way for Good)

A stubborn, sticky door lock can definitely be a nuisance. It's extremely aggravating to engage in a constant wrestling match with your door lock, not only are you stuck outside in the cold, but if you're not careful, you could either break the key off inside the lock (which can make matters much worse) or damage the surrounding parts of…

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Think Your Key Can’t Be Copied? Think Again.

Think Your Key Can’t Be Copied? Think Again.

The digital revolution has permanently altered a number of different industries, many of which are struggling to find their footing in this new era where regular people can use digital tools to make just about anything. One such industry is key making, which is suffering somewhat of an identity crisis due to new digital technologies that are threatening its very…

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How to Talk Your HOA Into Keyless Locks

How to Talk Your HOA Into Keyless Locks

Depending upon whom you talk to, the phrase "homeowners association" can conjure up a wide range of responses. As the governing body for a development or complex, the homeowners association (HOA) can exert great influence over what standards and restrictions are adopted by the entire neighborhood. When you purchase a property governed by an HOA, you automatically become a member…

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Just How Big of a Project is Switching to Keyless Locks Anyway?

Just How Big of a Project is Switching to Keyless Locks Anyway?

If you've been contemplating making the switch to keyless locks, you're probably already aware of the benefits like leaving the clunkiness and inconvenience of old-school keys behind, and entering and exiting your home with remarkable ease. Not only that, but your home will be more secure as well, since keyless locks aren't vulnerable to picking or bumping like traditional cylinder locks are. But…

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How to Teach Your Kids About Your Home Security System

How to Teach Your Kids About Your Home Security System

Installing a home security system is one of the most important steps you can take to ensure a greater level of safety for you and your family. As your children get older and can stay at home by themselves for periods of time, they'll need to learn how to use your home security system. This is an important step to take, because…

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A Brief Overview of Kwikset Smartcode Locks

A Brief Overview of Kwikset Smartcode Locks

Let's face it--traditional keys and locks can often be a hassle. If you've ever had the unpleasant experience of essentially turning the house upside down in a frantic search to find your keys before leaving for work, you know how much of an inconvenience it can be to keep up with keys all the time. Fortunately, keyless locks eliminate the…

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What’s the Difference Between a Latch and Deadbolt, and Which is Better?

What’s the Difference Between a Latch and Deadbolt, and Which is Better?

The front door of an average home will typically feature two locks: The latch, which is a spring-loaded bolt that is found within the locking mechanism of the doorknob, and the deadbolt, which is usually located just above or below the doorknob. Each of these locks act as a means to secure the door and protect against intruders, but what…

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What You Need to Know About: Fingerprint Locks

What You Need to Know About: Fingerprint Locks

Imagine if you could open a locked door by placing your finger on a digital scanner. It sounds like something out of a science-fiction movie, right? While it may seem a little far-fetched even by today’s technology standards, fingerprint locks have actually been available to consumers for many years, but most professionals refer to them as, “biometric” locks. Biometric technology…

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How It Works: Kaba E-Plex Wireless Accessories

How It Works: Kaba E-Plex Wireless Accessories

Product: Wireless accessories for the E-Plex Enterprise Access Control System AKA: E-Plex Wireless stuff The E-Plex wireless system is designed to be flexible and scalable. Whether starting out new with wireless technology or adding on to an existing system, building a Kaba Wireless System is as simple as: Conducting a site survey Choosing an E-Plex Lock Choosing an antenna kit Placing…

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