Do It Yourself

Design Tips and Trends for Spring

Springtime means fresh flowers, warmer temperatures, and the perfect time to tackle those DIY projects to spruce up your home and add some curb appeal. From your bathroom to your front door handle, we’ve listed some design trends for 2017 below to help give you some inspiration for your next home improvement project.
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What You Need to Know about Lock Bumping

Nearly two-thirds of all residential break-ins leave no sign of entry, according to the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) and Department of Justice. Lock picking and lock bumping are two such forms of stealth entry methods that will leave no visible sign of entry. As a homeowner, you want to be sure that your […]

Secure your Connection to even more Smart Devices with Kevo and IFTTT

When we launched the Kevo Smart Lock in 2014 our team intended on Kevo to be the introduction to your smart home experience. Since then the home automation industry has expanded to connect all your devices to the internet, and we want Kevo to be the trigger for many of your home automation actions. […]

10 Tips for a Happy (and SAFE) Halloween!

If you have young children, today is one of their favorite nights of the year. Dressing up in costume, seeing all the neighbors, and filling a pillowcase full of candy, what’s not to love? Here are a few things to remember to make sure your night of trick-or-treating is happy and safe!
1. Lock up […]

October 31st, 2016|Security, Tips & Tricks|Comments Off on 10 Tips for a Happy (and SAFE) Halloween!

Three Smart Home Security Tips for a Truly Relaxing Getaway

You’ve planned your itinerary, you’ve packed your bags and now it’s time to consider smart home security before hitting the road for your weekend away with the family.

Smart home technology, like smart locks, smart lights, and home automation, are convenient solutions that help homeowners protect, control and monitor their homes from anywhere in the […]

September 8th, 2016|Burglar Prevention, Home Automation, Internet of Things, Remote Access, Security, Smart Key, Smart Locks, Tips & Tricks|Comments Off on Three Smart Home Security Tips for a Truly Relaxing Getaway

DIY Home Design: How to Freshen Up Your Home on a Budget with Martha of Hunter Road Homes

Are you getting tired of your home’s design but too worried about breaking the bank to update the décor?

Martha of design build team, Hunter Road Homes, is an interior design expert with plenty of experience achieving a custom style no matter the budget. Martha shares four quick tips to DIY home design that will […]

August 9th, 2016|Do It Yourself, How To's, Style, Style Experts|Comments Off on DIY Home Design: How to Freshen Up Your Home on a Budget with Martha of Hunter Road Homes

The Not-so-New Smart Home: How to Blend Smart Home Technology and Your Traditional Home Decor

Blending smart home technology with traditional home decor can be challenging.  Whether your home is rustic, traditional or country chic, combining trendy smart home technology with your home decor takes an eye for detail and careful planning. Look for products that are more traditional in design, compliment your home’s color scheme, and are smaller […]

June 17th, 2016|Do It Yourself, How To's, Innovation, Remote Access, Smart Locks, Style, Touchscreens and Keypads|Comments Off on The Not-so-New Smart Home: How to Blend Smart Home Technology and Your Traditional Home Decor

Lock Up A Spot in His Heart: Father’s Day Gifts for Every Dad Featuring DIY-install and Smart Home Gadgets

Are you feeling the Father’s Day gift-giving pressure? We get it and are here to help with a Father’s Day gift-giving guide featuring the perfect Kwikset door hardware for any dad.

Kwikset offers a range of door hardware to satisfy every type of dad. Whether your father is passionate about technology or an avid DIY […]

June 8th, 2016|Do It Yourself, Innovation, Keyless Entry, Security, Smart Locks|Comments Off on Lock Up A Spot in His Heart: Father’s Day Gifts for Every Dad Featuring DIY-install and Smart Home Gadgets

Martha and Alex of Hunter Road Homes Share DIY Home Improvement Tips With Kwikset

Meet Martha and Alex of Hunter Road Homes. The young design build team in Chicago, Ill., share how they use Kwikset locks to design spaces that people love coming home to.

The recently married duo met in fifth grade, and over the years, discovered that their skills, designs and lives complemented each other. Alex and […]

June 8th, 2016|Do It Yourself, Inside Kwikset, Style, Style Experts, Tips & Tricks|Comments Off on Martha and Alex of Hunter Road Homes Share DIY Home Improvement Tips With Kwikset

DIY Smart Home: How-to-Install a Smart Lock with The Home Repair Tutor

Disclosure: Kwikset has provided monetary compensation and products for installation by The Home Repair Tutor.

Are you interested in smart locks but unsure of how to install them? Are you worried that it will take more than a day or require professional installation? Jeff Patterson, The Home Repair Tutor and DIY handyman expert, shows […]

May 11th, 2016|Do It Yourself, Home Automation, How To's, Innovation, Keyless Entry, Re-Key, Smart Key, Smart Locks, Tips & Tricks|Comments Off on DIY Smart Home: How-to-Install a Smart Lock with The Home Repair Tutor