Tips & Tricks

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 […]

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

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

Five DIY Home Design Upgrades to Improve Curb Appeal

Spring, the time of year for growth and renewal, is the perfect time to try some easy DIY home design upgrades and outdoor projects to boost your home’s curb appeal. With the help of simple upgrades like installing new front door hardware or adding beautiful color elements to your entryway, you can get the […]

May 5th, 2016|Do It Yourself, How To's, Inside Kwikset, Style, Tips & Tricks|Comments Off on Five DIY Home Design Upgrades to Improve Curb Appeal

A Kwikset Style Guide – Kwikset levers and finish Pairings to Match Pantone Color of the Year 2016

Pantone broke the mold in 2016 with the release of two colors, setting the stage for a cutting edge year filled with on-trend design that pushes boundaries. The authority of color blended warm, pink Rose Quartz and cool, tranquil light blue Serenity tones as the Color of the Year 2016.

The colors will be seen […]

March 28th, 2016|Do It Yourself, Inside Kwikset, Style, Tips & Tricks|Comments Off on A Kwikset Style Guide – Kwikset levers and finish Pairings to Match Pantone Color of the Year 2016

Think Ahead, Do the Research, Install Deadbolts with Kwikset SmartKey, and other Kwikset Tips for a Successful Rental Market Season

Rental market season is just around the corner and prepping your properties for new tenants is time consuming and can be a financial burden. Striking that perfect balance between quality and budget are crucial to starting off your new landlord-tenant relationship the right way.

Learning where to pinch pennies and where to spend big bucks […]

February 26th, 2016|Do It Yourself, Home Automation, How To's, Internet of Things, Keyless Entry, Re-Key, Security, Smart Key, Tips & Tricks|Comments Off on Think Ahead, Do the Research, Install Deadbolts with Kwikset SmartKey, and other Kwikset Tips for a Successful Rental Market Season

Love Locked Down: Tips on How to Keep Your Home Safer this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a big deal. According to the National Retail Federation*, over half of adult Americans celebrated in 2015 and this year, Kwikset is getting in on the gift giving.

We usually talk about home security as way to keep unwanted people out, but we know the people inside are your loved ones, your […]

February 14th, 2016|Burglar Prevention, Do It Yourself, Innovation, Inside Kwikset, Security, Smart Key, Tips & Tricks|Comments Off on Love Locked Down: Tips on How to Keep Your Home Safer this Valentine’s Day

DIY Smart Home: What is the best smart lock for you and your home?

Smart homes aren’t just for your tech-obsessed buddies anymore. Since bringing you Kevo, the first smart lock, in 2013, Kwikset has expanded our smart lock offerings to better fit your lifestyle with Kevo 2nd Gen, Kevo Convert and Kwikset Premis.

Smart home expert Carley K is no stranger to home technology or trendy design. Specializing […]

February 11th, 2016|Do It Yourself, Home Automation, How To's, Innovation, Inside Kwikset, Internet of Things, Keyless Entry, Remote Access, Security, Smart Locks, Tips & Tricks, Touchscreens and Keypads|Comments Off on DIY Smart Home: What is the best smart lock for you and your home?