Tips & Tricks

3 Factors to Consider when Purchasing Door Hardware

Whether you’ve just purchased your new home or you’ve lived there for 30 years, there are many reasons to replace your front door hardware. For nearly everyone, the #1 reason is home security. You can learn more about how new homeowners are increasing their home security in our partner post with Trulia. In this […]

September 13th, 2017|Tips & Tricks|1 Comment

Three Steps to Increase New Home Security

From looking far and wide for the perfect place to negotiating and then finally moving in, buying a house can be a chaotic process. And once you have finally found “the one”, it’s time to begin the improvement process to make your new house a home.

While there are several projects to be done after […]

Kwikset Kevo – Improve your Touch-to-Open Experience!

On August 1st, 2017 we launched a few highly anticipated updates to our Kevo App for iOS (Android coming soon). These updates improve lock response time both when using Kevo Touch-to-Open™ technology and when locking and unlocking in app, as well as providing additional troubleshooting resources. Download the latest app from the App Store and experience the […]

Security is a Top Concern Among Recent Home Buyers

Buying a home can be an overwhelming life milestone, so Kwikset partnered with Trulia, a home and neighborhood resource for homebuyers and renters, to really understand how recent homebuyers think about the home buying process and help them through their experience. What we found is that no matter what the experience was like – […]

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 […]

March 31st, 2017|Do It Yourself, How To's, Low Tech, Security, Tips & Tricks|Comments Off on What You Need to Know about Lock Bumping

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