You can have Security in an Attractive Lock

Who says a good door lock can’t look good? Being that your home is far more likely to be burglarized than you are to be mugged walking down the street, you can’t neglect to have a high security deadbolt for your door, even if you live in a “nice” neighborhood.

decThe deadbolt is a maximum security defense and should be installed on every door to your house, including back doors. You can have the strongest, biggest bolt with Schlage’s Grade 1 product.

But what about the looks of the locks?

Take a look at your door locks. What brand are they? Are they attractive or just your every day door lock that you don’t pay any attention to? It’s time to upgrade!

After all, you take pride in your home’s curb appeal, including its doors. You can have front entry handlesets installed that offer the maximal bolt protection you want, plus the style and flare that you also desire.

In fact, you can even have customized the interior of handlesets with a variety of door lever or door knob styles and finishes.

To complement the deadbolt’s appearance, you can add a number of relevant accessories such as attractive door knockers, kick plates, door stops, viewers and stylish house numbers.

For example, a kick plate can be coordinated with a handleset. The kick plate is a finish at the bottom of a door (often a shimmering metallic style) that prevents scuff marks from shoes.

A wide range of design and elegance is out there for those seeking protective accessories for their doors.

And don’t forget about the choices in appearance you have for your indoor locks. You can, for instance, get a doorknob with an aged bronze finish to compliment your interior’s décor.

Let’s go a step further and consider the deadbolts and other types of locks you’ll need for your business away from home. These days, security can easily be coordinated to accommodate your taste in décor, without sacrificing efficacy of the security.

And by the way, Schlage has a “lifetime finish warranty” for their lock products.

Robert Siciliano home security expert to Schlage discussing home security and identity theft on TBS Movie and a Makeover. Disclosures. For Roberts FREE ebook text- SECURE Your@emailaddress -to 411247.

A Brief History of Home Security Locks

Have you ever actually read the name stamped on your door locks or key? I always have – and I’ve equipped every home I’ve ever bought with Schlage. You can check out my favorite locks at

Locks keep families and businesses safe and secure from predators. Door knob jiggling is the most effective way to break into a home. All the badguy needs to do is see if the doorknob is locked and if not he simply opens the door and makes his way in. The first step in home security is to lock your doors with quality locks. Locks have had a significant place in the history of security as an effective layer of protection and I thought it would be interesting to share a brief history of the home door lock:

  • 2000 BC—Locks appear in ancient Egypt. Records show wooden locks in use some 4,000 years ago.
  • 445 BC—Locks appear in the Old Testament. In the book of Nehemiah, Chapter 3, it is stated they “set up the doors thereof, and the locks thereof, and the bars thereof.”
  • 870-890—All-metal locks begin to appear
  • 1774-1920—Lock-making begins to take off. Between these years, there were 3,000 varieties of lock devices and the level tumbler lock was invented in Europe and improved in 1778 by Robert Barron.
  • 1909Schlage receives its first patenton Walter Schlage’s first invention, a door lock that turned lights on and off.
  • Early 1920’s—Schlage advances cylindrical pin-tumbler locks. Walter Schlage advanced the concept of a cylindrical pin-tumbler lock, with an emphasis on security. Of equal importance to the modern architect and decorator, the lock became an intricate part of the door design. It was now possible to select complimentary styles of locks, metals, and finishes.
  • 1940— Six years before his death, Schlage is named a “Modern Pioneer”. The brand has continued to carry on his legacy for more than 90 years, creating incredibly strongand technologically advanced locks to help consumers secure their homes.
  • 2006 – Schlage introduces keypad lock for exterior doors, eliminating the need for a traditional key to make access convenient for families, etc…
  • 2009 – Schlage introduces line of keypad locks and complementary home automation systems like Nexia Home Intelligence that provide access and control over the home while away.

Robert Siciliano Home Security Expert to Schlage discussing home security and identity theft on TBS Movie and a Makeover. Disclosures.