If you’re looking for a way to make your home & garage more secure, we have a few ideas for you to try too!
If you’re a regular reader, it may not seem like we changed our front door locks that long ago. In reality, I guess we didn’t. Shortly after moving here, we replaced the previous door lock with a Schlage Touch Keyless Touchscreen Deadbolt. Which we loved!
But we found two things after making the change and living with it for a while:
- We wanted a wee bit more security on our double front doors.
- We wanted the ease of a keypad lock for the garage man door too.
Making the Front Door More Secure
You see, while we live in a safe neighborhood and also have a front door security camera (among other security measures), I felt like I wanted a little additional security.
When we were following up with Schlage about our previous front door project, they mentioned the Schlage Connect Touchscreen. The Connect has a really cool feature that stood out to me: Built-in Alarm Technology senses movement of the door and allows this residential lock with alarm to alert homeowners with an audible alert.
So it’s sort of like a smoke alarm, but instead of letting you know there’s smoke, it lets you know if someone tries to break into your front door! Genius!
It has a key too, which gives me peace of mind that if we somehow forget all the codes, we can still get in. And even though there’s a key it’s still 100% pick-proof. Just like the Touch.
(Yes, we need to touch up the door paint again…but it’s too cold now, so we’ll have to do it in the spring!)
Making the Garage Man Door More Secure
Because we’d had and used the Schlage Touch Keyless Touchscreen Deadbolt, all was not lost because we knew exactly which lock we wanted to install on the garage man door when it was time…the Schlage Touch Keyless Touchscreen Deadbolt!
After living here for two summers, and going in and out of the garage for pool chemicals and lawn maintenance things, it became clear that we needed a better option than a keyed lock on the garage. Because if I forgot that key one more time…Lol. But really, it was super inconvenient to go around from the back yard with a pail full of water to add chlorine, only to realize the garage door was locked.
So, we basically put the same lock on the garage that we had previously on the front door! Which adds convenience and security because there was only a locking knob before, which we replaced with one to match the front doors!
Anyway, I’m sleeping better at night knowing we’ve done what we can to make our home and garage more secure for our family.