LOCKLATCH™ ARTICLES OF INTEREST
All about apartment security
April 1, 2021
Whether you’re renting an apartment or own one and are looking to get tenants in, one common question faced by both groups is how to make your apartment more secure. Apartments are not the same as houses and come with their own sets of advantages and disadvantages. This article will take a thorough look at apartment security for both renters and owners covering what to look for, what you can do to improve security, and how to go about it.
Easy and Simple home security options you can do today
March 17, 2021
One of the biggest questions when it comes to home security is “where do I start?” There are just so many options out there and so much different advice on what the best solution is. And depending on what you decide the cost can be a barrier that stops you ensuring that your home is as safe as it needs to be.
But never fear, we’ve compiled this useful guide to easy and simple security options that can be implemented immediately, so there will be nothing stopping you from making your home safer today.
All you need to know about Balcony Security/Safety
March 2, 2021
Balconies come with many advantages and, for homes or apartment blocks that have them as a feature, they can add tremendous value allowing for beautiful views and access to the outdoors, which can go a long way in enhancing quality of life. But balconies also come with a host of safety and security concerns. In this article we will be exploring what balcony safety and security is, and what you can do to make your balcony safer for you and your entire family.
Mold prevention in your holiday home
February 23, 2021
Mold prevention isn’t always top of mind, but even if mold or mildew isn’t visible the spores could be circulating around your home and having a negative impact on you and your family’s health. Until recently mold was considered a nuisance rather than a serious health concern, but according to the 2017 Documentary Moldy, at least 45 million buildings in America have what would be considered dangerous levels of mold. This problem is even more pronounced in holiday homes, which are left vacant for long periods of time and thus poorly ventilated, but before we look at mold prevention in holiday homes specifically, let’s take a look at the problem of mold in general. What is mold? Why is it bad? And do you need to worry about it? Let’s find out.
Improving your Home Ventilation
February 5, 2021
Improving your home ventilation can be a relatively simple exercise, but the benefits of letting fresh air into your home cannot be understated. Proper ventilation in the home can greatly improve the general health and wellbeing of your entire family. Fresh air is an essential ingredient for healthy living, it gives your cells the fuel they need to function optimally and leads to healthier lungs, heart and brain. It also helps keep you from getting sick by breathing stale air that may be full of germs and other impurities. This last point is even more relevant now, during the Covid-19 Pandemic where we are seeing more and more how easy it is to get sick from simply sharing the air of those around you.
How to Childproof your Home
February 3, 2021
One of the biggest questions that arises when you decide to childproof your home, is where do I begin? When you take a look at your home and consider the myriad of possible dangers and risks, it can seem overwhelming. In this article we will first be looking at how to approach childproofing your home, before moving on to a room-by-room look at major risks you need to be mindful of.
Is it safe to sleep with windows open at night?
October 20, 2020
Is it safe to sleep with windows open at night? In this article we look at ways you can make it safe to sleep with a window open at night.
Sleeping with Open Windows at Night – The Benefits, Risks & Security Solution
September 29, 2020
Whether or not you prefer sleeping with your windows open or closed at night is very much a personal preference. It depends on a host of factors including the climate, levels noise and the general safety of the area to name a few, and while these are considerations, it can’t be disputed that in the right conditions sleeping with your windows open can have huge benefits for your general wellbeing.
Leaving Windows Open at Night
September 18, 2020
Leaving your windows open at night might not seem like a subject that requires lengthy discussion. It should be pretty simple. Either you like sleeping with the windows open, or you don’t, and it’s your choice which option will work best for you and your family. However, when you start unpacking the subject it becomes clear that it is a little more complicated than that. There are a number of reasons why you might want to leave your windows open at night (ventilation and temperature control to name a few). However, for every good reason there is a problem or challenge that comes with it. This article looks at some of the problems with leaving your windows open at night and then explores some ways to get around these issues.
6 Easy DIY Projects to Spoil Your Dog this National Dog Day
August 4, 2020
The 26th of August is National Dog Day! That’s right, a day dedicated to spoiling your pooch and celebrating just how much a part of your family they are. If you want to spend this dog day doing creative DIY home projects to show your appreciation and love, then you have come to the right place!
Five Doggie Door Alternatives For Your Home
July 23, 2020
Giving your best friend the freedom of movement to come and go as they please; to explore their territory; and to spend time outdoors is essential to their mental health and wellbeing. What many don’t realize is the peace of mind it brings to you as an owner. Not having to worry about whether your pup is cooped up in your home, eating your shoes, your couch, your kids toys (or whatever other outlet they find for their frustration). The traditional dog door has always solved this problem - it is a classic design, simple and functional, and it has stood the test of time for that reason. However, there are now doggie door alternatives available and so many factors to consider that the classic may not be the best fit for your home anymore.
A Review of 6 Cat Doors for Windows & Alternatives
July 16, 2020
Opinions are divided on whether cats should be allowed to roam freely or should be kept indoors. If you are a cat owner who lets their cats outside, however, you will understand the importance of ensuring they can come and go as they please. There’s nothing quite like being woken up in the early morning hours by a cat scratching at the window or door. To answer this problem there are many products on the market – from cat doors for windows to cat flaps and here we take a look at, and compare, a variety of solutions on the market.
Tips & Advice For Choosing The Right Dog Door
July 14, 2020
If you have just adopted your first puppy, have moved house or just need a new dog door, then this is the article for you! Choosing the right type of doggie door is paramount to ensuring your dog’s happiness, that you are not inconvenienced and that your home security is not threatened. To help you choose just the right dog door for your furry friends, we’ve put together these 4 tips and advice.
PetLatch™ The Best Dog Door Replacement
July 1, 2020
When it comes to pet access, we at LockLatch™ have keen insights into why it’s so important that your family dog has comfortable access in and out of the home. We also understand the problems pet owners face when choosing the right dog door. Having the right one for your home and your pet (that affords your dog the freedom, while still ensuring your home security) is so important… This is why we invented LockLatch™, the ultimate dog door replacement that saves you time, money and frustration.
Our 5 Favorite Dog Friendly Beaches on the East Coast
June 22, 2020
Our coastlines are host to a wealth of idyllic getaways and hidden gems to consider. Unfortunately, it’s almost impossible to mention them all in this article but below you’ll find a few of our own personal top spots, destinations that have left us with more fond memories than we can count.
We know you and your furry friend are already excited to see what we have for you this time, so sit back, relax, and enjoy our pick of our 5 favorite dog friendly beaches along the East Coast. No matter where you’re headed this summer, we have you and your furry friend covered.
Kiva Beach, Lake Tahoe’s Dog Friendly Beach
June 18, 2020
Kiva Beach, a dog friendly beach in Lake Tahoe, is located on National Forest land, a quick walk from the visitor’s center. The trail leading there is largely unmarked so it can be a little tricky to find, here are some directions sourced from TripAdvisor.
Our 5 Favorite Dog Friendly Beaches on the West Coast
With over 840 miles of Pacific coastline in California alone, the West Coast is a paradise for dog lovers looking to take their best friend on holiday. From San Diego up to Astoria, the whole coast offers beautiful and varied experiences ranging from the sunny beaches of SoCal to the green beauty of the evergreen state. In this article we are going to be taking a look at some of the best dog friendly beaches and holiday destinations on the West Coast.
Our 5 Favorite Dog Friendly Beaches on the Gulf Coast
June 12, 2020
At LockLatch we believe that fresh air and exercise contribute considerably to your dog’s health and wellbeing, and with summer fast approaching you may be considering a beach holiday or sandy getaway with your furry friend. That’s why we’re going to be running a series of articles featuring some of our favorite dog beaches and holiday destinations along the Gulf Coast, East Coast and West Coasts of the United States.
Pet Access Made Easy: Why Our Fans Love LockLatch
June 9, 2020
We use LockLatches in our own homes and we see its utility and value every day, and while we could spend all day telling you about how they’ve improved our lives (and the lives of our pets), sometimes it’s better to let someone else do the talking. So we’ve collected some of our favorite emails and reviews for LockLatch.
7 Key Things to Consider Before Choosing Your Dog Door
May 28, 2020
Dog doors are essential in ensuring that your furry friends get the freedom and exercise they need without compromising on your home safety. With so many doggie doors out there, choosing the ideal pet door that your dog will easily adapt to, while still considering costs, logistics and safety, can be tricky. To help you navigate all the options out there, and to help you choose just the right doggie door for you and your pet, here are 7 key things to consider before choosing your dog door.
LockLatch: The Cat Door Alternative That Saves You Time & Money
May 21, 2020
Finding the right cat door is one of the biggest concerns for pet owners. From cost and size, to installation and home safety, there is so much to consider and finding the right cat door solution for your windows or doors can seem overwhelming. We at LockLatch™ have the perfect cat door alternative for you that not only saves you dosh on installation, but heaps of time and hassle as well.
5 Simple DIY Dog Toys For Your Furry Friend
May 14, 2020
People can spend a small fortune on toys for their pets, and often their favorite toy will be something that is simply lying around the house, like an old tennis ball or shoe that they just can’t get enough of. So in the spirit of making do with what’s lying around the house we’re sharing 5 of our favorite DIY dog toys from around the web, with videos showing how you can also make them at home.
Dog Door Training Tips
May 5, 2020
You know what they say, teaching an old dog new tricks (or a new puppy for that matter) is never easy. So if you are planning on getting a dog door, or a doggy door replacement, you will want to read this! We have gathered some doggy door tips from across the internet to help you and your pooch get used to the door.
Your Guide To Buying The Right Cat Door For You
April 29, 2020
If you’re looking for the ideal pet door for your cat and don’t know where to start, you have come to the right place! We know how trying to find the right cat flap or cat door alternative can be tricky so we’ve put together this cat door buying guide to help you choose.
Indoor vs Outdoor: Why Pet Access is the Key to a Healthy, Happy Pet
April 15, 2020
It is a debate that has raged for decades, should a pet be kept indoors or outdoors. The answer is complex as there are so many factors to consider such as your type of home, the area you live in, or the breed of your dog or cat to name a few. In this article we take a look at the advantages of the great outdoors versus the safe indoors and what option is right for your pet.
Burglary Myths Busted!
November 21, 2019
You may be rightfully concerned about a burglary, and you are not alone. If you were to google burglary you will find countless resources telling you how to keep your property safe. We have some on our website and like with many things online, it pays to look for credible sources. To help you tell fact from fiction we’ve compiled this list of the ten most common burglary myths debunked. We hope that it helps you focus your attention in the right areas.
Make Your Windows Burglar Proof
September 21, 2019
Windows are fantastic, they allow us to appreciate the world outside; they help make our living spaces feel more open and connected; and they let fresh air into our homes. There is one major downside though, they provide a potential entry point for burglars and home invaders. A recent study showed that 23% of burglars gain access to a home through ground floor windows, making it the second most commonly used point of entry. That’s why it’s important to consider window security and burglar proofing your windows, as one of the most important aspects of your home security plan. To help you turn your home into a fortress we’ve collected some window security tips to help ensure your windows are burglar proof.
Five Home Invasion Prevention Tips
September 4, 2019
When it comes to statistics around home invasions, they can paint a truly terrifying picture. According to a United States Department of Justice Report, 38% of assaults and 60% of rapes occur during home invasions. Over 2 million homes are broken into every year, which equates to roughly 4500 break-ins per day! When you look back it appears this is a rising trend. Between 1994 and 2010 the average of break-ins per year was just over a million, so numbers have doubled since then. Our homes are the one place where we should feel 100% safe but this clearly isn’t the case. So to help make your home safer, we’ve collected five tips to help you prevent a home invasion.
4 Innovative Home Security Products You Didn’t Know You Needed
July 4, 2019
Auditing and evaluating your home security should be an ongoing process. Your home security systems need to move with the times, as the world and technology changes. It is important that you take the time to take stock of your home security looking at potential weaknesses where burglars can gain entry. To assist you in keeping up to date with the latest advancements in home security, we’ve put together this list of 4 innovative home security products for your perusal.
6 Purrfect Ways to Keep Cats Away
June 27, 2019
To help with the relatively common issue of trying to keep neighborhood cats out of you house and garden, we have compiled a list of 6 useful solutions for deterring cats.
Let’s Talk About Child Window Safety
June 18, 2019
In 2011 the journal Pediatrics published an 18-year study that showed more than 5000 children are admitted to hospital each year with injuries sustained from falling out of windows. Over the course of the 18 year study a staggering 98 400 children were involved in window safety related injuries deemed serious enough for a hospital visit. That’s why we’ve put together this Child Window Safety primer to help you keep your little one’s safe.
You Are What You Breath: 7 Health Benefits of Fresh Air
May 15, 2019
Fresh air is good. This statement shouldn’t need too much explanation. After all air is essential to our survival. A human being can go days without water, and even weeks without food, but just three minutes without air can be fatal. It stands to reason that the quality and freshness of the air we breathe is an essential factor in our continued good health and wellbeing.
10 Simple Apartment Security Tips
April 29, 2019
When it comes to security apartments and standalone homes are very different. While there are some general principles that apply to both, such as getting to know your neighbors or keeping your valuables out of sight, the fact of the matter is that the open access nature of an apartment block comes with its own unique security challenges. In today’s article we wanted to take a look at some of our favorite home security tips. LockLatch is first and foremost a security product and in our day-to-day dealings with clients, security is often the topic of conversation. Needless to say we’ve picked up quite a few good tips over the years that specifically apply to people living in apartments and wanted to share them with you.
5 Window Stoppers & Locks for Better Home Security
April 11, 2019
Window security is hardly a new topic. Windows remain one of the most common ways for intruders to gain entry into a home. Luckily this means that there are already a wide variety of window stoppers and locks aimed at improving your home security.
10 Tips for Preventing & Surviving a Home Invasion
March 4, 2019
Staying proactive and ensuring that your home security system is robust is the best way to stop burglaries and home invasions before they happen. However, if the worst occurs and you find yourself in a home invasion, we have put together 10 tips on preventing and surviving one.
Tips to Reduce the Risk of Home Invasions
October 9, 2018
When it comes to protecting yourself from home invasions you can never be too careful. Whether you live in a leafy suburb, a rural community or in the inner city, there is always the chance you could fall victim to an opportunistic robber or home invasion syndicate. Read on for tips on how to secure your home and reduce the risk of a home invasion.
LockLatch for Residential Security
November 24, 2017
Undeniably, safety is always a cause for concern for property owners and renters alike. Today, residential security is available in all shapes and sizes but maintaining the aesthetics of our property without losing important security conscious functions is a hard balance to achieve. No longer is this impossible, introducing the all-new LockLatch!
Home Security and Home Safety
December 14, 2016
A recent report in CNN shows that violent crimes and burglaries are on the rise, and this only goes to show how important home security is. Regardless where you live in the US, being able to protect your home is a necessity, and the best way to do is to set up layers of security.
Crime in the US
October 4, 2016
Although crime reports say crime in the US has seen a general decrease over the last 25 years, in May of this year a document released by the Major Cities Chiefs Police Association, show a 9 percent increase in violent crime nationwide. The New York Times reported at the time that no one could agree on why 2016 was showing a spike (noting the heroin epidemic, gang violence and economic factors as some possible theories) and whether or not we should be concerned.
10 Easy and Effective Home Security Tips
September 15, 2016
Home security is vitally important to ensure the safety of yourself and your loved ones but finding ways to protect your home doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg! Here are 10 home security tips and tricks to improve your home security today.
7 DIY Home Security Tips You Can Do This Weekend
September 10, 2016
We all know that securing the home is paramount, but home safety protocols can sometime be a costly business. However, increasing your home security doesn’t have to cost a fortune or require installation experts. Whether you are a DIY guru or a novice, we’ve put together seven easy DIY home security projects to help you make quick changes to dramatically improve home security this weekend.
Caravan Security and Trailer Security Made Easy With LockLatch
September 2, 2016
We at LockLatch™ understand how important caravan security and trailer security is, whether it’s your permanent home or you’re camping, on the road or storing your motor home for the winter. Keeping unwanted animals and petty thieves out without compromising on ventilation, is a constant struggle. Which is exactly the frustration we set out to eliminate in the easiest, most cost effective way when we designed LockLatch™.
Home Security Tips and Tricks for Your Vacation Home
Whether you’ve just spent the most amazing week at your vacation home or you’re the proud owner of brand new vacation property to rent out, safety and home security are always a concern. We’ve put together this vacation home security checklist full of home security tips and tricks and DIY home security advice to help you make your holiday home more secure and ultimately give you better peace of mind.
11 Home Security Tips for Women who are Home Alone
Home security and home safety are always on the forefront of our minds. This can be particularly more stressful for women who find themselves home alone when their partners are out of town. This is because it leaves us more vulnerable than usual. To help you feel more secure, and increase your safety during these times, we’ve put together this 11 easy-to-follow home security tips for when you’re home alone.
Uses of a LockLatch™
September 1, 2016
LockLatch™ is a new type of lockable latch that is great for window and door security because it allows you to leave any door or window open but locked! It’s ideal to add to your home security armory, but is not a replacement for other burglar proofing including electric fencing, beams, lighting, dogs and so on. LockLatch is also a true DIY home security product and shouldn’t take more than 11 to 18 minutes to fit. It’s made from C304 stainless steel and comes with a lifetime guarantee. It’s ideal for creating safe ventilation while preventing opportunistic theft, window falls and is an alternative to a dog door or cat door creating access points for your pets.
LockLatch™: The Only Window Ventilation Lock You Will Need
When it comes to child safety and home security, window restrictors or latches are essential. Not only do window ventilation locks afford you the luxury of keeping your windows open for ventilation while still having them locked for home security, but they ensure that your children cannot fall through open windows, a huge concern for parents. Add to that the fact that windows are a popular entry point for burglars, latch locks and window restrictors are paramount if you want to protect your home. Which is why we designed the ultimate window restrictor, LockLatch™ making it affordable and easier to get your home secure and child safe no matter what type of windows you have!
LockLatch: Child Window Guards Made Easy
According to studies, thousands of children under the age of 4 are injured in the home every year, which of course makes child safety a top concern. One of the leading ways to make your home safer and give you maximum peace of mind is through child safety locks for windows. Which is where we come in!
7 Must-Have Boat Accessories
August 30, 2016
As many boating experts will tell you, there are certain things that you can not live without while at sea and when docked. They may seem simple, but these boat gear items are not only vital for safety, but also for comfort and boat security. For new boat owners and seasoned sailors alike, we’ve collected and put together a list of must-have boat accessories and items to get you started or to keep you in check.
8 Changes to Make This Summer to Increase Home Security
August 29, 2016
Summer is finally here and we have the time to do those things around the house we’ve been meaning to do all year. Whether you are looking to upgrade your house security systems, looking for ways how to improve home security in general or just want add extra security measures to protect your home while on summer vacation, now is the time do it.
7 Tips to Improve Home Safety for Kids
August 26, 2016
Whether you are a new parent or have friends with children, home safety for kids is paramount. As young children start to explore, there are so many hazardous things in your home to identify. To help you navigate this, we have put together eight top tips from a variety of resources that increase home safety for kids.
Home Safety Checklist
Have small children or elderly parents in the home? Want to protect your home a little more from criminals? Keeping your home safe and secure, is a top concern for all of us. Doing regular home checks to ensure safety in the home, is essential. However, it can be hard to know where to start. We’ve put together a quick home safety checklist, including house security, child safety and home safety tips so that you can regularly ensure your home and family are safe and sound.
9 Home Security Tips When You’re Home Alone
August 24, 2016
With petty theft and burglary on the rise, home security is of particular concern to people living alone. Your home is your sanctuary and tips for home safety can go a long way to making you feel more secure and therefore giving you more peace of mind. We’ve collected these 9 home security tips and tricks so you can prevent opportunistic theft and enjoy your alone time worry free!
9 Tips to Secure Your Home While Remodeling
August 23, 2016
Planning on remodeling and worried about home security? We have some tips for you when remodeling or renovating your home is stressful enough without the added anxiety of residential security. Whether the job is big or small, renovating exposes your home to extra security threats, and trying to monitor your extra property visitors – contractors, builders and handyman – can feel like a full time job! We’ve got you covered, with these 9 home security tips to ensure peace of mind during your renovations.
General and Safe Ventilation with LockLatch™
August 22, 2016
As any homeowner or tenant will tell you, the balance between home security and keeping your home ventilated safely is a constant battle. We all like to enjoy fresh air and to give our pets unlimited, easy access, but keeping our home from being stuffy by leaving windows and doors open can be a huge house security risk. Not any more! LockLatch™ latch locks are the definitive window latches and door catches, ensuring your home has general and safe ventilation!
How to Increase Boat Security
August 21, 2016
LockLatch’s latch design was first thought of by Anthony Bairos, an avid sailor and founder of Locklatch, while he was sailing off the Brazilian coast. So it’s safe to say, like all boating enthusiasts, we know exactly how important it is to have peace of mind when it comes to ventilation, storage and marina security. No matter the kind of boat you own, we’ve put together this: how to keep your boat secure and safe guide, full of security tips and tricks to protect your pride and joy.
7 Things Your Handyman Won’t Tell You (But Every Homeowner Should Know)
Whether you’re thinking about doing home repairs, a full remodel or just some light fixing up around the house, there are things that your handyman or contractor may not tell you. Not all of us are DIY inclined and navigating the job from a homeowner’s point of view can seem complicated. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Here are 7 things your handyman won’t tell you, but every homeowner should know.
7 Home Security Tips That’ll Cost you Nothing
August 20, 2016
If you are looking to increase home security for minimal costs, then you’ve definitely come to the right place. Improving your house security against opportunistic threat will dramatically give you more peace of mind. However, making these changes doesn’t have to cost you the earth With some simple DIY home security projects and some double checking, your home can be more secure in no time. Here are 7 home security tips we have put together that will cost you nothing.
LockLatch™ – A clever South African latch invention with “world wide” protection through PCT Applications
August 3, 2016
They say that necessity is the mother of all invention and in the case of South African inventor, Anthony Bairos, this couldn’t be truer. Some time ago while sailing along the North East Coast of Brazil, Anthony frequently moored in marinas where he experienced a spate of burglaries and poor marine security as a result of keeping his yacht hatch open for ventilation when going ashore.
4 Reasons Why Your Home Needs Proper Ventilation
June 27, 2016
Having proper ventilation in the home is about more than just comfort. Whether you have a ventilation system at home or use natural ventilation, good ventilation ensures you keep the fresh air in and the volatile organic compounds and condensation out! Here are four very important health reasons why house ventilation is so important.
8 Tips To Prevent Home Invasion
March 2, 2016
View this 4 minute clip on DIY home security tips and ideas for home security products.
Home Security Tips
Watch this video and get some tips on securing you home.