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Garaga’s Most Common Garage Door Problems, and how to solve them

Garaga‘s one of the top North American garage door manufacturers, so when they talk we listen. They recently posted a list of the most common garage door problems they encounter, and some suggested solutions. Garaga’s Top 5 Most Common Problems with Garage Doors The door opens or closes with a thud The door has come […] ... Read More

Using lights to notify your neighbors of problems

We recently got a great question about our SK627 Temperature Alarm from HomeDepot.com: Can I get this to turn on a lamp so that low temps can be observed from outside my home? We thought this was a super clever question. Cottage life We already know that our SK6 Home Monitoring Series is great for […] ... Read More

Protecting her parents

In September, we received a question from Kim B, asking about setting up a SK6 Series security system on a cable VoIP line. From: Kim B Hello I purchased a security system for my parents not realizing their home phone runs thru their cable package and not phone lines. Is there any way to make […] ... Read More

How to use a ladder on stairs

It’s a question as old as stairs themselves: How do you use a ladder on them? Sure, there are expensive specialty ladders out there that bend and articulate and transform, but what about those of us who can’t afford a $400 ladder, and just want to use the trusty single or extension ladder already hanging in […] ... Read More

How Physical Security Helps Mitigate Cyber Threats In The Smart Home

Guest post from Ralph Goodman, over at the Lock Blog. Thanks Ralph! The smart home has increased in popularity over the past couple of years, and it has helped set the standard for what people will expect out of their homes in years to come. Lightning fast connectivity and integration with several different devices was […] ... Read More

Child Safety Items for Caregivers

Do you have a pool? Is it safe? Ideal’s SK644 Swimming Pool Gate Alarm was recently listed as the reference product in a county-wide child safety project, and with good reason. Drowning is, unfortunately, the most common cause of accidental death among children, and most drownings occur in home swimming pools. Even worse, these tragedies […] ... Read More

LA Audio File says it best: A review on the SK638

A practical solution to emergency lighting needs ... Read More

It Works! Our SK1215 on an old Anderson door

I needed to replace the old and worn brass handle set on my Anderson/EMCO door. So, I bought the above handle as it appeared to line-up well with the holes in my door. Other than the deadbolt not functioning, it looks great, the handle opens and closes as it should and the little lady is all smiles! ... Read More

BestConsumerReviews.com looks at our SK642

Check out this great review of our SK642 Wireless Water Detector from BestConsumerReviews.com: The Ideal Security Inc. SK642 Wireless Water Detector Alarm with Telephone Dialer Notification will keep you and your family safe from expensive damage caused by water leaks. This water leak sensor will detect any water leaks and sound the alarm by sending a […] ... Read More

More products at Princess Auto

  Our line of top selling garage door hardware is now available at all Princess Auto locations. There’s a full listing here: http://www.princessauto.com/en/search?Dy=1&Nty=1&Ntt=garage+door+hardware Visit their website to find a store near you, and #DoItYourself. ... Read More

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