Ideal Security Blog

Holmes on Ladder Safety

In his Safety First column this week, Mike Holmes took aim at ladder safety. He raised basic ladder safety guidelines, such as Always maintain three points of contact with the ladder (2 feet and one hand, for example); Use the 4:1 rule to maintain a proper ladder angle; Make sure your ladder is stable On […] ... Read More

Our new favorite review

We just found the review below, posted last year, on Ken Anderson picked one up to address some household problems and avert any future violence. Not only is it positive, it’s well-written and hilarious! Our favorite line? We can’t shoot the teenagers because that’s against the law. But we can make sure the hallway door […] ... Read More

Another pet-owner hack for the SK630 Pressure Mat

Reddit user @aveldina has found yet another use for the incredibly versatile SK630 Pressure Mat Alarm with Chime. In her post Made a chime/beeping mat for running contact training!, aveldina explains how she used the SK630, along with a yoga mat, to train her border collie on a dogwalk course! So, the pressure mat itself […] ... Read More

New review of the Ladder-Aide from Dustin Luby, Home Mender contracting

We’re super stoked about this new video review of the Ladder-Aide. It’s hot off the presses from Dustin Luby of Home Mender Inc, professional contractors in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Give it a watch below: Thanks Dustin! ... Read More

How to replace a storm or screen door closer

This guide and the video above will help you install any of our standard or heavy door closers without torsion bars. ... Read More

How to replace and install an in-swing storm and screen door handle set. ( ISB1 )

    This handle set is designed specifically for In-swinging doors only. The inside surface must be flush with the door jamb ( Fig. 1) Installation instructions: Print the included Drilling Template at 1 :1 scaling. Use a ruler to verify that it is 1 : 1 scale.  With the door closed, place the template […] ... Read More

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 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