I recently reviewed Schlage LiNK and was super impressed with it. While this isn’t necesarily tech news, it is worthy of a mention. I will always stand behind good causes and use whatever means to express that. If it isn’t something you want to see, just move on to the next post. Thanks for understanding.
Today Schlage let us know that they recently donated 2,000 deadbolt locks to Safe Horizon‘s Project Safe in New York City. This is a great cause as they help victims of domestic violence in feeling a little more secure in their homes. A great cause supported by a great company, can’t ask for much more than that. The full press release with details below.
SCHLAGE DONATES 2,000 DOOR LOCKS TO SAFE HORIZON’S PROJECT SAFE TO HELP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS IN NEW YORK CITY
Families gain peace of mind and security with free installation of deadbolt locks
NEW YORK, NY, May 18, 2010 – Schlage, the most trusted brand in door locks, today announced that it has donated 2,000 deadbolt locks to the Project SAFE program run by Safe Horizon, the nation’s leading organization that assists victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking and child abuse. As part of its many services, Project SAFE offers free lock replacement for victims of crime throughout New York City’s five boroughs. Since receiving the locks, Project SAFE has installed 70 Schlage deadbolt locks in 47 homes.
The donation from Schlage represents the first time in the 31-year history of Project SAFE that locks have been donated. Until now, Safe Horizon bought the locks and worked with local locksmiths who installed them in the homes of crime victims who urgently need to restore a sense of personal and emotional safety in their lives. Any crime victim in New York City who has filed a police report is eligible to have a lock installed free of charge under the Project SAFE program. Over the past decade, the program has assisted more than 25,000 families.
“Sadly, domestic violence, abuse and crimes against the family are issues that permeate our society,” said Ann Matheis, Schlage Brand Director, Residential Solutions for Ingersoll Rand, the parent company of Schlage. “Schlage is honored to help support the important work carried out by Safe Horizon and it is truly a privilege to be associated with an organization that provides security and peace of mind to victims of crime when they need it most.”
“On behalf of everyone at Safe Horizon, I would like to thank Schlage for this extremely generous and important donation,” said Ariel Zwang, CEO of Safe Horizon. “These locks will go a long way toward helping victims of crimes restore security at home.
“The locksmiths we work with are very positive about the Schlage locks because they are a higher quality lockset than what they had been using,” Zwang continued. “They especially like that the deadbolt has an adjustable backset, which can be twisted to make the bolt longer. In the past, they had to order deadbolts in two sizes because they were a fixed length.”
About Schlage and Ingersoll Rand Residential Solutions
Schlage is the leader in security devices, trusted for 90 years, spanning both the commercial and residential markets. Commercial grade quality is built into every Schlage® product. The brand is on the forefront of developing cutting-edge technology and innovation such as wireless security products and biometrics, among others. Ingersoll Rand Residential Solutions, a business comprised of well-known brands like Schlage® and Trane®, delivers safety, comfort and efficiency to homeowners throughout North America. Our quality products, services and solutions include mechanical and electronic locks, heating and air conditioning systems, indoor air quality solutions, advanced controls, portable security systems and remote home management. For more information please visit www.ingersollrand.com, www.schlage.com, or www.trane.com.
About Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand is a global diversified industrial firm providing products, services and solutions to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables, secure homes and commercial properties, and enhance industrial productivity and efficiency. Driven by a 100-year-old tradition of technological innovation, we enable companies and their customers to create progress. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com.
About Safe Horizon
Safe Horizon is the nation’s leading organization providing services to victims of domestic violence, child abuse, human trafficking, and sexual assault. Safe Horizon touches the lives of more than 250,000 victims of crime and abuse each year. Our guiding philosophy as we help victims and their families heal and rebuild their lives is centered on the needs and particular circumstances of our clients. Victims of domestic violence can call our 24-hour hotline at (800) 621-HOPE. www.safehorizon.org.