What’s new: Dead bolt operates with key fob

SimpliciKey lets you unlock your home with the touch of a button, just as you do a car.

SimpliciKey is a remote-control electronic dead bolt that can be operated by a key fob that works up to 50 feet away, as well as by a key pad or a regular key.

The wireless key pad can accommodate up to 16 user codes and can be reprogrammed easily, so you can give someone a code to get into your home and then change it afterward.

The lock works on four AA batteries and can fit either right- or left-hand doors.

SimpliciKey is available in polished brass, satin nickel or aged bronze. It can be ordered at simplicikey.com for $249.99 or homedepot.com for $229. Both offer free shipping.

On the shelf: Book helps you fine-tune your style

House Beautiful’s new “Style 101” is an antidote to decorating indecision.

The book helps readers home in on their style and then offers tips and ideas from top designers to help achieve that look.

“House Beautiful: Style 101” is published by Hearst Books and sells for $16.95 in softcover.