Accessing notifications and quick settings from the lock screen just makes things move quicker and more efficiently, unless of course we're using a secure lock screen. It makes sense that if we have face, pattern, or pin security enabled, we may not want notifications accessible, but really, that should be something we decide for ourselves—and now we can.
To unlock this capability on your Nexus 7, you will need to be rooted, as well as have the Xposed Framework installed and "Unknown sources" enabled.
Installing Notification Mod on Your Nexus 7
Making sure you've got the... more