Why carry keys for your house? Heck, you probably don’t even carry keys to your car anymore. Yale Locks & Hardware offers an innovative solution that enables you to lock and unlock the door of your house by holding your smartphone or Samsung smartwatch up to the lock. The new Yale Real Living Assure Lock with Bluetooth replaces conventional keys with digital keys accessed through the Yale Assure app for Android and iOS mobile devices, and through an app for the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch.
The Yale Assure app allows homeowners to send keys to others, control when each digital key holder has access, view recent access history, and permanently revoke a digital key at any time. Unlocking the Assure Lock with a smartphone is easy – a patented unlocking method called Twist & Go prevents unintended unlocking by requiring the user to rotate the phone 90 degrees before tapping the keypad. Homeowners can also unlock the deadbolt using its capacitive touchscreen and a four- to eight-digit code. Locking the deadbolt requires just a quick tap on the keypad.
For homeowners who want to integrate the lock into a home automation or security system, the lock’s Bluetooth module can be supplemented with a Yale Network Module, currently available in either Z-Wave or ZigBee versions.
For enhanced security, the lock and app are powered by award-winning Seos technology, a multi-platform ecosystem for issuing, delivering and revoking digital keys across a broad range of smart devices. Seos was developed by Yale parent company ASSA ABLOY and is currently used in hotels, universities, hospitals, and all types of office and commercial buildings.
“Our Bluetooth lock and Assure app deliver a new level of security, convenience and versatility to homeowners, and most importantly, keep it simple – all that’s needed is the lock and a phone to manage access to your home,” says Jason Williams, general manager, Yale Residential. “And Seos reassures homeowners that their homes are secured by robust, proven technology.”
The Yale Assure app displays a patent-pending digital key ring that’s swiped to easily scan through keys. Users can set colors and upload photos to match keys and locks with people and locations, share or revoke keys any time, manage when each user can access the lock, and receive notifications when a key is accepted or used. For convenience, the same digital key can be used to access multiple locks on one or more properties, and there’s no limit on the number of digital key users.
For those instances when a phone isn’t handy or for family members who don’t own a smartphone, the deadbolt can be unlocked by entering a pin code using the keypad. It can hold up to 12 codes that can be changed at any time. The backlit touchscreen, the same capacitive touchscreen in use for years on Yale digital locks, wakes with a touch, and is weather-tight and virtually indestructible. And as a true key free lock, there’s no cylinder to pick or bump.
The new Yale Real Living Assure Lock with Bluetooth is available at a suggested retail price of $199.99. It’s available in three finishes – polished brass, satin nickel and oil rubbed bronze. The Yale Assure app comes with five free digital keys. Additional digital keys can be purchased for $1.99 each on Google Play or the Apple App Store.