Yale Home, recently unveiled Yale Assure Lock 2, the company’s newest flagship collection of smart locks, reimagined with the latest smart home technology to provide convenient, everyday smart home access to any household. Created with style and security in mind, the collection continues Yale’s legacy of offering solutions to suit any smart home, with the Yale Assure Lock 2 with Bluetooth for at-home control and the Yale Assure Lock 2 with Wi-Fi to manage the lock remotely.
The company will also introduce the Yale Assure Lock 2 with Z-Wave for Ring Alarm and Samsung SmartThings customers, and a Matter Smart Module to make Yale one of the first Matter-compatible smart locks on the market.
Building on Yale’s original Assure line, every Assure Lock 2 model is now powered with smart connected capabilities. All models are programmed using the Yale Access App and work out of the box with Bluetooth and Apple HomeKit technology. Wi-Fi Smart Modules are also available in-box with the locks or sold separately, and no longer require a Wi-Fi Connect Bridge, enabling an even simpler set-up.
Additionally, Z-Wave Smart Modules will be available later this year to serve Z-Wave customers. These models deliver on the wide set of integrations that Yale is known for, with partners including Airbnb, Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Home, Philips Hue, Ring Alarm, and Samsung SmartThings. Soon after Matter is available, a Yale Matter Smart Module will be sold separately, giving Assure Lock 2 customers the option to adopt the smart home industry’s newest connectivity standard.
Sporting a completely new, sleek, subtle, and compact design, all Assure Lock 2 models are up to 30% smaller than their predecessors. The locks present a modern, universal look with tapered angles, domed surfaces, and fingerprint-resistant matte keypads for added security.
Each lock can seamlessly complement any residence – be it traditional family homes, dwellings for younger or older generations, or vacation rentals – making accessing the home noticeably easier without being noticeable. Assure Lock 2 is easy to install and works with more doors of varying thicknesses and borehole sizes, making it the most versatile deadbolt-replacing smart lock.
“Whether you regularly host guests, hire a pet sitter, have a neighbour check on your house while you’re on vacation, or just want extra peace of mind when you’re not home, Yale Assure Lock 2 has your front door covered,” said Jason Williams, President of U.S. Smart Residential at ASSA ABLOY. “Our new collection taps into Yale’s 182-year legacy of trusted security and pairs it with a fresh and timeless design, broad integration with your favourite smart home devices, and the latest tech advancements like Matter – delivering on our commitment to protect the things you love.”
Like previous Yale smart locks, Assure Lock 2 can be managed in multiple ways, offering the choice and freedom to leave traditional keys behind. Users can lock and unlock using the keypad and can provide unlimited unique entry codes to guests, service providers, or other visitors. They can use the Yale Access app on a smartphone or Apple Watch, without worrying about losing or hiding physical keys or asking a voice assistant to control the lock hands-free. Finally, customers can use Auto-Unlock, a Bluetooth-powered feature that unlocks the door upon approach and eliminates the scramble of finding keys; and Auto-Lock with DoorSense, Yale’s technology that signals if the door is open or closed, so the door will lock once closed.
On their official website, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in-box choices are now available in four different models—keyed and key-free touchscreen, keyed and key-free keypad. Later this year, Z-Wave models will be available. All versions come in black suede, oil-rubbed bronze, and satin nickel finishes.
Standalone Wi-Fi Smart Modules are also available, and Matter Smart Modules will be made available later in the year. Wi-Fi and Matter Smart Modules will also work with Yale’s original Assure locks, so existing customers do not need to purchase an entirely new lock to benefit from upgraded connectivity.
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