|Yale Showcases Assure™ Lock with Bluetooth And Companion Smartphone/Smartwatch Apps|
|May 19, 2016|
Yale Locks & Hardware offers homeowners a new level of convenience and security with the introduction of a Bluetooth residential door lock, operated with a free app for iOS or Android mobile phones and Samsung’s newest smartwatch.
The new Yale Real Living™ Assure Lock™ with Bluetooth replaces conventional keys with digital keys accessed through the Yale Digital Keys app. Yale is demonstrating the lock and app at ESX
The Yale Real Living Digital Keys app displays a patent-pending digital key ring that can be swiped left and right 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.
Unlocking the deadbolt is simple, whether using the Samsung Gear S2 or a mobile phone. On the new Samsung Gear S2, touch the watch app to activate the digital key, then touch the lock screen to unlock the deadbolt. Mobile phone users are able to communicate their intention of unlocking the door before even approaching it through Yale’s “Twist and Go” technology. After rotating the mobile phone 90 degrees, a user can unlock the door by simply touching the keypad. This patented technology prevents accidental unlocking, a potential risk with other available Bluetooth locks, and gives the user the ability to unlock the door, without needing their mobile phone in-hand.
For those instances when the phone isn’t handy or for family members who don’t own a compatible mobile phone, the deadbolt can be unlocked by entering a unique pin code into the keypad. It can hold up to 12 unique codes. The touchscreen, the same capacitive touchscreen that’s been in use for years on millions of Yale digital locks, wakes with a touch, is weather-tight and virtually indestructible. Assure is a true key free lock, so there’s no cylinder to pick or bump and no keys to lose. Should the lock’s batteries drain, the deadbolt can be powered by simply touching a nine-volt battery to the terminals at the bottom of the lock.
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 Digital Keys 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,” said Jason Williams, General Manager, Yale Residential. “And Seos reassures homeowners that their homes are secured by robust, proven technology.”
Designed for the utmost flexibility, the Assure Lock with Bluetooth can be upgraded at any time to integrate with new or existing home automation or alarm systems. Users are able to purchase plug-in modules, such as Z-Wave or ZigBee, and insert them into the back of the lock to upgrade the lock. New modules, supporting emerging automation technologies, will continue to be released.
The new Yale Real Living Assure Lock with Bluetooth will be available at a suggested retail price of $224.99 and in three finishes – polished brass, satin nickel and oil rubbed bronze. The Yale Digital Keys 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. To receive news about the Assure Lock with Bluetooth and its availability, visitYale2you.com/BLE and sign up for email notifications.
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For more information contact Lisa Sinicki at 207-653-5407 or lisa.sinicki@ESXweb.com.