New Yale Assure Lock 2 Works With Bluetooth, Apple HomeKit, WiFi
The redesigned Yale Assure Lock 2 will eventually gain Z-Wave and Matter Smart Modules, giving customers the option to adopt the smart home industry’s newest connectivity standard.
The New England-based company says that its new products offer the latest smart home technologies to provide convenient, everyday smart home access to any household. Yale says it created the Assure Lock 2 Series with style and security in mind that includes compact designs and a host of its best smart capabilities that are incorporated into each model, right out of the box for the first time.
The new product line the company points out, continues its goal of offering solutions to suit any smart home.
“Whether you regularly host guests, hire a pet sitter, have a neighbor 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,” comments 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 favorite smart home devices, and the latest tech advancements like Matter – delivering on our commitment to protect the things you love.”
Yale states the product line features the Yale Assure Lock 2 with Bluetooth for at-home control and the Yale Assure Lock 2 with WiFi to manage the lock remotely. The company notes that soon it will 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.
Yale Assure Lock 2 Series Complements Modern Smart Homes
Building on Yale’s original Assure line, the newly announced 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. WiFi Smart Modules are also available in-box with the locks or sold separately, and no longer require a WiFi Connect Bridge, enabling 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.
The company also emphasizes the Yale Assure Lock 2 Series utilize a completely new sleek 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 easier without being noticeable. Assure Lock 2 is also designed for integrators to be easy-to-install, and compatible with more doors of varying thicknesses and bore hole sizes, making it the most versatile deadbolt-replacing smart lock in the U.S. and Canada, Yale boasts.
Moreover, like previous Yale smart locks, the Yale stresses the Assure Lock 2 can be managed in multiple ways, offering the choice and freedom to leave traditional keys behind. Some of the ways homeowners can manage their locks include locking and unlocking via the keypad, and homeowners can provide unlimited unique entry codes to guests, service providers or other visitors.
Underscoring the smart capabilities of the products, homeowners can also use the Yale Access app on a smartphone or Apple Watch without worrying about losing or hiding physical keys, or they can ask a voice assistant to control the lock hands-free.
Finally, customers can use Auto-Unlock, a Bluetooth-powered feature which 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.
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