Optimizing Your Home for the COVID-19 Era

Quarantine, shelter-in-place, whatever you and your city are calling it, one thing is clear: we’re spending more time than ever at home. We’ve also become increasingly aware of the need to keep our spaces sanitary and make sure our high-touch, indoor areas work most safely and effectively for us both now and for the future. 

Whether you already use Yale products or are looking for inspiration, read on for some tips from our team on how to optimize your home for healthy, effective living during this time. Wishing you all well during these trying times. 

If you already have a Yale Assure Lock Connected by August...

  • Enable Auto-Unlock so you don’t need to touch your phone or the keypad as you approach the door.

  • Utilize Auto-Lock to ensure your home is locked when you’re inside — again, keeping your hands away from the door.

  • Integrate with voice assistants so you can ask to lock / unlock or check the lock status without touching your phone or the lock (or getting up from the couch!)

  • Wipe your door knobs and levers since you touch them multiple times a day (usually unconsciously). Clean your electronic lock with an alcohol based sanitizing spray or wipe, but do not use petroleum based products such as acetone.

If you’re open to an upgrade…

  • Install a Navis Paddle that you can push open with a hip or elbow, keeping hands away from front doors and high-traffic areas like laundry rooms, side entries, garage entries and basements.

  • Upgrade your home office door with an Assure Lever to keep the little ones from running in while you’re on a conference call—even though that can be adorable.

  • Keep busy around the house and give your door a refresh. Our front door bundles, which include a smart lock with a matching mechanical door handle, are currently 20% off with the promo SMART20.

What updates are you making to your home to stay safe and productive during this time? Tag us on Instagram with @YaleHome and #YaleHome to share your stories.