Yale Demonstrates Bluetooth Door Lock and Companion Smartphone/Smartwatch Apps at ASIS 2016

Share digital keys with family and friends, and view history of who came and went. Bluetooth lock works with Android and iOS phones, plus Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch.

ORLANDO, Fla., September 12, 2016Yale Locks & Hardware offers homeowners a new level of convenience and security with the introduction of a Bluetooth residential door lock, operated wirelessly with a smartphone and Samsung smartwatch.

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. Yale is demonstrating the lock and app here this week at ASIS 2016 in the ASSA ABLOY booth, 3601.

The Yale Assure app allows homeowners to unlock doors, 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 deadbolt 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 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,” said 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 the 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 millions of 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.

For peace of mind, should the lock batteries drain, the deadbolt can be powered by simply touching a 9-volt battery to the terminals at the bottom of the lock.

For utmost flexibility and protection from obsolescence, the lock’s Bluetooth module can be supplemented with a Yale Network Module (currently available in either Z-Wave or ZigBee). This allows a homeowner to add the lock to a home automation system, if desired.

The new Yale Real Living Assure Lock with Bluetooth will be available in October 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.

About Yale
Yale Locks & Hardware has provided dependable security since 1840.  Yale Locks & Hardware is an ASSA ABLOY Group company with plant operations in Berlin, Connecticut.  The company offers a broad range of door hardware and locks including an extensive selection of residential hardware, as well as a wide assortment of mid-tier commercial products.  This includes an extensive array of cylindrical and mortise locks, exit devices, door closers, electromechanical products and key systems, as well as windstorm certified hardware, decorative levers, and photoluminescent and antimicrobial hardware coatings.  For more information visit www.yalerealliving.com.

ASSA ABLOY is the world’s largest lock company and a recognized global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user demands for security, safety and convenience.  For more information visit www.assaabloy.com/en/com/.