Electronic Lock Installation

Installation FAQs

My door is jamming or my deadbolt isn’t extending properly How can I fix this issue of a misaligned door?

We partnered with Leslie Segrete, co-host of the Money Pit and designer on TLC’s Trading Spaces, to help you with a common smart lock issue. Sometimes, a misaligned door can make it seem like your deadlock is malfunctioning and losing battery faster than usual. Learn how to fix your door’s alignment with our simple, easy DIY steps and tips, and get your Yale smart lock working properly!

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My bore hole is smaller than 2-1/8". How can I adjust my door so that it's compatible?

If your bore hole is too small, you can buy a jig, like this one, to increase the hole size. 

My lock came with Long and Short Strike plate screws – what ones should I use?

You should use the longest strike screws you can on your opening. Long screws help provide more stability to the strike plate, which helps make your door more secure against impact events. NOTE – long screws may not work on every door, such as doors with sidelights. Please make sure long strike screws will not go all the way through your frame into glass/molding/etc.

Do Yale keypad deadbolts meet industry standards?

Yale residential keypad deadbolts have been engineered, utilizing proven technology, to meet strict ANSI/BHMA Grade 2 standards.

Do Yale keypad deadbolts fit standard residential doors?

Yale keypad deadbolts are designed to fit most standard doors.  In most cases, keypad deadbolts can be installed in under 30 minutes using only a screwdriver; no additional holes need to be drilled into the door. If the door has not already been prepped for a deadbolt lock, please go to www.yalehome.com and download the proper template to prepare the door. 

Does it matter whether the door is left-handed or right-handed?

“Yale Real Living” Keypad Deadbolts are designed to fit both right-handed and left-handed doors and will electronically set the correct handing during the initial set-up process.  For instructions on how to change the handing of the lock, please refer to the Programming/Operating Instructions.

Can Yale keypad deadbolts be re-keyed to match existing keys?

Yes, the Yale keypad deadbolts can be re-keyed to match existing keys, providing “One-Key Convenience.”