Yale Home today unveiled Yale Assure Lock 2, the company’s newest flagship collection of smart locks, reimagined with the latest smart home technology to provide convenient, everyday smart home access to any household. The collection boasts an all-new sleek and compact design and brings the best of Yale’s smart capabilities to each model, right out of the box for the first time. The collection offers solutions to suit any smart home, with Yale Assure Lock 2 with Bluetooth for at-home control, and Yale Assure Lock 2 with Wi-Fi to manage the lock remotely, available today on ShopYaleHome.com and online at select major retailers. Coming soon, the company will introduce 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, which will utilise Thread (Matter over Thread, just like the current ‘HomeKit over Thread’).
Building on Yale’s original Assure line, every 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. Wi-Fi Smart Modules are also available in-box with the locks or sold separately, and no longer require a Wi-Fi Connect Bridge, enabling an even simpler set-up. Additionally, Z-Wave Smart Modules will be available later this year to serve Z-Wave customers. These models deliver on a wide set of integrations, 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.
Sporting a completely new compact design, all Assure Lock 2 models are up to 30% smaller than their predecessors. The locks present fingerprint-resistant matte keypads for added security. Assure Lock 2 works with more doors of varying thicknesses and borehole sizes, making it one of the more versatile deadbolt-replacing smart locks in the U.S. and Canada.
Like previous Yale smart locks, Assure Lock 2 can be managed in multiple ways, offering the choice and freedom to leave traditional keys behind. Users can lock and unlock using the keypad, and can provide unlimited unique entry codes to guests, service providers or other visitors. They can use the Yale Access app on a smartphone or Apple Watch, without worrying about losing or hiding physical keys or 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.
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in-box options are now available in four different models – keyed and key-free touchscreen, and keyed and key-free keypad – on ShopYaleHome.com and online at major retailers including Best Buy, Lowe’s, and The Home Depot, with in-store and Amazon availability coming soon. Z-Wave models will be available later this year. All models are available in black suede, oil-rubbed bronze and satin nickel. For more information on models and pricing, ranging from US$159.99 ~ $259.99, visit ShopYaleHome.com.
Standalone Wi-Fi Smart Modules are available for US$79.99 and Matter Smart Modules will be available for US$79.99. Wi-Fi and Matter Smart Modules will also work with Yale’s original Assure locks so existing customers do not need to purchase an entirely new lock to benefit from upgraded connectivity.