Security brand Yale Home today launched two new products in the US: the Yale Smart Safe and Yale Smart Safe with WiFi. Designed to protect valuable belongings including important documents, jewellery, collectables and more, the Smart Safe can be conveniently controlled via the Yale Access app, built-in keypad, or the included traditional key, and lets customers directly monitor activity from the Yale Access app. The addition of these new products builds on Yale’s smart storage offerings, which include the recently released Yale Assure 2 series of front door locks as well as their outdoor delivery box, extending the brand’s smart home security lineup of products and services to the home – both inside, outside or around it.
The Smart Safe works out of the box with Bluetooth*, allowing customers to control and monitor the safe from their phone within range. Apple HomeKit compatibility is also built-in, ideal for Apple Home customers with the appropriate Apple Home hub, (HomePod, HomePod Mini or Apple TV). The Smart Safe with WiFi comes with a Yale Connect WiFi Bridge in the box, letting customers unlock the safe from anywhere using the Yale Access app. Additionally, the WiFi-enabled safe can be controlled with popular voice assistants including Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri. Customers can ask their voice assistant to check the status of the safe and unlock it for hands-free control. Both models let customers share and manage access to the safe with trusted friends and family, convenient for when the primary user is away.
* Whilst Bluetooth may seem antiquated with Thread now widely available, only Bluetooth offers direct connectivity between a user’s phone and the device.
The Smart Safe is made of steel and provides a set of security features including an anti-pry laser-cut door, two anti-saw bolts, and an alarm that will sound with tampering or multiple incorrect attempts to enter the code. Additional security features include two-layer encryption, two-factor authentication, and a feature to disable the safe to keep it secure if the user loses their phone. For even more security, users can set up Verified Access to require biometric verification when unlocking the safe with the Yale Access app.
Both models are available for purchase today at ShopYaleHome.com, with Amazon and other retailers to follow. The Yale Smart Safe is available for US$249.99 and the Yale Smart Safe with WiFi is available for $299.99.
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