Published on 10 April, 2013
Yale Locks & Hardware, an ASSA ABLOY Group company, recently announced the availability of a new keyless touch screen deadbolt that offers streamlined installation, enhanced security and a clean, modern appearance compared to competing electronic deadbolts.
The new Yale Real Living™ Key Free Touchscreen Deadbolt eliminates the cylinder and as a consequence offers homeowners superior security and dealers simplified installation. For homeowners, the absence of a cylinder means that the lock can’t be picked or bumped. For installers, it means that installation is a much smoother process. All currently available residential electronic deadbolts have a mechanical key override that adds complexity to the installation and burdens the homeowner with additional keys. By eliminating the key override, the new Yale lock appeals not only to security- and convenience-conscious homeowners, but to installers, too, since installation is easier and so faster, especially since no keying is required.
Eliminating the cylinder also provides a clean appearance, creating another attractive design option in the Yale Real Living portfolio of home control and security solutions. For additional peace of mind for the homeowner, ample warning is provided before the lock’s batteries lose power, and if connected to a home control system the system will most likely generate “low battery” email or text alerts. Should the battery die, terminals on the bottom of the lock accept a nine-volt battery, which provides enough power to enter the code and gain access to the lock.
The new keyless locks come with a durable, acrylic touchscreen that is both easy to use and aesthetically pleasing. They support both Z-Wave® and ZigBee®, and are the only cylinderless Z-Wave and ZigBee locks currently available.
"Our keyless lock demonstrates our commitment to product innovation, enhanced security and improved aesthetics," said Jason Williams,General Manager of Yale Residential. "It also shows our commitment to the dealer market, by providing a product that increases their efficiency and helps them provide a better customer experience."
Regardless of the security or home automation system employed, users have access to a high degree of functionality, including the ability to lock and unlock doors from web-enabled devices or create customized entry scenes for family members, neighbors and guests. Yale locks have a modular design allowing them to integrate into a wide range of security and home control systems, including Alarm.com's emPower™, which supports both 2GIG and Interlogix, Honeywell’s Total Connect, DSC’s Connect 24, Control4, Crestron and the Vera Z-Wave® home control system by Mi Casa Verde, among others. The locks will be available from a number of sources, including:
- ADI (http://adiglobal.us/Pages/default.aspx)
- ASI Home (www.asihome.com)
- Control4 (www.control4.com)
- GoKeyless (www.gokeyless.com)
- HomeSeer (www.homeseer.com)
- Tri-Ed (www.tri-ed.com)
- Worthington Distribution (www.worthingtondistribution.com)
- SES (http://www.sesonline.com/)
- Alarmax (http://www.alarmax.com/)