Yale Launches Apple Home Key-Enabled Assure Lock 2 Plus

Yale today announced the launch of the Yale Assure Lock 2 Plus, its latest smart lock that has HomeKit integration and Apple Home Key support. With Home Key integration in the Wallet app, an iPhone or an Apple Watch can be used to unlock the door with just a tap.

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The Assure Lock 2 Plus is a keyless entry lock, which means it does not have a backup key option. Aside from Home Key, it can be accessed with ‌HomeKit‌ commands or entry codes. The entry codes can be used to provide guests with access, and there is an optional Wi-Fi module for remote access to the lock.

Yale today also debuted the Assure Lock 2 Touch, a $199 smart lock that has a fingerprint sensor and ‌HomeKit‌ integration, but no support for Home Key. Yale does not offer a lock that provides both Home Key support and a fingerprint sensor, so those interested in a Yale lock will need to choose.

The Yale Assure Lock 2 Plus with Home Key is priced at $210 for Bluetooth connectivity, or $290 for Wi-Fi support. The Wi-Fi models require a 2.4GHz network.

The Yale Assure Lock 2 Touch is priced at $199 for the Bluetooth version, with both keyed and key-free models available. A version with Wi-Fi connectivity is priced at $280.

Top Rated Comments

Zapski Avatar
9 weeks ago
/me waits for the Lock Picking Lawyer to open one of these in less than a minute
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mystery hill Avatar
9 weeks ago
No Thread.
No Matter.

I’d like locks without logos.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MrRom92 Avatar
9 weeks ago
I love my Schlage encode plus. This is a stupid move from Yale, I don’t know how anyone can rely on an electronic home lock without having a physical key backup. Have I needed mine yet in over a year of ownership? No, but what happens when I do? I’ll be fine. Will you?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
redbeard331 Avatar
9 weeks ago
Meh, never impressed by the people that came out of Yale, hard pass.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Martin Bland Avatar
9 weeks ago

I love my Schlage encode plus. This is a stupid move from Yale, I don’t know how anyone can rely on an electronic home lock without having a physical key backup. Have I needed mine yet in over a year of ownership? No, but what happens when I do? I’ll be fine. Will you?
I’ve had a Yale Assure SL for over 5 years. Lock batteries easily last for 12 months, and you get plenty of warning when they run low. If you somehow let the batteries drain, there are two contacts on the underside of the keypad to jam a 9V battery, to power the lock (available 24 hours a day at the local pharmacy). Physical keys are obsolete.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bkaus Avatar
9 weeks ago

No physical key backup???? I am probably missing something. But what happens if it dies? As the person above asked.

My U-tec Ultraloq has already died (the fingerprint part at least) twice. I have multiple ways into the house so no big deal.

But what if this dies and there is only one way in and out of the house like an apartment or condo? No garage or side/back door to use.
You hold a 9v to the bottom and it gives it enough charge to work.

What happens if you break a key in a lock? It happens.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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