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Review: Yale's $220 Assure Lock SL is a Sleek, Keyless HomeKit Deadbolt

Monday March 5, 2018 11:49 am PST by
Smart locks are one of the more popular types of HomeKit accessories, and Yale's Assure Lock SL deadbolt announced last October is one of the more interesting options on the market today. It's available in Polished Brass, Oil Rubbed Bronze, and Satin Nickel, and I've been using the Oil Rubbed Bronze for the past few months. With the Assure Lock SL, Yale has pursued an interesting strategy of ...

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Yale Launches Apple Home Key-Enabled Assure Lock 2 Plus

Wednesday September 27, 2023 3:23 pm PDT by
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. 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...
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Yale and August Launch New HomeKit-Compatible Smart Keypads

Tuesday September 25, 2018 6:42 am PDT by
About one year ago smart lock company August Home was acquired by Swedish lock manufacturer Assa Abloy, which also owns Yale and a few other lock brands. Today, Yale and August announced that they are teaming up for a new line of Keypad Smart Locks that combine Yale's secure lock hardware with August's app and cloud-based connected software. The "Assure Locks - Connected by August" will let...
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Yale Releases Its First Smart Locks With HomeKit Support

Thursday October 12, 2017 7:14 am PDT by
Yale today announced it is releasing its first two smart locks with support for Apple's HomeKit platform. Both the Assure Lock SL (YRD256) and Assure Lock Key Free Touchscreen Deadbolt (YRD246) will soon be available with an iM1 Network Module preinstalled, which adds HomeKit compatibility out of the box. Yale is also releasing the iM1 Network Module separately for customers that wish to...
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CES 2017: Yale to Add HomeKit to Select Smart Locks by Late March

Saturday January 7, 2017 3:23 pm PST by
Lock manufacturer Yale at CES 2017 this week announced that its lineup of Real Living Assure smart locks will be compatible with HomeKit by the end of March. By then, new Assure locks will be sold with a HomeKit module, which will also be available to purchase separately to add to existing Assure locks. HomeKit support will enable users to lock and unlock their homes by using Apple's new...