Smart door locks offer sophisticated “access control” features to any home or business. Proximity sensors like Bluetooth and NFC can enable a door to unlock whenever an authorized user’s smartphone approaches. Users can also remotely lock and unlock the door, or share access with any number of others, using mobile apps. Physical keypads provide a backup with many locks, but are no longer the main way to let yourself in.
The following Channel Guide will help you:
- Determine which connectivity type you need? (WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, or Cellular)
- Get app reviews, and see if the lock can integrate with your smart home hub and other connected devices.
- Filter based on monthly fees, or if the handle has electronic key code capabilities.
Yale – the World’s favourite lock
All over the world, people are actively securing all they care about; their home, their family, their personal belongings or their business with the name they trust the most, Yale. That’s why we proudly say that Yale is “the world’s favorite lock”.
Yale protects millions of homes and businesses worldwide and is the brand behind locks of every design and function in over 125 countries.
As one of the oldest international brands, Yale is among the best-known and most respected names in the lock industry, with millions of Yale locks in use worldwide.
At Yale, we take great pride in our beginnings. Everything we are today, we owe to the inspirational ingenuity of Linus Yale Senior and Linus Yale Junior.
Yale is a part of the ASSA ABLOY Group. At ASSA ABLOY, we believe that freedom enriches people and that fear makes us poorer. To realize freedom, we must firstly feel safe and secure.
Our overall aim is to make our customers feel so safe and secure that they are free to enjoy their life fully, free of worries and free to choose what they want to do. Sometimes we express this with the words Unlock your life; the ASSA ABLOY Brand Idea. The ASSA ABLOY Brand Idea supports and works well together with the Yale philosophy. Because this is equally true for Yale: when you feel secure, you are free to enjoy life!
Bluetooth is a common smart-lock protocol because it doesn’t burn through battery life as quickly as Wi-Fi does. After all, it’s not like you can plug your deadbolt in, and who wants to change the batteries on a door lock every month? With Bluetooth, your lock’s batteries should last a year or longer.
The downside to Bluetooth is that your range is somewhat limited — roughly 300 feet in a best-case scenario, and probably a lot less than that depending on how your home is laid out. It’s enough to control your lock while you’re at home, but wander too far afield and you’ll lose the connection.
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