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Smart Home Locks

Smart security is not just about alarms systems or CCTV. Smart locks are one of the fastest growing areas of smart security. As usual there are many different manufacturers offering many different types of systems. Its very difficult to make a decision on which, or if any, deserves your hard earned pounds spending on them. I have spent the last couple years following the technology behind Smart locks. The two types I am currently installing in and around Scarborough are the Yale Smart Living Keyless and Keyfree connected smart locks.

The benefits of having a connected smart lock are not only to have the latest gadget and to be able to leave the home without keys. They are proving very popular in the assisted living environment. Many of us know people who are cared for at home and have many health professionals visiting each day. Many homes now have key safes attached near to the main entry door  to allow the health professionals to let themselves in.

No need for that anymore! Now the options are endless for how to let the health professionals in. The person at home could have a remote control, the visitor could be given a unique passcode that can be monitored to show when access was granted. The lock could be opened by an app on a phone from anywhere in the world.

Another benefit of having a smart lock is to know that your loved ones have returned home safe. The locks can notify you when your child has returned home from school. It can let you know what time your teenager got home the night before. It can let you know if your young child has managed to open the door and get out of the house.

Yale Keyless Connected Smart Lock

Smart Keyless Lock

The Yale Keyless connected smart lock is a brilliant smart lock that can be added to your existing night latch lock.

This is what Yale have to say about it 

The Yale Keyless Connected smart lock gives you freedom to secure your home without the need for a key. Simple to use, you now have complete control on how you unlock your door.

Convenience
There’s no need to worry if your children arrive home early, or if you’re stuck at work with friends on your doorstep. You control who and when people have access to your home. For example, you can set a PIN code that works for 24 hours for a family member or your cleaning person.

Simple to use
You choose how you want to open your door. PIN code, key card, key tag, remote fob and even from your smartphone when connected to a smart home system. It is also easy to add and remove users if you need to.

Security as standard
Feeling safe and secure is a must for any home owner. The smart lock has a tamper alarm and incorrect PIN code feature.

Always On
Don’t worry if the electricity goes down as the smart lock is powered by 4 AA batteries. It will even warn you when the batteries are running low.

Connectivity
Complete your smart home system. The Keyless Connected smart lock can connect to leading smart home systems when the appropriate module is fitted. It also connects to the Yale Smartphone Alarm and CCTV systems when you use the Yale module.

Features

  • Replaces existing rim cylinder used on a 60mm backset nightlatch*
  • Touchscreen with backlit keypad
  • Battery operated
  • Low battery indicator with emergency battery connection
  • User codes and settings remain if batteries are replaced
  • 3 minute lock out if code is entered incorrectly 5 times
  • Tamper alarm
  • For use on timber doors
  • 2 year guarantee
    *Please note: Maximum door thickness is 57mm

Opening the lock

  • 4 -10 digit PIN code
  • 24 hour PIN code for visitors
  • Key Card
  • Key Tag
  • You can use a mix of up to 20 PIN codes, key tags and key cards.
  • Connectivity
  • The Keyless Connected Ready smart lock can connect to leading smart home systems when the appropriate module is fitted. It also connects to the Yale
  • Smartphone Alarm and CCTV systems when you use the Yale module.
  • The following modules are available separately:
  • Remote Fob module – allows you to open the lock with a Remote Fob
  • Yale module
  • Z-Wave module

Enjoy a range of extended features when selecting a Keyless Connected smart lock with a module included:

  • Keyless Connected smart lock – with Yale module
  • Connects to the Yale Smartphone Alarm and CCTV system
  • Lock and unlock your door remotely using the Yale Smartphone Alarm and CCTV free app
  • Keyless Connected Smart lock – with Z-Wave module
  • Works with Samsung SmartThings
  • Connects to leading smart home systems using the Z-Wave protocol
  • Lock and unlock your door remotely using an app
  • Remotely add user credentials
  • Set schedules when people can enter
  • Audit trails to track user entry

*functionality may vary depending on what smart home system the lock is connected to.
Please Note: Battery box is not suitable for external use.Yale Keyfree Connected Smart Lock

 

Pricing: from £175.00 Fitted

 

Keyfree Smart Lock by Yale

 

The Keyfree connected smart lock is one of the best smart locks I have seen and is built for UPVC and Composite wood doors.

Here is what Yale has to say about it

The Yale Keyfree Connected smart lock gives you freedom to secure your home without the need for a key. Simple to use, you now have complete control on how you unlock your door.

Convenience
There’s no need to worry if your children arrive home early, or if you’re stuck at work with friends on your doorstep. You control who and when people have access to your home. For example, you can set a PIN code that works for 24 hours for a family member or your cleaning person.

Simple to use
You choose how you want to open your door. PIN Code, Remote Fob and even from your smartphone when connected to a smart home system. It is also easy to add and remove users if you need to.

Security as standard
Feeling safe and secure is a must for any home owner. In addition to a tamper alarm and incorrect PIN Code feature the smart lock is approved by the Police Secured by Designed scheme.

Always On
Don’t worry if the electricity goes down as the smart lock is powered by 4 AA batteries. It will even warn you when the batteries are running low.

Connectivity
Complete your smart home system. The Keyfree Connected smart lock can connect to leading smart home systems when the appropriate module is fitted. It also connects to the Yale Smartphone Alarm and CCTV systems when you use the Yale module.

Features

  • Smart lock handle for use with Yale® Multi-Point locks
  • Backlit keypad
  • Battery operated
  • Low battery indicator with emergency battery connection
  • User codes and settings remain if batteries are replaced
  • Police Secured by Design approved
  • Insurance approved
  • 3 minute lock out if code is entered incorrectly 5 times
  • Tamper alarm
  • Available in polished brass and polished chrome finishes
  • Opening the lock
  • 4 -10 digit PIN code (up to 20)
  • 24 hour PIN code for visitors
  • Override mechanical cylinder

Connectivity

  • The Keyfree Connected Ready smart lock can connect to leading smart home systems when the appropriate module is fitted. It also connects to the Yale Smartphone
  • Alarm and CCTV systems when you use the Yale module.
  • The following modules are available separately:
  • Remote Fob module
  • Yale module
  • Z-Wave module

Enjoy a range of extended features when selecting a Keyfree Connected smart lock with a module included:

  • Keyfree Connected smart lock – with Remote Fob module
  • Open your door using a Remote Fob
  • Keyfree Connected smart lock – with Yale module
  • Connects to the Yale Smartphone Alarm and CCTV systems
  • Lock and unlock your door remotely using the Yale Smartphone Alarm and CCTV free app
  • Keyfree Connected Smart lock – with Z-Wave module
  • Works with Samsung SmartThings
  • Connects to leading smart home systems using the Z-Wave protocol
  • Lock and unlock your door remotely using an app
  • Remotely add user credentials
  • Set schedules when people can enter
  • Audit trails to track user entry
  • *functionality may vary depending on what smart home system the lock is connected to.

 

Pricing: from £325.00 fitted