Yale introduces a number of new residential and small business security offerings
While it was in Dallas for CEDIA 2015, locks manufacturer Yale introduced a handful of new security devices for homes and businesses. Let’s run through them:
Yale took the run-of-the-mill doorbell and brought it into the age of the Internet of Things (IoT) with its new Yale Real Living Look Door Viewer. The device allows homeowners to see who’s at their door through a built-in LCD monitor or on their smartphone. A photo is automatically taken when a visitor pushes the built-in doorbell, and homeowners can choose to view a photo or have a live video displayed on their monitor, Yale explained. Further, a motion sensor can be set to automatically snap a photo when someone comes within 6.5 feet. Photos are stored with time stamps on the LCD viewer and in the app. The Look Door Viewer will be made available during the first quarter of 2016 for $179.99 for a WiFi-only version, and a WiFi and Z-Wave version will retail for $199.99.
The Yale Real Living Assure Lock offers homeowners a new Bluetooth residential door lock that can be operated wirelessly with a smartphone or Samsung’s latest smartwatch. The lock replaces conventional keys with digital keys accessed through the Yale Digital Keys app for Android and iOS devices, and through Samsung’s Gear S2 smartwatch. For increased security, the device is powered by Seos technology, which is a multiplatform ecosystem for issuing, delivering, and revoking digital keys across a broad range of smart devices, Yale explained. To unlock a door with Yale’s “Twist and Go” technology, the user holds their phone vertically and twists it 90 degrees to unlock the deadbolt. A touchscreen and four- to eight-digital code can also be used, as well as a simple tap from the Samsung Gear S2. The Assure Lock will be available during the first quarter of 2016 and will retail for $224.99. The Yale Digital Keys app comes with five free keys, and additional keys can be purchased for $1.99 each.