Yale Provides Smart Locks For Amazon's Quirky New Venture
Smartlock manufacturer Yale has already announced a new, Amazon-approved smart lock for the interesting new Amazon service. In short, Amazon Key wants to give Prime members that ability to have their packages delivered inside their home by giving temporary access to their smart locks.
In case you are wondering, it's totally weird, but that hasn't stopped Yale from providing a solution.
The Yale Assure Lock Touchscreen is part of the two items needed to install the Amazon Key In-Home Kit - the second being the Amazon Cloud Cam, an intelligent indoor security camera. Using the Amazon Key app, members can also grant secure access for in-home Amazon deliveries, receive notifications when deliveries are made, watch the delivery happening live or review a video of the delivery after it is complete.
Yale's lock is a keyed electronic deadbolt, that provides multiple options for locking and unlocking, making it ideal for the new service. In addition to operating via the Amazon Key app, the deadbolt can be unlocked by entering a PIN code via the backlit touchscreen keypad or with one of the included physical keys.
“We’re thrilled to be a part of this new innovation from Amazon,” said Jason Williams, President, ASSA ABLOY U.S. Residential Group, which includes Yale Residential. “Yale’s years of expertise in security and smart lock technology and the new Amazon Key service will give Prime members peace of mind and provide a new level of convenience.”
The lock is also weather resistant, with a one-year warranty and begins shipping today.