The Yale HomeKit Network Module will add a new level of convenience for Yale Real Living customers with support for the Apple Home app in iOS10 and Siri® voice commands.
LAS VEGAS, January 5, 2017 – Yale Locks & Hardware announces today that its growing line of Yale Real Living® Assure Locks will be HomeKit™ compatible by the end of March, 2017 with the addition of a HomeKit Network Module. The Yale HomeKit Network Module will add a new level of convenience for Yale Real Living customers with support for the Apple Home app in iOS10 and Siri® voice commands.
Yale offers an extensive line of electronic deadbolts and digital door viewers, as well as a full line of mechanical hardware products that can be used as standalone products or upgraded with a Yale Network Module to work with a variety of alarm and home automation systems. Currently, the brand offers Z-Wave Plus and ZigBee modules that can be inserted into push button, touchscreen and key free deadbolts. Once a module is inserted into the lock, it can be enrolled into a home alarm or automation system with the push of a button.
The addition of a HomeKit module allows users to lock and unlock their home by using the Apple Home app, Yale companion app or with Siri voice commands on an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Apple Watch. The user is also able to easily check battery status, add or delete pin codes, see current lock status, customize lock and notification settings, name a lock and add a new lock. Remote capabilities will be available with the presence of an Apple TV 3rd Gen or later.
In addition to the Yale Real Living Assure Locks, the HomeKit Network Module will be compatible with the recently launched, Yale nexTouch™ wireless, a lock designed specifically to cater to the security needs of small business owners.
Siri voice support adds an entirely new level of convenience for homeowners by allowing them to check the current lock status of their door or lock/unlock with a simple voice command. For example, “Siri, is my front door locked?” and “Siri, lock the front door.”
Apple HomeKit also provides homeowners with the ability to create ‘scenes’ to generate a sequence of actions based on a certain command or event. For example, “Siri, I’m going to bed,” would cause the front door to lock, the thermostat to turn down and the kitchen lights to turn off.
“We strive to constantly develop products that enhance our user’s everyday lives and we are extremely excited to continue this with the launch of our HomeKit Network Module,” said Jason Williams, General Manager, Yale Residential. “This module will work with our line of Assure Locks and will provide a level of customer experience that we pride ourselves on.”
The new Yale HomeKit Network Module will be available to purchase with Assure Locks on Yale2You.com in March 2017. The module will also be available to purchase separately for adding to an existing Yale Real Living lock.
More information regarding the Yale HomeKit Network Module and compatible Yale Real Living deadbolts and levers will be available in late Q1, 2017.
Yale protects millions of homes and businesses worldwide and is the brand behind locks of every design and function in over 125 countries. Our door locks, digital locks, digital door viewers, padlocks, and more help people to secure their favorite belongings. As one of the oldest international brands, Yale is among the best-known and most respected names in the lock industry. The company is a proud supporter of Habitat for Humanity, and has provided more than 700,000 locks to Habitat for Humanity homes. Yale is part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, the global leader in door opening solutions
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