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20th September 2023 Issue no. 672

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Yale announces first NFC residential door lock for US and companion Yale Digital Keys App

Yale Locks & Hardware offers homeowners a new level of convenience and security with the introduction today of the first NFC residential door lock designed for the U.S. market, operated with the tap of a smartphone app.

The new Yale Real Living(tm) NFC Deadbolt replaces conventional keys with digital keys accessed through the Yale Digital Keys app for NFC-equipped Android mobile devices. NFC, or near-field communications, is a short-range wireless technology that allows devices to share data.

The Yale app allows homeowners to unlock doors, send keys to others, control when others have access, get a message when someone enters, and revoke a digital key at any time. Homeowners can also unlock the deadbolt using its capacitive touchscreen and a four- to eight-digit code, which makes the new deadbolt the only key free digital lock that provides two electronic options for unlocking.

For enhanced security, the lock and app are powered by award-winning Seos(r) technology, a multi-platform ecosystem for issuing, delivering and revoking digital keys across a broad range of smart devices. Seos was developed by Yale parent company ASSA ABLOY and is currently used in hotels, universities, hospitals, and all types of office and commercial buildings.

"Our NFC lock and Digital Keys app deliver a new level of security, convenience and versatility to homeowners, and most importantly, keeps it simple - all that's needed is the lock and a phone to manage access to your home," said Jason Williams, General Manager, Yale Residential. "And Seos reassures homeowners that their homes are secured by robust, proven technology."

The Yale Real Living Digital Keys app displays a patent-pending digital key ring that's swiped to easily scan keys. Set colors and upload photos to match keys and locks with people and lock locations. Share or revoke keys any time, manage when each user can access the lock, and receive notifications when a key is accepted or used. For convenience, the same digital key can be used to access multiple locks on one or more properties, and there's no limit on the number of digital key users.

For those instances when the phone isn't handy, the deadbolt can be unlocked by entering an entry code into the keypad. It can hold up to 12 codes. The touchscreen, the same capacitive touchscreen in use for years on millions of Yale digital locks, wakes with a touch, and is weather-tight and virtually indestructible. And as a true key free lock, there's no cylinder to pick or bump.

Should the lock batteries drain, the lock can be powered by simply touching a nine-volt battery to the terminals at the bottom of the lock.
The new Yale Real Living NFC Deadbolt will be available in February at a suggested retail price of $224.99. The Yale Digital Keys app comes with five free digital keys. Additional digital keys can be purchased for $1.99 each on Google Play.

About Yale

Yale Locks & Hardware has provided dependable security since 1840. Yale Locks & Hardware is an ASSA ABLOY Group company with plant operations in Berlin, Connecticut. The company offers a broad range of door hardware and locks including an extensive selection of residential hardware, as well as a wide assortment of mid-tier commercial products. This includes an extensive array of cylindrical and mortise locks, exit devices, door closers, electromechanical products and key systems, as well as windstorm certified hardware, decorative levers, and photoluminescent and antimicrobial hardware coatings. For more information visit www.yalerealliving.com


ASSA ABLOY is the world's largest lock company and a recognized global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user demands for security, safety and convenience. For more information visit www.assaabloy.com

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