In the market for connected deadbolts? You’re in luck — particularly if you’re partial to Yale. The Berlin, Connecticut-based company today announced the launch of new Assure Locks that, thanks to August’s eponymous Connected by August technology, can be controlled and monitored from anywhere through a mobile app.
The August Lock Connected by August line includes two models: the $299 Assure Lock SL, which boasts an edge-to-edge touchscreen keypad, and the $279 Assure Lock Touchscreen, which has a keypad, as well as traditional key access. Both are available for purchase on Yale’s website today and will hit Amazon, Lowes, and Best Buy in mid-October.
Notably, they’re the first Yale Keypad Smart Locks to tap August’s smart home platform since Swedish parent company Assa Abloy acquired August in December 2017.
Key features include Auto Lock, which intelligently locks and unlocks the deadbolt in response to people’s comings and goings, and the ability to lock doors remotely and share access to them via the August app for Android and iOS devices. They’re compatible with voice assistants, including Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and the Google Assistant, plus hosting platforms such as Airbnb and HomeAway and home security systems like SimpliSafe.
“When August became part of the Assa Abloy family, it made perfect sense for the two companies to combine one another’s expertise to build new and exciting products for our customers,” said Jason Williams, president of Yale’s residential group. “We’ve brought together our respective teams of engineers and designers to create…