Yale partners with SmartThings and Amazon Alexa for new smart lock options

Yale has announced on Twitter and through press release that their KeyFree and KeyLess Assure door locks are now compatible with Samsung SmartThings and Amazon’s Alexa.

The Assure deadbolts feature capacitive touchscreens to unlock using pin codes and Bluetooth to utilize the “key free” technology.

The company says you will need a Samsung SmartThings Hub and an Amazon Alexa device (such as Echo, Dcho Dot, Kindle Fire, etc). To operate the Smart Door Locks using Alexa, you will need the Z-Wave version of the deadbolt, which will require a separate network module.

These network modules will allow you to store up to 250 pins (the locks itself can store up to 25 codes). The modules will cost $49 and you can optionally get the lock itself bundled with one of the modules at an additional cost. The Yale locks will also now work with Apple’s HomeKit, and that module will be available at the end of the month according to 9to5Mac.

The Assure Smart Locks are available in satin nickel, oil rubbed bronze and polished brass finishes starting today on Amazon and at physical retailers soon.

View Yale Smart Locks on Amazon


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