A smart lock is a great first step into the world of smart home technology. And one of the most notable names in the industry has just unveiled a new flagship lock with a host of connectivity options.
We’ll tell you more about the Yale Assure Lock 2.
Smaller and Ready for Matter
The new product lineup was announced via a press release. All of the Assure Lock 2 models are 30 percent smaller than the original and work with more doors of varying thicknesses and bore hole sizes, making them easier to install.
All the models feature smart home connectivity built in.
The Assure Lock works with Bluetooth and Apple HomeKit technology. You’ll just need to have an Apple smart home hub installed. Find out how to set up your Apple TV or HomePod as a smart home hub.
You can choose from a keyed or key-free version of the lock. Each of those can be purchased in a touchscreen or keypad version. Either keypad version is $159.99 while the touchscreen option is $20 more.
To better match your home, there are also three different finishes available.
Assure Lock 2 with Wi-Fi offers more features and works with Apple HomeKit, Google Home, Amazon Alexa, and more.
Easily one of the best options with the new locks is add-on modules. If Assure Lock 2 users want to upgrade to Wi-Fi, they can just simply purchase an add-on $79.99 module.
And when the Matter standard officially arrives later in 2022, users will be able to purchase a module for the same price to upgrade to the new smart home protocol.
Why the Matter Module Is Important
If you haven't heard, Matter has the possibility to upend the closed-wall approach of the current smart home market.
Instead of needing to choose a smart home system like Amazon Alexa or Apple HomeKit, Matter will make that obsolete. Make sure to see Matter in action.
Yale Assure Lock 2: A Flexible Smart Lock Choice for Your Home
If you’re looking for a smart lock to add to a smart home, the Yale Assure Lock 2 seems to be a great choice.
Along with different connectivity options, the hardware is also flexible to fit your home.