No, these aren't the first deadbolts available that can be integrated with your security system or home automation, but unlike some others
, they don't require a subscription either. Yale was demoing two models at the Control4's CEDIA booth including one with a capacitive touch screens. Using either Zigbee
the locks can communicate with Control4
and thanks to the internal replaceable batteries can remotely lock and unlock your doors. In addition you can quickly see if you've secured your abode without the need to check it one last time before you go to bed. Both models will start shipping next spring with the touch screen version going for an extra benjamin over the $299 one with regular buttons.
YALE TO INTRODUCE FIRST LOCKS DESIGNED TO INTEGRATE SEAMLESSLY INTO DIGITAL HOME
Touchscreen Deadbolt is First Product in Yale's New Portfolio of Intelligent Home Control and Home Security Solutions; Will be Unveiled at CEDIA EXPO 2010
LENOIR CITY, TN (Embargoed until 9/22/10) - Yale Locks & Hardware (www.yalelocks.com), an ASSA ABLOY Group company and a world leader in door hardware for residential and commercial applications, will unveil the first lock specifically designed to integrate seamlessly into the digital home. The lock will be introduced at CEDIA EXPO, September 22-26, 2010.
These new deadbolt and lever locks are the first products in the Yale Real Living™ portfolio of residential access control and home security solutions. Available with either a sleek capacitive touchscreen or pushbutton key pad, Yale's new platform of intelligent locks will be shown operating with Control4, the premier integration platform for today's digital home. In fact, the new locks support Control4's recently launched 2.0 user interface allowing the homeowner to directly access and control many of the lock's unique features. With the Control4 system the user can create personalized events or scenes triggered by the push of a button from anywhere in the home or remotely via the Internet.
The new locks support both Z-Wave® and Zigbee®, allowing them to integrate seamlessly into a wide range of home control and security systems. Features of the new locks include voice assisted programming in English, Spanish and French; personalized access-control scenes for up to 250 users; and access to all user programmable settings via the Control4 user interface. The new intelligent locks offer an elegant, next-generation access control solution for the home's entryways and protected interior doors to make everyday living easier and safer.