Published On: April 12, 2024

Yale Introduces Affordable Retrofit Smart Lock: The Yale Approach Lock with Wi-Fi

Published On: April 12, 2024
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Yale Introduces Affordable Retrofit Smart Lock: The Yale Approach Lock with Wi-Fi

Yale's latest innovation in home security, the Yale Approach Lock with Wi-Fi, offers an affordable solution for smart home enthusiasts seeking to upgrade their existing deadbolts.

Yale Introduces Affordable Retrofit Smart Lock: The Yale Approach Lock with Wi-Fi

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Yale has introduced a new solution for homeowners seeking to improve their smart home setup without breaking the bank. The Yale Approach Lock with Wi-Fi, coupled with the Yale Keypad, offers an accessible retrofit option for those looking to upgrade their home security with smart technology.

Priced at $129.99, the Yale Approach Lock with Wi-Fi stands out as an affordable choice in the retrofit smart lock market. This offering from Yale allows users to upgrade their existing deadbolts without the need for wholesale replacement. The simplicity of installation makes it an attractive option for both homeowners and renters alike. Its compatibility with most standard deadbolts ensures a hassle-free installation process.

"We take immense pride in Yale’s legacy of keeping people and what they love most secure for over 180 years," said Garrett Lovejoy, Vice President of Connected Category Management including Yale at Fortune Brands Innovations. 

"With our latest development of Yale Approach and Yale Keypad, we’re tapping into our decades of experience to offer innovative upgrades for our August customers and expanding the Yale product portfolio to offer smart lock solutions that not only safeguard your home, but empower you with the freedom to come and go on your terms."

Yale Approach Lock with Wi-Fi.

The key feature of the Yale Approach Lock is its integration with Wi-Fi, facilitated by the Yale Connect Wi-Fi Bridge. This connectivity enables users to control the lock remotely via the Yale Access app, granting them the ability to manage access and monitor the lock's activity from anywhere with an internet connection. 

Moreover, the lock supports keyless entry through PIN codes, offering convenience and flexibility for residents and guests.

In addition to its Wi-Fi capabilities, the Yale Approach is designed to seamlessly integrate with popular smart home ecosystems, including Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Samsung SmartThings, and Philips Hue. This compatibility enhances the lock's versatility, allowing users to incorporate it into their existing smart home setups with ease.

Complementing the Yale Approach is the wireless Yale Keypad, priced at $69.99. This keypad serves as a convenient accessory for key-free access, offering users the option to unlock the door using personalized codes. With its sleek design and weather-resistant build, the Yale Keypad adds both functionality and style to any entryway.

Yale Approach Lock in silver option.

One notable aspect of the Yale Approach Lock is its future-ready design, with plans for Matter-over-Thread compatibility through a firmware upgrade. This upcoming feature underscores Yale's commitment to providing users with cutting-edge technology and ensuring long-term usability of their products.

Available in Black Suede and Silver, the Yale Approach boasts a slim profile that blends seamlessly with any door aesthetic. Drawing inspiration from Yale's acclaimed Assure Lock 2 collection, the lock prioritizes a minimalist design approach, eschewing bulkiness for a sleek and modern appearance.

Key Specifications:

  • Yale Approach Lock Dimensions: Width: 2.6 in, Height: 5.6 in, Depth: 1.6 in.
  • Connect Wi-Fi Bridge Dimensions: Width: 2.4 in. Height: 2.4 in. Depth: 1.5 in.
  • Yale Keypad Dimensions: Width: 4.8 in. Height: 2.72 in. Depth: 0.8 in.
  • What's Included: Yale Approach Lock with Wi-Fi, Yale Connect, Yale Keypad, DoorSense sensor, (4) AA batteries, (4) AAA batteries Lock adapter, adhesive pad & mounting hardware.
  • Requirements: Free August App or Yale Access App for iOS or Android iOS (iOS or Android smartphone required), Wi-Fi® internet connection (802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz).
  • Lock Compatibility: Work with your existing single-cylinder deadbolt.

Both the Yale Approach Lock and the Yale Keypad are now available for purchase in the U.S., with availability on Amazon and other retailers set to follow. Customers have the option to purchase the products individually or as a bundle, offering flexibility to suit their specific needs and budget.

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