Yale has introduced two new smart locks, namely the Assure Lock 2 Touch and Assure Lock 2 Plus. These locks feature fingerprint scanning, support for Apple Home Keys, and more. They are also compatible with HomeKit.
The Assure Lock 2 Touch specifications include a fingerprint scanner integrated into the Yale logo with 99% accuracy and less than 0.5 second recognition time. It also has an auto unlock/lock feature, a touch screen for numeric codes, and keyless and keyless options. The lock offers easy access control and visibility through the Yale HomeKit app, enabled on both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. It is compatible with Alexa, Google Home, Philips Hue, and Airbnb, and can be controlled with the Yale Access app with a Wi-Fi Smart Module. The lock is designed to work with 1 3/8" to 2 1/4" thick doors with a backset of 2 3/8" or 2 3/4". It comes with a door sensor and a limited lifetime warranty. The Assure Lock 2 Touch is available in black suede, oil-rubbed bronze, and satin nickel, with prices starting at $199.99 for Bluetooth and Apple HomeKit compatibility, and $279.99 for Bluetooth and Apple HomeKit compatibility with the Yale Wi-Fi Smart Module.
The Assure Lock 2 Plus specifications include Apple Home Key support and a HomeKit-compatible touchscreen for numeric codes. It also has an auto unlock/lock feature and a keyless design that is more compact compared to the Assure Lock 2 Touch. The lock offers easy access control and visibility through the Yale app, and is compatible with Alexa, Google Home, Philips Hue, and Airbnb. It can be controlled with the Yale Access app using a Wi-Fi Smart Module. It works with doors from 1 3/8" to 2 1/4" thick with a 2 3/8" or 2 3/4" backset and comes with a door sensor and a limited lifetime warranty. The Assure Lock 2 Plus is available in black suede, oil-rubbed bronze, and satin nickel, with prices starting at $209.99 for Bluetooth and Apple HomeKit compatibility, and $289.99 for Bluetooth and Apple HomeKit compatibility with the Yale Wi-Fi Smart Module.
The author shares their personal experience with the locks. They chose the Assure Lock 2 Touch with a fingerprint reader for their front door and the Assure Lock 2 Plus with Apple Home Key support for their garage door. The installation and setup process for both locks was smooth, and the locks performed well in terms of fingerprint recognition and home key support. The author also praises the sleek design of both locks.
The author mentions a minor issue during installation where the Bluetooth connection was lost, but it automatically reconnected after updating the firmware. They also mention a possible bug with the Assure Lock 2 Plus and home key support where the lock wouldn't unlock despite receiving a confirmation on their watch or iPhone. They suggest that this could be resolved through a software update.
The author concludes by stating that they are impressed with the build quality, design, and functionality of the Assure Lock 2 Touch and Assure Lock 2 Plus. They recommend these locks to Apple users, as they come with built-in HomeKit support. The starting prices for the locks are $199 and $209 respectively.
The locks are available for purchase directly from Yale, as well as from Amazon, Best Buy, and soon Apple.
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