Yale introduces new Touchscreen Deadbolt and Lever Locks

LENOIR CITY, TN, January 26, 2011 - Yale Locks & Hardware (www.yalelocks.com), an ASSA ABLOY Group company and a world leader in door hardware for residential and commercial applications, has introduced its first locks specifically designed to integrate seamlessly into the digital home.

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 supports both Z-Wave and ZigBee, allowing them to integrate seamlessly into a wide range of home control and security systems.

Regardless of the home control system employed (e.g., Control4, the Vera Z-Wave home control system by Mi Casa Verde, and others), users will have access to a high degree of functionality, including the ability to lock and unlock doors from any web-enabled device or create customized entry scenes for family members, neighbors and guests.

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 are available to the controller interfaces via select user interfaces. 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.

While pricing is not yet finalized, the lock, which will be available in Spring 2011, is expected to sell for a retail price of between $200-$400. It will be sold through selected consumer electronics dealers, as well as various retail channels.