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New Haven, Conn. — Yale Locks & Hardware announced that its wirelessly controlled door locks now integrate with Crestron control systems to provide direct communication, control, management and monitoring of home security.
The Yale Real Living line of access control locks enable homeowners to lock and unlock doors remotely from a Crestron touchscreen or a mobile device, set entry schedules and personalize access to the home.
Using Crestron's Infinet EX wireless protocol, the locks receive commands and send information to the Crestron controller, allowing other devices to trigger based on the lock’s activity. For example, when the door is locked or unlocked, the Crestron system can simultaneously turn lights on or off, adjust shades and temperature, and set a security alarm.
Homeowners can lock or unlock doors from anywhere in the house using a Crestron touchscreen or remotely using a phone or tablet running the Crestron Mobile Pro/Mobile Pro G app.
Homeowners can also give access to others and create a schedule to allow guests to enter the home during a specific time, and program other settings tailored to each person. Each family member and guest receives a unique PIN, so the homeowner can monitor the system activity. For example, the system can be set to automatically send a text message to parents when a child has arrived home from school.
The system also monitors battery and alarm status.
The locks are currently available through Crestron dealers.
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