New Haven, Conn. — Yale Locks & Hardware is now shipping a line of Z-Wave key-free cylinderless deadbolts offering sleek designs, easier installation and one-button Z-Wave enrollment.
The Yale Real Living key-free push-button B1L ($200 suggested retail) and key-free touchscreen T1L ($240) deadbolts follow last year’s cylinderless deadbolts, which Yale introduced to offer integrators simplified installation and enhanced security.
Yale said installation was made smoother by eliminating the need for keying. The design is said to provide homeowners a more secure lock that is both pick and bump proof.
The new models expand the line cylinderless model line, while providing value price points, the company said.
The deadbolts are meant to offer a clean, modern appearance, combined with what the company said is “the smallest residential keypad for a Z-Wave lock.”
The push-button version comes with a black push-button keypad that illuminates when touched. The touchscreen version includes a durable black acrylic capacitive touchscreen that illuminates when touched.
Universal lock and programming symbols are featured for ease of use.
Integration into a Z-Wave home-security or home-automation network is made simpler using one-button Z-Wave enrollment.
Smart-home functionality varies from system to system, but possibilities include the ability to lock and unlock doors from a smartphone, tablet or PC from virtually anywhere in the world; schedule users or create customized entry scenes for family members, neighbors and service providers; and automatic alerts when a child has arrived home from school.
The B1L and T1L feature quality cues of Yale’s current lock line, including fully gasketed installation, ANSI/ BHMA grade 2 certification, motorized tapered deadbolts and intuitive phone layout keypads.
Ample warning is provided before the locks’ batteries lose power, and if connected to a home control system, the system may generate “low battery” email or text alerts.
Should the batteries drain, terminals on the bottom exterior of the lock accept a 9-volt battery, which provides enough power to enter the code and gain access, according to Yale.
The Z-Wave key free deadbolts integrate into a wide range of security and home-control systems, including Alarm.com’s EmPower, which supports 2GIG, Interlogix and Qolsys systems; Honeywell’s Total Connect; DSC; and the Vera Z-Wave home control system by Mi Casa Verde, among others.
Yale said the new deadbolts are available from industry wholesalers and online retailers.
The B1L is available this month. The T1L will ship in August.