Home Automation with Yale’s High-Tech, Wireless Interior Lever Locks

Home automation is a tough concept to get if you’ve never lived with it. Lighting control, multi-room audio, systems integration… it all sounds a little out there, and a bit complicated, until you’ve had the opportunity to actually experience it for yourself. But locks? People understand locks. And anyone who has ever fumbled with his or her keys in the dark with a bagful of groceries in one hand and a toddler hanging off of one hip can appreciate the value of a safe, secure door lock that allows for convenient, keyless entry and individualized access codes. Yale has dominated the automated door lock market for the past few years with its Real Living series of wireless deadbolts, which not only facilitate keyless entry, but serve as the perfect doorway into more advanced home automation. Yale Real Living locks come in a couple of wireless varieties, and integrate perfectly with home automation systems from Control4, Honeywell, GoControl, Vera Z-Wave, and others, allowing you to initiate personalized lighting scenes when you come home at different times of the day, allow friends, family, or service personal individualized access to the home on different days, or different times of the day, or even remotely unlock the front door with your smart phone if you need a neighbor to pop in and check on your home in the event of an emergency. This past week, Yale introduced a new version of its Real Living Locks designed specifically for interior door use. These beautiful lever locks bring all of the technology of the company’s exterior deadbolts—including a choice of ZigBee or Z-Wave wireless connectivity...
Smart Door Locks for Stress-Free Security from Yale Real Living

Smart Door Locks for Stress-Free Security from Yale Real Living

Imagine coming home from work late one night in the rain. You forgot your keys, and your front light is burned out. You fumble for the right key, then you drop your keys in a puddle. Isn’t there a better way? If this situation sounds familiar, you may want to consider a keyless entry system. Stop fumbling with keys, and take the next step in creating a seamless digital home with a Control4 door locks system from Yale Real Living. A Control 4 system is a digital keyless entry system for your home or office, or for any other standard doors. The Benefits of Control4 and Yale Door Locks A smart door lock system such as Control4 door locks offers many different attractive features for the residential or commercial customer. Choose from a more standard push button system or an elegant touch screen system to enter your code. Leave the keys at home, and simply push in your code into the lighted keypad to gain entry at any time of day or night. A smart door lock system is just that – smart. Other features include the ability to program the locks on your home or office to lock or unlock at certain times, or you can control the locks remotely from many internet-enabled device. You can also set up your system to determine who enters and leaves each door and at what time, in case you need help tracking teenage curfews or employee lunch breaks. You can even program Control4 door locks to send an alert to your mobile phone to alert you if the doors are unlocked, or...