Digital Locks and Smart Homes

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New home buyers are becoming increasingly tech-savvy. Are you ready to respond?

With tech-savvy millennials (born between 1980 to 1996) firmly in the market for new homes, it is imperative that builders stay up-to-date with the latest technology advances. Smart Home technology is on the rise and experts are anticipating that home devices connected to the internet will grow markedly in the next few years, reaching an estimated 37 devices per home. It also won’t be long before Smart Locks will be the norm on new builds in Australia, just as they now are in the US.

Digital Lock – Yale Assure® SL

Just released, the Yale Assure® SL is a digital lock full of possibilities. Allowing home owners easy PIN code access, it’s 100% key free. That means no more worries about cutting extra keys, leaving them under the mat for the plumber or whether they’ve locked the door in the morning. It gets more exciting too. The Yale Assure® SL has the capability to become a ‘smart lock’, where connection via an app opens the door to a huge number of home automation features.

Features and Specifications

  • Keyless entry with the ability to create up to 25 unique PIN codes
  • Simple installation, suited to a standard 54mm timber door preparation
  • Adjustable 60-70mm backset
  • Runs on 4 AA Batteries
  • Home automation integration capabilities with Z-Wave Plus, ZigBee or Apple HomeKit integration

Benefits for the builder

  • Faster installation than mechanical locks: 54mm bore lock hole, plug together front and back wires and follow the voice prompts to set-up
  • Eliminates keys and key audits
  • Well-priced to compete with mechanical locks
  • English, French or Spanish set-up
  • Ability to offer the latest technology to savvy clients

Turn it into a smart lock

Home owners can turn their lock into a ‘smart lock’ by using a Yale network module – inserted into the back of the lock. From there they can connect it to a Smart Home Hub and control the lock via an app.

Features and Specifications

  • Control and monitor the lock from anywhere in the world*
  • Create pin codes on the go for family, friends and tradespeople
  • Receive notifications when a digital key user unlocks the door, even when you’re not home*
  • View digital key access history*
  • View battery status and receive low battery notifications*
  • Modules available in Z-Wave Plus, ZigBee and iM1 for HomeKit

*Users will need to have a Yale Network Module (ZigBee,Z-Wave, iM1), smart home controller w/ Internet access and controller app installed. Features may vary by controller manufacturer.

Full Smart Security System

Fully wireless and super easy to install, home owners can upgrade to a full Smart Security System, thanks to Yale’s new Alarm Kit.

Features and Specifications

  • Home buyers can protect their home more easily than ever before
  • No wires and therefore no damage to décor
  • Control via smartphone – view images of the home and arm/disarm the alarm anytime, anywhere
  • Easy DIY installation and no monthly fee
  • Part arming allows users to set the alarm to secure downstairs while you move freely upstairs
  • Expandable – add up to 40 devices to tailor the system to your home
  • Loud external (104db) and internal (94db) sirens
  • Upgrade to include PIR Video Camera to view 10-second video of inside the home

Learn more

Dahlsens is well placed to onboard you with this surprisingly easy technology and help you confidently convert clients to digital lock systems. Speak to your local store to get further information and organise a Yale representative to come on-site and walk you through the process.

Introducing Yale
Owned by Assa Abloy, the same company that owns Lockwood, Yale is one of the largest international door furniture and security brands, starting out in America some 180 years ago. With the launch of their Secure Connect range, builders are sure to see more of Yale as they showcase the benefits of smart technology to home owners.