Nest's Secure smart alarm and security system accounts for every type of gadget you'd want protecting your home: alarm, security cameras, motion sensors. And now the Nest x Yale Lock, announced as part of the setup last autumn, and in development for two years, has a release date.
The smart deadbolt lock will go up for pre-order in February and on sale in March but we still don't have price details for this yet. You can unlock the battery powered lock with your smartphone (iOS and Android) or the touchpad, no keys needed.
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Features include the ability to lock/unlock/check if the door is locked from anywhere over Wi-Fi, give cleaners/visitors/babysitters temporary access codes and view when they came and left the house.
Once connected to your Nest system and the Home/Away Assist feature, it can automatically lock when you're away. There's also integration with Secure so that it disables the whole security system when you arrive home as well as connecting to Nest's new Hello video doorbell so you can let people in. Yale also says the lock will work with Nest Protect to alert you to activity, smoke or carbon monoxide in the house - we assume via the app when you approach the door.
The Nest x Yale lock can also be controlled from within Nest's own app, the first non-Nest branded device to join the club. This is something we've been asking for, for a while and we hope more Works with Nest devices join it soon.
This is a very smart looking, sleek lock - from the looks of the press pics - and it's available in three finishes: polished brass, satin nickel and oil rubbed bronze. More importantly it joins a well thought through, joined up connected home security system from Nest with the nearest rival Ring's more affordable set up, now expanded to include two Ring Stick Up Cam cameras.
We'll update this story with the price of the Nest x Yale Lock when we get it.