Yale's latest Connected by August smart lock ditches the deadbolt

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Yale's new smart lock ditches the deadbolt

A good number of smart locks out there are deadbolts, meaning they're totally separate from your door's handle. That makes them valuable for the front of your home, but a pain for garage doors, side entrances and other places where you want a simpler locking setup.

Enter the Yale Assure Lever Lock, which is a key-free smart lock designed for single-hole doors. It's the first non-deadbolt option in Yale's Assure line, and it's also the first non-deadbolt Connected by August smart lock to boot.

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It can be used as a regular keypad lock if you really want, but it can be connected via Connected by August, Z-Wave Plus or the Zigbee Yale Smart Module. It comes in two models, one with a keypad and one with a touchscreen.

Being able to add a smart lock to single-hole doors can make it much easier to outfit your home with smart locks. Not only can you smarten up how you lock places like a garage or shed, but you can also outfit individual doors in your home, which are less likely to have deadbolt setups.

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Depending on the model and connectivity method you choose, it'll set you back anywhere from $149 to $299. Unfortunately, there's no word on whether you'll be able to smarten up your garage or shed with the Yale Assure Lever Lock, but Yale is showing it off during CES 2019.


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