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.

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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