Yale's new Assure Lever Lock ditches the deadbolt, and it's now on sale

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Yale's new smart lock ditches the deadbolt
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The Yale Assure Lever Lock, which we first glimpsed back at CES in January, is now on sale. A key-free smart lock designed for single-hole doors, it's the first non-deadbolt option in Yale's Assure line.

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.

Read this: The best smart locks

It can be used as a regular keypad lock if you really want, but it can be connected via Z-Wave Plus It also works with a Connected by August module - you may recall that Assa Abloy, Yale's parent company, bought August back in 2017. (Update: While a Zigbee Yale Smart Module was also mentioned on Yale's website, the company has told us that it is actually coming in the "near future" and has since removed mention of it).

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Should you decide to buy the lock without any smart modules, Yale says you can purchase and add them separately at any time. It also says we can expect smart modules for Control4 and Creston later this year.

Yale's new Assure Lever Lock ditches the deadbolt, and it's now on sale

The Assure Lever comes in two models, one with a push-button keypad and one with a touchscreen, and three colors: satin nickel, polished brass and oil-rubbed bronze. Depending on the model and connectivity method you choose, it'll set you back anywhere from $149 to $299, with the cheapest model coming without any smart modules.

See also: Lockly Secure Pro review

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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