Apple HomeKit

Yale Assure Lock SL with iM1

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  • Overview

    The Yale Assure Lock SL lets you lock and unlock from your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or by just asking Siri—thanks to the HomeKit-enabled iM1 network module. Manage pin codes to share with people you trust, see current lock status, lock/unlock, and customize automations and scenes all from your Apple Home app and Yale Secure app. Manage the lock from anywhere when you have an Apple TV, iPad, or HomePod set up as a home hub.

    For those times when you don't have your iPhone handy, you can simply type in your 4- to 8-digit pin code on the touchscreen keypad to unlock and tap to lock the door behind you. This sleek deadbolt is tamper-proof because it has no key hole to pick and no keys to lose. Don't worry about getting locked out due to dead batteries, the lock and app will alert you when batteries are low and the lock can be temporarily charged using a 9V battery from outside in case of emergencies.

    Highlights

    Lock and unlock using your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or by asking Siri

    Uses Apple approved end-to-end encryption to ensure your security

    100% key free—no keyhole to pick and no keys to lose or copy

    Touchscreen keypad has backlit numbers that won't wear off and are easy to see at night

    Enable the Auto Relock feature to ensure your door is always locked —or just tap the keypad to lock it behind you

    Manage pin codes for people you trust, within the Yale Secure app

    Control from anywhere when you have an Apple TV, iPad, or HomePod set up as a home hub

    Quiet, motorized deadbolt is tapered to accommodate for misaligned doors

    Never worry about dead batteries with the 9V back-up

    Replaces your existing deadbolt in minutes with just a screwdriver

    What’s in the Box

    Yale Assure Lock SL

    Yale iM1 network module

    Four AA batteries

    Mounting hardware, deadbolt, and strike

    Installation guide

    App guide

    Door template

    Tech Specs

    Other Features: HomeKit Compatible

    Connections: Wireless

    Bluetooth Compatibility: Bluetooth 4.0

    Batteries: AA

    Battery life: Approximately 12 months

    Height: Exterior: 3.5 in./8.9 cm; Interior: 6.87 in./17.5 cm

    Width: Exterior: 2.5 in./6.35 cm; Interior: 3 in./7.6 cm

    Depth: Exterior: 0.68 in./1.72 cm; Interior: 2.12 in./5.4 cm

    Weight: 3.48 lb./1.58 kg

    System Requirements

    Operating System: iOS 10 or later

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: YRD256-iM1-OBP

    UPC or EAN No.: 081023000123

    Warranty

    Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple’s Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

    Warranty: Lifetime on finish and mechanical; one year on electronics

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  • 3.0 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Hands down the best HomeKit Deadbolt you can buy

      I have tried all the HomeKit locks. Literally. Kwikset, Schlage, August, etc. All of them went back to the store for one reason or another. The Yale is the firs I have tried all the HomeKit locks. Literally. Kwikset, Schlage, August, etc. All of them went back to the store for one reason or another. The Yale is the first one I have absolutely zero complaints with. I have had 3 of these up and running on my HomeKit network for almost a year and they are rock solid. I was becoming worried that no one would ever make a half-decent HomeKit lock, and I am so happy that Yale came through for us! Pros: - Touchscreen is super easy to use and the voice instructions make setting it up very easy. - No physical key! Some might think this is a downside, but I like not having to worry about having my lock bump-picked. - With no physical key, what if the batteries die? Well they thought of that too. Just keep a 9V battery nearby and it will power up the lock from the outside, just enough for you to enter your code. Brilliant. - The battery life has been amazing. I have changed the batteries once after about 9 months of daily use. - The mechanical throw assembly is very nicely designed. It slides clean in and out and doesn't make a loud noise. - Assembly is very simple and they are some really fun 3D illustrations in their app that makes it a breeze. - Guest codes for visitors. Can be easily revoked from the app. - Codes can be varying lengths. This is a huge plus for me. Cons: - One time the lock disappeared from HomeKit and I had to reset it to restore functionality. It turns out I had hit a firmware bug and they pushed out an update. Hasn't happened since. This type of thing used to happen constantly with all the other locks I tried.

      • Written by Thayne M from Cupertino

      61 of 65 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Hands down the best HomeKit Deadbolt you can buy

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      The tech and quality are not there yet.

      This lock is HomeKit compatible IF you have a hub (TV 4K, iPad, or HomePod) nearby. However, the software from Yale does not seem to fully connect allowing on This lock is HomeKit compatible IF you have a hub (TV 4K, iPad, or HomePod) nearby. However, the software from Yale does not seem to fully connect allowing one to set a PIN remotely. Generally I can lock and unlock the door remotely, requiring one the owner to be available to log on and open the lock when the person who needs to get in is ready. Otherwise one needs to pre determine and load a code (one can then remove later) before one leaves the vicinity of the lock itself. Quality of the lock is just okay. We have set the lock to self-lock. Occasionally we have allowed the lock to swing closed on the door jam while it was still in the locked position. Meaning the bolt hits the door jam. This is our fault and the lock failed to realign causing it to not fully retract. Set the lock in either the longest time to re-lock or not to re-lock automatically at all if you think this might be an issue with you. The door on which the lock is mounted swings shut by itself and if the lock has locked itself, the dead bolt hits the door’s jam. Yale offers an APP that allows one to send out a code to unlock the door. They charge for this APP and per key. This, to me is ridiculous. I have been unable after paying for the app to get it to function properly. Overall, the software lacks the functionality homeowners want, lacks connectivity the home owner wants, and the build quality is just ok. If you want a lock you can operate remotely when the person you want to let it is physically waiting at the door okay. If you want a remotely adjustable lock when you are sitting in your house, okay. If you want a lock that is finicky in its operation, but willing to deal with it, okay.. Assa Abloy is the manufacturer of Yale locks and they have a huge share of the locking market. They own August Home, Yale, Medeco, Emtek . They should have the ability to make this product the better product on the market.

      • Written by George N from Cupertino

      9 of 12 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?The tech and quality are not there yet.

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Yale Secure App broken by IOS 13

      Lock works okay and does work with Homekit. BUT IOS 13 broke the Yale app so you can't program it from your phone/iPad. You now have to try to program it from t Lock works okay and does work with Homekit. BUT IOS 13 broke the Yale app so you can't program it from your phone/iPad. You now have to try to program it from the l]key pad which not easy. I set the lock up and added to home kit before IOS 13 release. It's been 2 week and Yale hasn't done anything to fix this.

      • Written by Mark L from SEATTLE

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Yale Secure App broken by IOS 13

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      This is lock does not work with Siri or Homekit

      I don't know why this lock is even sold at Apple. I have replaced the iM1 module twice and it stops working i a matter of weeks. What a waste of money. I wish I don't know why this lock is even sold at Apple. I have replaced the iM1 module twice and it stops working i a matter of weeks. What a waste of money. I wish I could give it zero stars.

      • Written by Jorge D from Seattle

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?This is lock does not work with Siri or Homekit

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Yale Secure App broken by IOS 13

      Lock works okay and does work with Homekit. BUT IOS 13 broke the Yale app so you can't program it from your phone/iPad. You now have to try to program it from t Lock works okay and does work with Homekit. BUT IOS 13 broke the Yale app so you can't program it from your phone/iPad. You now have to try to program it from the l]key pad which not easy. I set the lock up and added to home kit before IOS 13 release. It's been 2 week and Yale hasn't done anything to fix this.

      • Written by Mark L from SEATTLE

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Yale Secure App broken by IOS 13

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Deadbolt Lock

      I recently got rid of an unwelcome guest and needed to change out all my locks. I really do not like keys or having two locks to deal with on each door. Since I recently got rid of an unwelcome guest and needed to change out all my locks. I really do not like keys or having two locks to deal with on each door. Since I recently installed automation centered around Apple HomeKit I looked for a deadbolt that integrated with it. The Yale Assure deadbolt appealed to me in that it had no keys. I purchased 3 of these locks as well as passage keyless handles to replace the deadbolts and handles of my existing doors. Installation is straight forward and easy. I was able to install the deadbolt in about 15 minutes, with it integrated into the Home App. I also took the time to replace all my deadbolt striker plates to ultra secure ones that are supposedly kick proof (which I believe). I took great pains to insure the deadbolt matched up to the striker plate perfectly and hopefully will in all temperature conditions the doors see. By doing this, the Yale Assure deadbolt gracefully closes into the striker plate and does not put it into a bind. I've only had the locks installed for about 4 weeks now, but the battery level on all three locks are still at 100% and I operate them remotely a lot. I do not use the auto lock feature as I felt the longest time settable was too short when unloading groceries. I find that simply creating a couple of automations and scenes I could make sure the deadbolts were locked when they should be. I like the feature that it takes on authorization to lock the locks through Siri, but it does if you wish to unlock them. So simply standing outside and saying "Hey Siri, unlock front door" will not work if you do not follow up with the authorization through your iPhone. I did find it a pain though that you could not use geolocation of the phone to unlock the door without authorization. Kind of redundant in my mind, but they error on the safe and secure side of things. I am sure features can be and should be added like time of day allowance for guest pass codes, and time limited pass codes. Hopefully that will come in future releases. All and all these locks have been super stable and secure. Not one drop-out and I've power cycled my router a number of times. It is a very attractive lock and easy to manually unlock with the keypad.

      • Written by Craig B from Vail

      Is this review useful?Excellent Deadbolt Lock

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