Yale Launches Real Living Product Line

Yale Introduces Company's First Locks Designed to Intergrate Seamlessly into Digital Home. Touchscreen Deadbolt and Lever Locks Are First Products in the New Yale Portfolio of Intelligent Home Control and Security Solutions; Will be Unveiled at 2011 International CES

LENOIR CITY, TN, January 6, 2011 - Yale Locks & Hardware (www.yalelocks.com), an ASSA ABLOY Group company and a world leader in door hardware for residential and commercial applications, will officially introduce its first locks specifically designed to integrate seamlessly into the digital home. The locks will be unveiled at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, January 6-9, 2011.

These new deadbolt and lever locks are the first products in the Yale Real Living™ portfolio of residential access control and home security solutions. Available with either a sleek capacitive touchscreen or pushbutton key pad, Yale's new platform of intelligent locks supports both ZWave ® and ZigBee®, allowing them to integrate seamlessly into a wide range of home control and security systems.

The locks will be featured in two separate areas.

  • In the Control4 booth, the new locks will be shown operating with the recently launched Control4® 2.0 user interface, which will allow the homeowner to directly access and control all of the lock’s unique features.
  • It will also be displayed in the Z-Wave pavilion operating with multiple home control systems, including the Vera Z-Wave Home Control System.

Regardless of the home control system employed, users will have access to a high degree of functionality, including the ability to lock and unlock doors from any web-enabled device events or create customized entry scenes for family members, neighbors and guests.

Features of the new locks include voice assisted programming in English, Spanish and French; personalized access-control scenes for up to 250 users; and access to all user programmable settings are available to the controller interfaces via select user interfaces. The new intelligent locks offer an elegant, next-generation access control solution for the home’s entryways and protected interior doors to make everyday living easier and safer. While pricing is not yet finalized, the lock, which will be available in Spring 2011, is expected to sell for a retail price of between $200-$400. It will be sold through selected consumer electronics dealers, as well as various retail channels.

About CES
The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a major technology-related trade show held each January in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. The show is produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the consumer technology industry.

About Yale
Yale Locks & Hardware is recognized worldwide as a leader and innovator in the architectural hardware industry, with millions of Yale products used in over 125 countries.Backed by over 150 years of quality and customer-oriented service, Yale offers a complete selection of door hardware for residential and commercial applications.

ASSA ABLOY is the world’s largest lock company and a recognized global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user demands for security, safety andconvenience.