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the Yale numerous forays into the smart lock market, shall we say, lackluster, but with a Yale lever Assure Connected, the of August, the company is at least a step in the right direction by finally do what it should have done a long time ago: dedication and handing over your smart features to the market leader. August.
the Yale locks have long included a slot where you slide an optional wireless connectivity module that allows the lock to communicate with a Z-Wave or Zigbee hub. Now at Yale, to add a third option to the mix to replicate so that its locks, the August experience, and work as if the castle is part of the August network. It says “Connected. August,” and it would be utter genius if it was set up overly screwy.
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The Yale Assure lever cannot be a bar replacement, but rather a lever-based opener replacement for a standard doorknob lock is, as the name suggests,. My problems with the device started pretty much after opening the box. The chunky hardware installed first, like any other smart lock, allowing you to connect two coat-of-arms on each side of the door, and snaked a power cable between them. But, if you are not well versed in lock hardware, you need to rely heavily on the cryptic image of the arch of the user manual.
The tricky part, the me, the lever was hindered always installed. You have to sit on the ends of the connected posts is the only way, or the latch does not work at all. It took several days to reach tech support, before I the problem is at last: a small spring-loaded button on the lever that didn’t show up before, all the way, everything locks into place.
working With the hardware, finally, I turned the lock to August’s app connecting through the Installation of the small August-wireless-module (it looks and feels like a flimsy, old-school Game Boy-cartridge) into the lock plug and the companion-August-Connect module into a wall outlet. Unfortunately, the app does not recognize the new lock at all, to occur no lock found” error message back to the frustrating “. Back to tech support I went. Numerous meetings—all via E-Mail followed, culminating in Yale, you can send me a new August-wireless-module.
by the time I had passed a new module in hand, 15 days—for an awfully long time to go for anyone without a working lock on your door.
The good news is that the replacement wireless working module. The bad news is that the setup process was to this point, adorned with error after error. Module registrationation within the Yale lock is not the first time. Then setup HomeKit-for the first time.
construction of the August Connect, a bridge that plugs into a socket failed several times—require a third round of tech support. To say, this process has been frustrating is a gross understatement. August the wizard is helpful and takes you through all the steps, but if something goes wrong, to shrug the whole thing seems to be and make you start again. If the error Yale, is August, or to say there is a problem with your unholy union, and it is impossible. < /aside>
Now the good news: On day 16, I started finally, with Yale hardware as well as the August module, and software that all communicate successfully. If a August product works is it is a nice thing. The app works quickly with on-demand opening and closing of requests, and August’s is system to add new permanent or temporary user’s second to none. The logging is in depth and easy to understand at a glance, tells you everything you need to know who comes and goes. The problem is, of course, always there. Two weeks of frustration to spend, your smart lock up and running is a head I pain to any of you, dear readers.
It is also worth noting that if you have problems, the system can be used without wireless capabilities, like most of the Yale locks. You can set the programming pins, and various parameters, through direct interaction with the keyboard, provided that you carefully follow the printed guide.
At $279 for the lever lock and Connected to the August kit, this combo is priced the same as an August Smart Lock Pro with a August Connect Wi-Fi bridge. The latter combo, but it was) on sale in August for only $229 when this review was edited (and Amazon sells it for less than $160. You can also buy them in a loose version of the lever-lock for a surprisingly low $149, or with a Z-Wave smart home module for $199. In the latter case, you will also need a Z-Wave smart home hub—a Samsung SmartThings, for example, to the pair of the lock.
The Yale Insure lever is a different type of product, the August Smart Lock Pro, of course. The former is a handleset is the exchange of a complete entry, the latter only for the retrofitting of your existing deadbolt. Still, I wouldn’t recommend shelling out any extra money for a pair of metal-door handles—even if it installed without a single Problem.
Released on Fri, 05 Dec 2019 11:00:00 +0000