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Introducing Yale Home’s First Retrofit Smart Lock Solution: Yale Approach with Yale Keypad

Thu, April 11, 2024

Calling all renters - Yale’s first retrofit smart lock solution combines the legacy of Yale with the expanded accessibility of a retrofit lock. Keep your existing deadbolt for easy installation, while enjoying enhanced benefits and convenience.

Say Hello to Yale Approach and Yale Keypad

Yale Approach is a discreet, interior-only smart lock that doesn’t impact the look of your front door or change your original keys. This retrofit smart lock is the simplest way to boost your door’s smart security—perfect for first-time users or renters! Add extra convenience with Yale Keypad, a wireless keypad accessory that pairs perfectly with Yale Approach or a compatible August smart lock. 

While they’re great on their own, Yale Approach and Yale Keypad provide seamless phone-free, key-free entry with advanced security features when used together. Here’s how these features can help you:

Key-Free Access, Your Way

Whether you want day-to-day peace of mind or you’re looking to grant access to family, friends, and helpers alike—Yale Approach has you covered. 

You can go keyless from now on since Yale Approach has Auto-Lock and Auto-Unlock features that make it easy to streamline your busy schedule. And with the Yale Keypad, you can lock the door with a touch of your finger and unlock it with a personalized code—all without keys or your smartphone. Sounds like your pockets just got a lot lighter!

With the included Yale Connect Wi-Fi Bridge, you can control your Yale Approach lock from anywhere with the Yale Access app, bringing home security to the palm of your hand. With remote locking and unlocking, activity feed monitoring, and granting guest access, you can always have eyes on your home from anywhere. 

Seamless Smart Home Compatibility

“Alexa, lock the front door.” Now, you don’t have to do that nightly check of your doors before you head off to bed. Once set up, you can ask your favorite voice assistant to check the lock status and lock and unlock doors with a simple voice command.

Yale Approach is compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Philips Hue and Samsung SmartThings, so you can integrate the smart lock with your preferred smart home platform. 

Slim & Modern Smart Lock Design 

While smart home gadgets can be cold and bulky, we’ve prioritized the “less is more” approach for this interior-only lock. Your home, whether rented or owned, should be a sanctuary of safety, convenience and style. Yale Approach attaches to your door’s existing deadbolt on the inside, leaving your front door’s appearance untouched. 

And the Yale Keypad is just as customizable! It’s wireless, battery-powered, and Bluetooth enabled, so you can place it anywhere within Bluetooth range of your lock. Install the keypad on the door, adjacent to it, or even on an exterior wall—it’s waterproof!—so it’s as convenient as possible for your routine. Yale Keypad also has a streamlined look with a sleek touchscreen, a backlit display, and an abrasion-resistant coating. And, for those seeking additional ease, the Yale Keypad Touch is coming soon, meaning all you’ll need to unlock your door is your fingerprint.

Smart Security at a Great Price

Starting at $129.99, Yale Approach is an elevated retrofit smart lock solution at an accessible price point. Easy to use and just as easy to install, Yale Approach is suited for the first-time smart lock user or renter who wants key-free convenience and security without breaking the bank. 

If you rent, a retrofit smart lock provides enhanced security while being easy to install and a minimal adjustment to your space. Sometimes the smallest changes make the biggest impact and that couldn’t be more true for the Yale Approach and Yale Keypad. Go keyless, phoneless, and worryless when you install these two devices in your home. 

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