Did you know that the average smartphone user unlocks their phone 150 times a day – often quickly and securely through a fingerprint or facial recognition software? What if we made unlocking your home as simple and secure as unlocking your phone? Available on the Yale Access app, smart lock users can set up biometric verification for any unlock or lock operation for all Yale Assure smart locks with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
How Biometric Locks Work
When the “Verified Access” feature is turned on, the Yale Access app will use your phone’s built-in biometric scanners to prompt facial or fingerprint recognition before you can unlock or lock your home (note: if your phone does not have these features, it will prompt you to use your PIN code). This further ensures that your smart lock is only operated by the right people at the time you intend for it.
The biometric smart lock security feature applies to facial or fingerprint lock verification done remotely via Wi-Fi, mobile data, or local Bluetooth access. You’ll be able to opt into this security feature separately, and it will not be enacted when checking your lock status in order to preserve a seamless app experience.
Alongside this new biometric smart lock verification app feature, Yale Home has a “Hide Entry Codes” feature that will give you the option to hide keypad entry codes within the app. Once enabled, you will only be able to view codes after passing phone authentication using your phone's biometric scanners. This feature is another step to provide you with further peace of mind around your Yale Assure smart locks with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
The Yale Access app features are available on iOS and Android, joining our other existing privacy features including two-factor authentication, two-layer encryption, and lost-phone disablement.
Learn more about Yale Assure smart locks with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth here.
FAQs About Biometric Smart Locks
Do I Need to Buy New Biometric Locks?
There is no need to install new locks or hardware to use our facial and fingerprint lock verification. All you need is a compatible lock and the Yale access app. By using your phone’s biometric scanners you can have complete access to your home within seconds without having to use a key or a code.
Where Do I Download the Yale Access App?
Download the Yale Access App directly to your phone from the App Store or Google Play. With the Yale Access App, you are always in control of your front door, no matter where you are, with control straight from your smartphone.
How Do I Access My Lock Remotely?
The Yale Access app will seamlessly connect over the best method available, choosing between Bluetooth and Wi-Fi automatically. Simply open the app and navigate to your lock screen and the Yale App will do the rest for you. The icon in the upper right of the lock screen indicates the method in which your biometric lock is currently connected.
With the Yale Access App you can use your phones biometric verification software to control your Yale Assure smart lock directly from your phone.