Accessibility Statement
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Trusted everyday since 1840

Our mission
We don't just make homes secure; we make people feel secure too. We reassure them: if they've chosen Yale, they can get on and enjoy their lives.
Protecting homes and enabling peace of mind for over 180 years
Yale protects the people, places and things we love most with our innovative smart locks and smart storage solutions. We secure homes throughout the United States and Canada by protecting front doors, interior doors, cabinets, package deliveries and more. For over 180 years, we have been a trusted name in home security and continue to build our legacy with our smart home solutions.
Our history
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Yale Joins Fortune Brands Innovations

Yale in the U.S. and Canada was acquired by Fortune Brands in June 2023.

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Yale shines bright

A brand new day for Yale as it launches its new brand identity, vision, values & purpose globally in over 125 countries.

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Expanded our Smart range

In 2016 we extended our lock collection with the Yale Assure Lock, a smart lock that allows you to protect your home and loved ones from almost anywhere in the world through intuitive user-friendly apps.

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In August 2000 Yale was purchased by the ASSA ABLOY Group - the world's leading lock group.

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Linus Yale Junior and his colleague, Henry Towne, established the Yale & Towne Company in Stanford, Connecticut, at the time employing 35 people.

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World wide expansion

By the early 20th century, they employed more than 12,000 staff and had expanded into the wider world.

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Our first showroom

In the 1930s, Yale established an exclusive showroom for products in the Chrysler Building, a legendary skyscraper in midtown Manhattan in New York City.

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The Pin-Tumbler invention

Yale’s best-known lock design is the cylinder pin-tumbler lock. This lock is similar to the ancient Egyptian lock, but with a sliding, rather than rotating mechanism (US patent 18,169). 

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Our first factory

Linus Yale Sr. built a small lock factory in Newport, USA.

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First lock design

 Linus Yale Sr. started working on his designs for the combination locks.

Selection of our heritage products from our archive
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Protect your home and get peace of mind

The door to your home isn't just about keeping the bad guys out. It's also about letting the right ones in - your family, friends, and favorite service providers.

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Smarter together

Yale locks and products are smart. Connect them with your Smart Home to enjoy even more convenience.

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Trusted every day

The point of innovation at Yale is to make life simpler. We keep this in mind when building every single one of our products.

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Times change and so do we

Yale has your best interest at heart. We innovate to keep you and the things that matter most a little safer, every day. We always strive to make our locks and security products even easier to use.

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We put you first

We aim to make safety and security convenient and trustworthy - no matter where you are.

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