New House Key Combines High Tech Digital Key Lock and Smartphone App Technology

The New Yale Real Living™ NFC Deadbolt Lock could soon obsolete the Ubiquitous House key

By Mark J. Donovan

The omnipresent metal key that homeowners have used for centuries for unlocking their door locks may soon be a thing of the past.

New high-tech residential door locks, smartphone Apps, and a technology known as Near-Field-Communications (NFC) may replace our traditional house keys in the not too distant future.

Yale Locks and Hardware recently announced a new residential door lock, or digital key, based on NFC technology, a short-range wireless communication technology.

With a smartphone placed near the digital door lock, and a simple tap of the smartphone Yale App, the new deadbolt lock from Yale Locks and Hardware can quickly be locked or unlocked.

The Yale digital lock and its related smartphone App provide new levels of functionality, security and convenience. The smartphone Yale app is available for NFC-equipped Android mobile devices, and enables digital keys to be sent to others, control when others have access to the lock, receive a message when the lock is unlocked, and to revoke a digital key with a tap on the smartphone screen.

Also, the same digital key can be used to access multiple door locks on one or more residences/building, and there’s no limit on the number of digital key users

If you don’t have your smartphone on you when you want to unlock the lock, no problem. The lock can easily be unlocked by simply entering in an entry code into the lock’s keypad.

In regards to any concern about drained lock batteries, simply place the terminals of a 9-volt battery to the bottom of the lock to temporarily power it.

Yale Digital Key Lock for the Home.

At the time of this writing the Yale Real Living™ NFC Deadbolt costs $225 and comes with five digital keys. Additional keys can be purchased on Google Play for $1.99.

So if you are looking for advanced door lock security and functionality you might want to check out this new technology.

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