Do you have a recipient on your holiday shopping list who desires to lock or unlock their front door by using the Apple Siri voice assistant? Then the Yale Assure Lock SL with the iM1 Network Module for HomeKit integration could be just the right gifting ticket to usher them closer to a connected home lifestyle.
Built around the Yale Assure key-free smart lock platform and designed as a direct retrofit to the common deadbolt, the Assure Lock SL is fitted with one of the most compact exterior lock housings available and features a weatherproof touchpad for easy and secure unlocking by tapping a PIN code. And when the optional iM1 HomeKit network module is snapped into the interior housing, the lock becomes a fully participating player in the Apple HomeKit smart-home ecosystem. That elevates the Assure Lock SL to prominent residency in the Apple Home app on iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches for one-tap locking and unlocking, and further enables voice control with simple Siri commands.
Also part of the iM1 network module package is the Yale Secure app for Apple iOS, which facilitates setup and configuration of the lock on a HomeKit network, and also delivers one-tap locking and unlocking functions. On top of that, the app is used for setting up and maintaining a list of up to 25 authorized PIN codes, and will also display all HomeKit locations that have been configured by the homeowner—such as the primary home and any secondary or vacation homes—plus access to the Assure locks residing in each of those locations.
Tom Kolnowski is the Chief Content Officer & Founder of Digitized House Media, LLC, the publisher of Digitized House | Guide to the Connected Home. When he isn’t writing about smart home technology, sustainability, and high-performance architecture, you’ll find him exploring faraway destinations with his family.