Yale Keyfree Connected with Z-Wave - Chrome Reviews

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7.7 / 10 based on 3 reviews.

£449.00 inc. VAT
Ease of Use Rated 8 / 10Rated 8 / 10Rated 8 / 10Rated 8 / 10Rated 8 / 10
Build Quality Rated 8.3 / 10Rated 8.3 / 10Rated 8.3 / 10Rated 8.3 / 10Rated 8.3 / 10
Ease of Fitting Rated 7 / 10Rated 7 / 10Rated 7 / 10Rated 7 / 10Rated 7 / 10
Security Rated 8.7 / 10Rated 8.7 / 10Rated 8.7 / 10Rated 8.7 / 10Rated 8.7 / 10
Value for Money Rated 6.3 / 10Rated 6.3 / 10Rated 6.3 / 10Rated 6.3 / 10Rated 6.3 / 10
Jonathan
21 September 2015

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14 April 2016
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Very happy with our Keyfree Yale Lock. The PIN code entry means no longer having to share keys out with family members (a risk in that if one person loses one, you have to replace the lot) and you can set temporary PINs if required. For maximum convenience, pair this with a Z Wave controller (as we have) so you can perform remote unlocking or have the door unlock automatically when you arrive home, etc. The lock itself is well made and feels reasonably robust. It's certainly different enough to put off would be intruders as they don't do 'surprises' and the fitter did comment how difficult these things were to break into or remove compared to a traditional lock.

I like the fact the handle disengages after a set time, so leaving the door on the latch rather just left open/unlocked as with a traditional lock. This should prevent any 'sneak ins' and prevent the obsessive 'is it locked' checking (at least for me anyway).

The user manual is reasonably straightforward. You'll need to hold on to it to follow the steps and key sequences to set various modes. The first being to turn off the voice assistance, as it's quite loud and personally we found it very irritating after the first day of use.

Battery life seems excellent (still 90% after several months). There's a manual key and battery override too as a failsafe.

They thing to remember is the lock motor doesn't actually 'lock' your door. It simply engages or disengages the handle. When leaving the property you will sometimes need to enter a PIN to engage the handle, so you can fully lock the door on its multi-points. That was something it took my other family members awhile to get their heads round!

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30 June 2016
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Love the slim look but does constrain keyboard to 2 vertical lines of numbers which looks great but takes some getting used to. Zwave works great with Smart Things Hub but presence sensing opening doesn't work well so just using keypad now. Overall happy with it.

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17 March 2016
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The install was good but I had no idea that I needed the smart systems hub to manage the door system so it would be good have a list of pre-requisites or even supply the door system with a smart hub.

The software is decent but again lacks some features which I think would make it invaluable. If you have a door system connected to wireless, why not have the software let you configure it remotely too?

The door lock itself is awesome and I get great feedback from my guests when they come to stay for the ease of use. It's also incredibly useful to be able to unlock the door for them when they can't figure it out!

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