Yale Assure Lock SL, Wi-Fi Smart Lock with Jamestown Handleset - Works with the Yale Access App, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, HomeKit, Phillips Hue and Samsung SmartThings
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We have been using a smart lock for two years and are completely sold on the concept. It is great for children, grandparents, security, and other things. We have been using an August however, and we were getting tired of looking at the large interior mechanism. We came across the Level Touch when looking for a more streamlined replacement. The packaging is nice and Apple style, with easy directions. The installation took less than ten minutes. Comparing with the August, we like the aesthetic and the operation of the Level Touch much more. It is much smaller and clean looking. The deadbolt is smooth and feels very sturdy. We are pleased with our purchase.
We have been looking for a smart lock for our front door for some time, finally decided on the Level Touch Lock. It looks great, fitted the door well, and was surprisingly easy to install ourselves in about ten minutes. I like this lock because it looks like a traditional lock. It's not possible for the lock to cause this, rather it is the misaligned door which has been on the wrong track for a long time. Once we get the door aligned, we will be able to utilize these features. I highly recommend this lock. Being able to enter and leave the house without a key or a touch is awesome.
I really like the Level Touch lock. The item comes nicely packaged with great instructions, high quality materials and many other helpful features. You remove your standard deadbolt lock and fit this in its place. Once it is installed you can not even tell it is smart lock at all. You can open it with your finger or your phone app. Great for children who can come and go without worrying about who is in possession of the keys. This is great for security, as you can check any time on the phone app that it is locked properly. I highly recommend this lock.
I loved this lock from the moment it arrived at our house. It is so beautifully designed. It is very simple to make. There seemed to be 100 parts, but there were three-4 steps that led me to accomplish it. My children especially enjoy the lock as well as the sharing access feature. I highly recommend it to anyone.
I frequently leave and enter my house because my parents live next door and this lock is extremely convenient to easily lock and unlock my door. I can unlock it with the app without having to get up 50 times a day. It is extremely minimal which is the main reason I purchased it. It looks very stylish and does not use any unnecessary gimmicks. I use touch and lock, geofence features, and homekit, and it consistently works. The security system does not respond immediately when approaching after leaving the geofence and the mobile app would occasionally display the lock being unlocked when it is actually locked.
Yale Assure Lock SL, Wi-Fi Smart Lock with Norwood Lever - Works with the Yale Access App, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, HomeKit, Phillips Hue and Samsung SmartThings, Oil Rubbed Bronze
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I was mistaken, Google Assistant will not unlock the door, unless, to my knowledge, you lock it. I had tried it that way and assumed it would work both directions, but it was not so. It does not affect my rating or view, I just thought it might be helpful information to provide. Negative reviewers could not tie their own shoelaces, and if you want to know why, then read on. Normally I do a pro and con review but after seeing the top review on this product being a disparaging review stemming from his lack of knowledge on installation and usage These are the main points of the other negative reviews. '40000' and '1000%' are a half truth. It will be strange to want to lock if you install the strike plate so it misaligns with the deadbolt. You can force it with your fingers with a deadbolt. You do not want the motor to force the lock, it would burn it quickly. To avoid this issue perform a proper installation. In my case, it meant using a small flathead and a hammer to knock some of the wood away from where the strike plate was going to sit before screwing it on. The lock itself is powered by four AA's. It informs you ahead when the lock requires a battery swap. If you allow it to die you would have to be negligent. This is just flat out wrong. Although proximity would be great but it is not secure. You should add individual family members each with their own unique passcodes. If you forget your telephone, your door will stay unlocked. What can you do? This is incorrect. You may grant access to other members at both levels of the family, from administrative rights or home entry. They are able to be granted unique codes, but they do not have access to setting. The tailpiece is identical to the deadbolt I replaced. The difference is that the Nest's tailpiece has some leeway when it is attached to the turn assembly because you could not install it elsewhere. This amount of give is purely for installation purposes and does not detract from the locking security of the deadbolt. That is similar to complaining that a butter knife has no durability after stepping on one end and lifting the other end with your arm. I hope this helps anyone that is looking to try this out. Maybe if some of the reviewers read the manual then they would be sitting pretty right now. The only difficulty I had was pairing the Nest Connect. It was alright once I disconnected the Bluetooth headphones I was using during installation.
We would often leave the door or two unlocked so I purchased these items to prevent that from happening. The doors will unlock automatically after I get to bed. The Nest system is well-organized, each person is given their own access code, and is quick to change the code in order to remember. I would love more options with this feature. We had a Nest Pro installed, four locks, and a Nest Hello camera doorbell. I would recommend this, unless you are handy and familiar with installing door locks. Three of the four doors were tricky and required modifying the door so that the lock would work correctly. Also, make sure to get more than one bid. One contractor gave the list price for each lock and a separate Nest Connect. It was significant to save $80 on the locks when I purchased them during Prime Days. I am very happy with these locks and I definitely recommend them.
Just what I wanted. Installation is simple with a Phillips screwdriver and a chisel. The instructions were clear and installation was straightforward. The lock works perfectly. Allow me to give each family member their own code. In software cleaning ladies have their code that is limited to a specific day of the week and time period. I can unlock it from anywhere with my phone's Nest app. I am interested in researching other Nest products since I was impressed by the Next Yale lock.
It is extremely easy to install and easy to give guest passcodes for your items. I enjoy the privacy feature when you are home. An almost seamless connection between this app and my Google Home. I think that will ease the thoughts of anyone with children who forget to lock the door. The fact that there is no batteries to replace is a significant benefit. A simple ninevolt light will permit you to find the light source.
This lock is great and reliable. Everything is controlled from the Nest app. One reviewer was incorrect, you can give guests temporary passwords. They do not get full access. If you already have one, it is very easy to install.