Comcast has partnered with Yale Locks & Hardware to offer its smart lock line through the telecom giant’s Xfinity Home service, home security and home automation product.
The Yale Assure Lock line is a set of smart locks that offers key-free or keyed locks in both touchscreen and pushbutton versions. Four compatible Assure Locks with a Zigbee Network Module can be added to the Xfinity Home mobile app, and those who already own a compatible lock can purchase a Yale Zigbee Network Module to add the device to the Xfinity platform.
The smart locks can be controlled and monitored from anywhere using the Xfinity Home mobile app where they can lock and unlock doors, check lock status and create rules such as automatically locking the door after a certain time in the evening. The system is also compatible with Comcast’s X1 voice remote to use voice commands to lock and unlock doors.
“Smart door locks can be a meaningful home security addition, especially when combined with other IoT devices like cameras,” said Patti Loyack, vice president, IP services and home automation, for Comcast Cable. “Xfinity’s platform gives consumers the ability to manage and control all of their smart devices in one unified experience and we’re excited to give our customers even more choice by integrating the Assure Lock line from Yale.”