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Yale Smart Locks

Upgrade your check-in process and improve security by switching to keyless self-check-in using smart locks. However, selecting the right locks for your needs can be confusing with so many options available.

At Enso Connect, we specialize in helping property owners and managers enhance their operations with smart connected systems like keyless entry. That’s why we’ve thoroughly examined one of the most popular smart lock lines on the market: the Yale lock family.

After reading this, you’ll understand:

  • What the Yale Assure locks offer.
  • Our recommended Yale Assure models and why we recommend them.
  • The advantages and disadvantages.
  • How easy they are to install.
  • The battery life.
  • The level of security they provide.
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Discover the Yale Assure family of smart locks

Enhance security and convenience with smart locks that seamlessly integrate with your property management system (PMS) and smart devices through Enso Connect. These locks provide unique access codes for guests, which are valid only for the duration of their stay, ensuring they cannot access the property at any other time. Plus, you can remotely operate the locks, eliminating worries about guests forgetting to lock the door.

The Yale Assure line is a perfect fit for these requirements, as it supports both deadbolts and levers, making it compatible with almost all standard doors in North America.

Guests receive their entry codes in advance through Enso Connect’s easy-to-use Boarding Pass, which can be customized to match your branding. This allows them to access the property as soon as they arrive. The Boarding Pass also enables you to share guidebooks, and generate additional revenue by offering late check-in and check-out options, as well as personalized upsells.

Simplify and digitize your check-in process for a delightful guest experience

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What does Enso Connect recommend?

Enso Connect supports all of the mentioned door locks, but we encourage everyone to reach out to our team to ensure your exact lock model is able to connect with Enso.

Let’s take a look at why, and what we recommend:

Look for a lock with a long battery life

We highly recommend selecting a smart lock with a longer battery life. Opting for a lock that offers extended battery longevity ensures uninterrupted operation, peace of mind, and minimizes the need for frequent battery replacements. By prioritizing locks with extended battery life, you can enjoy the convenience and security of keyless entry without the hassle of constantly monitoring and changing aa batteries. In some cases Yale locks might require a 9-volt battery.

Push button vs touchscreen

We generally suggest using push buttons for their user-friendly nature. They are more intuitive as guests can easily enter the code without any extra steps. On the other hand, touchscreens keypad require guests to wake them up by placing their palm over the screen before entering the code, which might confuse some guests who are not familiar with this process.

In addition to their user-friendliness, physical keypads are particularly beneficial for visually impaired individuals, making your listing more accessible and inclusive.

Key overrides are a good idea

It is generally a wise decision to choose a smart lock that includes a keyhole as a backup feature in case of Wi-Fi outages or battery depletion. Having a keyhole as a backup ensures that you always have an alternative method of access, regardless of any technological hiccups. In situations where the Wi-Fi connection is unstable or the battery runs out unexpectedly, the keyhole provides a reliable solution, allowing you to maintain control over entry and secure your property.

How to install?

Installing Yale Assure smart locks is a breeze. You can easily fit most hardware using just a screwdriver, especially if you’re installing them over existing holes in the door frame. Watch this handy video to learn about the Yale Assure Lock 2 and how simple it is to install.

What are the pros and cons of Yale Assure smart locks?


  • Convenience: Yale Assure smart locks offer keyless entry, eliminating the need to carry physical keys and providing convenience for both guests and property owners.
  • Enhanced Security: These locks provide unique access codes for guests, which can be managed and monitored remotely. It allows temporary access and reduces the risk of unauthorized entry.
  • Integration: Yale Assure smart locks can integrate with other smart devices and property management systems, enabling seamless automation and control.
  • Easy Installation: Installing Yale Assure smart locks is generally straightforward, often requiring just a screwdriver, particularly if fitting over existing holes.
  • Customization: These locks offer customizable features such as adjustable settings, code management, and access control.
  • Integration: These locks easily integrate with Enso Connect and automations can be setup so that your guests only receive check-in instructions if they’re a verified guest.


  • Power Dependency: Smart locks rely on batteries for operation, meaning they require periodic battery replacements or recharging. However, this is mitigated by the long battery life of many Yale Assure models.
  • Connectivity Issues: Like any smart device, connectivity can be affected by Wi-Fi outages or signal interference, potentially causing temporary disruptions in remote access functionality.
  • Learning Curve: Guests who are not familiar with smart lock systems may require a brief learning curve to understand the keyless entry process and accessing the property through the provided codes.

Is the Yale Assure smart lock worth it?

At Enso Connect, we firmly believe that the Yale Assure smart lock is an excellent option and a worthwhile investment for the following reasons:

  • Enhanced Convenience: Keyless entry and remote access control provide a seamless and convenient experience for both guests and property owners.
  • Improved Security: Unique access codes and remote monitoring capabilities offer enhanced security and control over property access.
  • Seamless Integration: The Yale Assure smart lock easily integrates with other smart home devices and property management systems, creating a connected ecosystem.
  • Easy Installation: With simple installation using just a screwdriver and compatibility with various doors, the Yale Assure smart lock is user-friendly and hassle-free.
  • Trusted Brand: Yale is a renowned brand with a long-standing reputation for producing reliable and high-quality security products.

Do Yale locks need WiFi?

Yale Assure smart locks do not necessarily require a constant Wi-Fi connection for their basic functionality. The locks can operate independently by using their built-in features, such as keyless entry via access codes or physical keys. However, to take advantage of remote access control, monitoring, and additional smart features, a Wi-Fi connection is necessary. With a Wi-Fi connection, you can conveniently manage and monitor the lock’s activity through Enso Connect. It’s important to note that some advanced features and functionalities may require a stable internet connection to fully utilize the smart capabilities of the lock.

Are Yale locks safe and secure?

Yes, Yale Assure smart locks are designed to be safe and secure for your guests. Here are some key points to consider regarding their security:

  1. Advanced Encryption: Yale Assure smart locks utilize advanced encryption protocols to protect the communication between the lock and authorized devices, ensuring secure data transmission.
  2. Unique Access Codes: These locks offer the ability to assign unique access codes to each guest. This feature enhances security by allowing temporary access for specific individuals and eliminating the need for physical keys.
  3. Remote Monitoring: With remote access control, you can monitor and manage the lock’s activity from anywhere. This ensures that you have real-time visibility and control over who enters the property.
  4. Tamper-Proof Design: Yale Assure smart locks are built with robust construction and tamper-proof mechanisms, making it difficult for unauthorized individuals to manipulate or bypass the lock.

How long do batteries last in Yale locks?

The battery life of Yale locks can vary depending on factors such as usage frequency, lock model, and the quality of batteries used. However, Yale Assure smart locks are generally designed to have a long battery life to minimize the need for frequent replacements.

On average, with regular usage, the batteries in Yale locks can last anywhere from several months to over a year.

It’s worth noting that Yale Assure locks often have battery indicators or low-battery alerts that notify you when the battery power is running low. This feature allows you to proactively replace the batteries and ensure uninterrupted operation of the lock.

Can you hack Yale Locks?

Yale Locks are designed with security measures in place to protect against unauthorized access. They employ encryption protocols, unique access codes, and other security features to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of the lock system. Yale, as a reputable brand, continuously updates its products to address potential vulnerabilities and enhance security.

However, it is important to note that no security system is completely immune to potential vulnerabilities. As with any smart device, it is crucial to follow best practices to maintain a secure environment. This includes regularly updating firmware, using strong and unique access codes, and securing the Wi-Fi network connected to the lock.

What if the Yale lock fails and guests can't check in?

In the unlikely event that a Yale lock experiences a failure and guests are unable to check in, it is important to have a contingency plan in place to address such situations. Here are some steps you can consider:

  1. Secondary Smart Lock: Enso Connect offers the ability to connect and manage multiple smart locks, even from different brands, through its platform. To ensure seamless access and prevent any inconveniences, we recommend setting up a backdoor with a smart lock as a contingency plan in case the front door lock encounters issues such as battery failure, damage, or malfunction, providing an alternative entry point for guests.
  2. Backup Access Method: Have a backup access method available, such as a physical key, in case of lock failure. This allows you to provide alternative means of entry to guests and ensure they can access the property even if the smart lock malfunctions.
  3. Emergency Support: Ensure you have a reliable support system in place, such as a dedicated customer service line or property management team, that guests can contact in case of any issues with the lock. Provide clear instructions to guests on how to reach out for assistance.
  4. Regular Maintenance: Regularly inspect and maintain your Yale lock to minimize the risk of failures. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for maintenance and consider professional servicing if necessary.
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