At CES in January, Yale announced they would soon release an NFC residential lock, the first of its kind in the US. A product page with the option to pre-order went up soon thereafter with the promise of delivery sometime in April. The ship date was updated today, and it seems Yale is going to miss their target − but not by much. The Yale YRD340 Mobile Phone Entry lock will be available May 4th for $ 224.99. It comes in three different colors: oil rubbed bronze, polished brass, and satin nickel.
As a tech enthusiast and gadget lover I can’t wait for the day when I can leave my keys and wallet at home. With mobile payments on the rise, smart auto systems beginning to gain a foothold, and state governments toying with the idea of digital driver’s licences, one of the last holdouts with no digital counterpart was the ol’ house key. Thank you Yale for filling another checkbox on my list.
If you like the idea of unlocking your front door with your phone, then hit up the link below. Still have questions? Then stop by and check out Ryan Whitwam’s preview from CES.