Yale First to Offer Crestron Connected™ Residential Wirelessly Controlled Door Locks

Cloud-Based Control System Connectivity Enables Direct Communication and Control of Yale Real Living™ Wireless Door Locks

NEW HAVEN, CT, March 11, 2013 - Yale Locks & Hardware today announced that its wirelessly controlled door locks now integrate with Crestron control systems to provide direct communication, control, management and monitoring of home security. The Yale Real Living™ line of access control locks - the first Crestron Connected™ residential door locks - enable homeowners to lock and unlock doors remotely from a Crestron touch screen or a mobile device, set schedules, and personalize access to the home.


The Crestron Connected initiative embeds Crestron control intelligence into a wide selection of third-party source equipment and display devices, such as projectors, displays, and audio/video receivers, to operate seamlessly with Crestron control technologies. Using Crestron infiNET EX™ wireless protocol, the new Yale Real Living wirelessly controlled door locks receive commands and send information to the Crestron controller, allowing other devices to come to life based on the lock's activity.

Homeowners can lock or unlock doors from anywhere in the house using a Crestron touch screen or remotely using Crestron Mobile Pro®/Mobile Pro G® for Apple® and Android® mobile devices. When the door is locked or unlocked, the Crestron system can simultaneously turn lights on/off, adjust shades and temperature, and set the alarm. Homeowners can also give access to others and create a schedule to allow guests to enter the home on specific days, and program other settings tailored to each person. Each family member and guest receives a unique PIN, so the homeowner can monitor system activity. For example, the system can be set to automatically send a text message to parents when a child has arrived home from school. The system also monitors battery and alarm status. A Crestron Connected device is recognized natively by the Crestron processor and allows for full control capabilities out-of-the-box, without any special drivers or modules.

"Crestron has an outstanding reputation in the control and automation industry," said Jason Williams, General Manager of Yale Residential. "By integrating the Yale Real Living locks with Crestron products, we provide homeowners with the best of both worlds: a secure, convenient, and aesthetically pleasing lock, combined with a level of control that turns the home into a smart home."

"We're excited to announce this partnership with a trusted and well-respected company like Yale," said Steve Samson, Crestron Director of Business Development. "Integration of Yale wirelessly-controlled door locks into a Crestron control system provides increased convenience to homeowners, enabling them to remotely grant access to visitors, track who and when visitors enter the home, and much more. Crestron and Yale are taking home security into the future."

The Yale Real Living line of access control locks are currently available and can be ordered by Crestron dealers through Crestron, along with other Crestron products.

About Yale

Yale Locks & Hardware is recognized worldwide as a leader and innovator in the architectural hardware industry, with millions of Yale products used in over 125 countries. Backed by over 150 years of quality and customer-oriented service, Yale offers a complete selection of door hardware for residential and commercial applications. (www.yalelocks.com)

About ASSA ABLOY

ASSA ABLOY is the world's largest lock company and a recognized global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user demands for security, safety and convenience.

About Crestron

For more than 40 years Crestron has been the world's leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology and reinventing the way people live and work. Providing integrated solutions to control audio, video, lighting, computer, IP and environmental systems, Crestron streamlines technology, improving the quality of life for people in corporate conference rooms, hotels, classrooms, auditoriums, and in their homes. Crestron's leadership stems from its dedicated people who are committed to providing the best products, programs and services in the industry. In addition to its World Headquarters in Rockleigh, New Jersey, Crestron has sales and support offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia. Discover the world of Crestron by visiting www.crestron.com.

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