Yale Locks Certified For iControl Networks' Smart Home Platforms

Yale Real Living locks join the OpenHome Partner Program and are first to be certified for iControl's Converge and Touchstone solutions, the power behind leading connected home systems.

LAS VEGAS, January 7, 2014 - Yale Locks today announced that its Yale Real Living™ intelligent locks are the first to be certified for iControl Networks' Converge™ and Touchstone™ smart home solutions, the power behind home management systems from leading broadband service providers. The locks have been certified under iControl's recently announced OpenHome Partner Program for device manufacturers.

As certified devices, Yale locks will operate with the full spectrum of connected home solutions, from self-monitoring and home automation systems to professionally-monitored home security systems. The interoperability of the iControl platform will initially be built on the open ZigBee standard and will eventually support additional protocols. With it, users will be able to control Yale Real Living locks and other devices throughout their homes via smartphones, PCs or touch screen.

"We're extremely pleased to have been certified for the iControl OpenHome Partner Program," said Jason Williams, General Manager of Yale Residential. "iControl's Converge and Touchstone platforms power smart home systems from many of the industry's major providers, so it's an important achievement for Yale to have gained this certification."

"This certification is an exciting expansion of the OpenHome Program, and will allow our cable deployment partners to offer customers a trusted and innovative door lock option," said Jason Domangue, iControl's Vice President of Ecosystem Development. "The OpenHome Program is really taking flight with a robust and growing membership of leading OEMs, such as Yale Locks, who want to extend their distribution through new partnerships, and help build the next generation connected home experience."

The Yale Real Living product line was built to meet the home automation market's need for technically advanced and aesthetically pleasing products that are secure, convenient and that easily integrate with each system. Yale Real Living locks enable homeowners to lock/unlock doors remotely, and with many systems, homeowners can also set schedules, personalize access to their home and even receive a text notification when the kids arrive home from school.

About Yale

Yale Locks & Hardware has provided dependable security since 1840. Yale Locks & Hardware is an ASSA ABLOY Group company with plant operations in Berlin, Connecticut. The company offers a broad range of door hardware and locks including an extensive selection of residential hardware, as well as a wide assortment of mid-tier commercial products. This includes an extensive array of cylindrical and mortise locks, exit devices, door closers, electromechanical products and key systems, as well as windstorm certified hardware, decorative levers, and photoluminescent and antimicrobial hardware coatings. For more information visit www.yalerealliving.com


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. For more information visit www.assaabloy.com/en/com/.

About iControl Networks

iControl Networks is a venture-backed software and services company providing interactive solutions defining the broadband home management market. iControl software platforms, award-winning solutions that have made the Connected Home a reality, enable home security companies, broadband service providers and utilities to offer the next generation of home management, security and connectivity to their customers. Venture investors in iControl include Charles River Ventures, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers iFund, and Intel Capital, with strategic investments from a variety of service providers including ADT, Comcast Ventures, Comporium and Rogers Communications. For more information, please visit www.icontrol.com.

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