Yale Keyfree Unlocks Residential Market At IFSEC

At this year’s IFSEC, ASSA ABLOY will be showcasing the UK’s first ever, keyfree digital lock for new residential doors from Yale. Yale Keyfree allows users to access and secure their home using a personalised PIN code or remote control fob, with no need for a traditional key.

The PIN code can be set via a keypad to any 4 to 12 digit number of the user’s choice and can be reprogrammed at any time. For added convenience, users’ can also set up a separate visitor code to provide access for family, friends or tradesmen.

The remote control fob uses the very latest technology and can be used within a 15 metre range to activate the lock. Available in a polished chrome finish,

Keyfree is a standalone, battery-operated unit, designed for installation on new residential doors, including composite, PVC and timber. It’s easy and hassle-free to fit, as there’s no need for hardwiring or electrical support.

Designed to satisfy PAS 24, Keyfree has undergone rigorous testing to achieve an IP 55 rating for water and dust protection. It’s also proven to be highly durable, having achieved 200,000 usage cycles, in line with BS EN 1906:2002.

Keyfree is also easy to use, thanks to the illuminated keypad and built-in voice guide, which advises users when the door is secure. For added peace of mind, the lock has an 80 decibel tamper alarm, plus it automatically closes on the latch when the door is closed to prevent shadowing. The unit has a low battery warning light, but should the batteries fail, it can be unlocked using a mechanical key or a 9v battery, which supplies enough power for the PIN code or remote fob to be used. Both back-up options are concealed within the handle.

Caroline Martin, Marketing Manager for Yale, said: “In addition to the commercial and public sector security solutions ASSA ABLOY has to offer, IFSEC is also a great opportunity to showcase our innovations for the residential market. Electronic locks have been used in hotels and offices for many years and the same technology, luxury and convenience is now available for the home with Yale Keyfree.”

To find out more, visit the ASSA ABLOY Stand (C50).