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This Yale touchscreen deadbolt is the slimmest yet

Yale's $169 Assure Lock SL is a sleek and slim touchscreen deadbolt. A $50 network module adds smart home integration.

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Slim styling with the same old keypad

Yale's Assure Lock SL looks better than all its predecessors, but Yale didn't change anything about the keypad itself.  

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On the inside

The interior side of the Assure Lock SL is still the bulky housing we're used to by now with smart locks. 

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Yale Secure App

The Assure SL Lock works with the Yale Secure app, if the lock is fitted with an iM1 network module for Apple HomeKit. Zigbee and Z-Wave users do not have app access. 

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Audio keypad and voice guidance

The Assure Lock SL's keypad has audio settings for the keypad touchscreen, and the lock's menu includes voice guidance. 

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App and lock settings

Through the Yale Secure app, HomeKit users can check battery status, manage up to 25 PIN codes, see current lock status, customize lock settings, and add a new lock.

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Yale's network modules

Several Yale locks can be connected to smart home platforms using network modules. These are available in Zigbee, Z-Wave and Homekit (iM1) versions. 

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Network module installation

Network modules for Assure Lock SL slide into place above the batteries, inside the interior housing of the lock. 

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Creating PIN codes

Within the Yale Secure app or via the keypad, you can create up to 25 PIN codes. With a network module enabled, Assure Lock SL can accept up to 250 PIN codes. 

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Battery power

The Assure SL is powered by four AA batteries. There is a red indicator light for low battery power, and a pair of 9V jumpstart nodes for backup power. 

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