In the span of four months, our family sold a house, went on an eight-week trip around the world, moved across the country, and then bought a house, all with three kids under the age of five. We stayed in eight different Airbnbs and tried out many different smart locks. These smart locks are becoming more popular in short-term rentals because it’s easy for hosts to give guests access codes without having to meet them in person or leave a key in a lockbox.
The Yale Assure Lock SL touchscreen deadbolt has the same Yale keyboard that has been around for a few years, but it has a much slimmer frame that gives it a more modern look. This Assure lock no longer has a big, useless bottom part. The bulky case for a thumb latch, four AA batteries, and a network module is still on the inside of the lock. When the batteries are getting low, a red low battery light flashes, and a pair of 9V restart nodes on the bottom of the keypad can be used to power the keypad if the batteries are dead.
- Brand Yale
- Special Feature Alcohol-Free
- Lock Type Keypad
- Item Dimensions LxWxH 6 x 6 x 14 inches
- Material Nickel
Where to get Yale Assure Lock SL Wi-Fi Touchscreen Smart Lock?
It was easy to set up. It’s always important to make sure your door is straight and working well. I tried this lock on three different doors, and the one that needed a little extra push to fully close was the one where the lock worked the worst. Yale gives both written directions and an animated, step-by-step version that can be used with an app called BILT.
Yale didn’t keep the Twist & Go unlocking feature from the Assure Touchscreen Deadbolt. This is a Bluetooth function that lets you open the door by turning your phone 90 degrees before you walk up to it. In fact, the Assure Lock SL doesn’t have Bluetooth. However, with a responsive keypad, network modules that let you control the lock with an app, and voice commands, we don’t think Twist & Go will be forgotten.