I have been eying home automation systems for as long as they have been available. When they first came onto the market, they were priced way out of my price-range but fortunately they have become much more affordable in recent years. When we built our house, we put a keypad on the garage door so we could come in and out easily without a key or garage door opener. The only downfall is that our garage is on the side of our house and are many times I wish I could have just exit out the front door and lock it without having to lug my keys.
The solution to my problem came in an email asking if I would like to review a Yale Real Living Key Free Touchscreen Deadbolt. I actually squealed out loud when I read it because I am such a tech nerd and LOVE things like this. A week later, a small box showed up at my door with some instructions on how to install the deadbolt.
If you are semi-handy around the house, you can install the deadbolt yourself without a problem. I wouldn’t recommend starting the project if you’re short on time because it’s not something you want to rush into, however the project took me 30 minutes from start to finish (with one call to their help line because I had a wire laying where it shouldn’t). If I hadn’t waited so long to call the help line, it would have taken 10 minutes to complete.
We have lived with the touchscreen deadbolt for a few weeks now and we absolutely love it. My favorite feature is that I never need a house key and I can set up a new access code to give to someone who might need temporary access (a pet sitter, etc), no need to ever re-key or worry about someone copying our key.
If you’re looking for a safe update to your home security, check out the Yale Real Living series. Here are some additional features of the Yale Real Living Key Free Touchscreen Deadbolt:
- Available in both durable acrylic touchscreen or simple, elegant, tamper-resistant keypad
- Illuminated touchscreen and keypad for night time access
- For use on all standard interior and exterior doors
- Tapered bolt accommodates misaligned doors
- Available in ZigBee or Z-Wave configurations
- Sleek aesthetics
- Operational efficiency
- Completely eliminate the need to manage keys
- No need to ever re-key – just set up a NEW access code
- Increased security
Find out more information about the Yale Real Living Key Free Touchscreen Deadbolt at YaleResidential.com.