YALE to Demonstrate First Residential Locks With Near Field Communication Capability


LAS VEGAS, NV, March 28, 2012 – At ISC West 2012, Yale Locks & Hardware is showcasing its new NFC-enabled Yale Real Living ™ Locks. Yale expects to be the first US brand to offer residential locks that can be unlocked directly using an NFC-enabled mobile phone.

The Yale Real Living line will be compatible with the ASSA ABLOY/HID Global Mobile Keys platform, a scalable secure delivery infrastructure for distribution and management of mobile keys. The platform allows credentials to be distributed securely through NFC-enabled mobile phones as an alternative to mechanical keys and physical access cards.

"From a residential perspective, the mobile phone is ubiquitous. We use it to make reservations, schedule our day, everything,” said Jason Williams, General Manager of Yale Residential. “By incorporating NFC technology into our Yale Real Living locks, we've extended the functionality of the mobile phone even further, creating a highly secure product that capitalizes on ASSA ABLOY technology.”

NFC is a short-range wireless communication technology standard that enables the exchange of data between devices up to a 10-centimeter distance. Applications include contactless transactions such as keys, data transfers including electronic business cards, and access to online digital content, as well as payment and ticketing. The mobile keys platform enabled by the NFC technology has already been introduced to the hospitality industry by Yale's and HID Global’s parent company, ASSA ABLOY.

About Yale
Yale Locks & Hardware is recognized worldwide as a leader and innovator in the architectural hardware industry, with millions of Yale products used in over 125 countries.  Backed by over 150 years of quality and customer-oriented service, Yale offers a complete selection of door hardware for residential and commercial applications.

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.