Yale’s Linus connected lock is updated

At the start of spring, Yale launched the new model of its connected lock, the very popular Linus, which becomes Linus L2. Smart features, performance, design, interoperability and price: here’s everything you need to know.

Smart home security: Yale continues to expand its connected offering

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In recent years, Yale has managed to gradually specialize in home automation, while building on its initial expertise: home security. The American company now offers a very complete range of smart security products, easy to implement at the heart of the home. Everything is accompanied by a mobile application, Yale Homewhich helps with the simplified management of the home automation ecosystem.

So, in the long term, Yale’s goal seems clear: create an offer accessible to allwhether it concerns the prices of its numerous equipment or their use.

In early April, Yale announced the launch of a completely new model for its flagship product: the Linus L2 connected lock. Already very popular in its initial version, it is therefore being updated, offering even more performance and security at the heart of the smart home.

To date, the supply of connected locks still remains quite limited. Yale is obviously a key player, but it is not the only one to enjoy great success. The direct competitor to its Linus L2 is the Nuki Smart Lock Pro (4th generation), sold at a price of 289 euros.

The new Linus L2 connected lock is available since April 8, 2024 for 229 euros.

In addition to marketing its lock, Yale launched the “Security Made Easy” campaign to raise consumer awareness of connected home security, while taking an educational approach.

Linus L2 connected lock from Yale: new features, features, advantages

Like its predecessor, the Linus L2 is compatible with most cylinders and locks and requires no intervention on your door to be installed. The lock mounts on top your existing device, and can thus be removed at will. It is therefore suitable to owners and tenants.

Visually, the connected lock does not change much, but still has a more contemporary design. All exchanges necessary for its operation are obviously secure and encrypted.

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Incorporating a smaller opening and closing mechanism, the latest generation Linus L2 mainly features new smart features. Notifications on your smartphone, alerts, time programming of locking and unlockingconsultation of your activity feed, identification of registered visitors, automatic activation thanks to geolocation : from the application, you keep an eye on everything that is happening – wherever you are.

In addition, from now on, in order to benefit from all the connected features of the Linus lock, you will no longer need to purchase a Yale connection bridge: WiFi is integrated, in addition to Bluetooth. It is also more durable thanks to its rechargeable battery, which has 6 months of autonomy per charge.

Finally, a key word: interoperability. The new Linus L2 lock obviously works with all other connected and intelligent equipment from Yale, which are controllable from its mobile application : alarm, cameras, storage solutions, video doorbell, gate and garage opening systems. It is also compatible with most home automation ecosystems, such asAmazon Alexa and Google Assistant. In the future, Yale is committed to updating it in order toextend its compatibility to matter.

Yale sells numerous accessories to complete your installation, such as the Smart Keypad, its intelligent keyboard or the Yale Dot, a quick opening button which allows you, for example, to unlock your door with your smartphone without having to use the Yale Home application .


Source : Yale

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