Meet the secure, tamper-proof lock from Nest and Yale. It’s keyless, so you can lock and unlock the door from anywhere with the Nest app.* Give people you trust a passcode and get alerts when they come and go. And lock the door with a tap. If you forget, the Nest x Yale Lock even reminds you. The Nest and Yale Lock connects to your Wi-Fi and the Nest app through the included Nest Connect.
* Some features, including mobile alerts, remote control and custom schedules, require the Nest app, working internet and Wi-Fi, and Nest Connect or Nest Guard.
Versatile smartphone compatibility
Lock and unlock the door with the Nest app. Without a key.
Give passcodes to family and guests. Set schedules to let them in.
It's secure and tamper-proof. No lost keys. No picked locks.
Works with the Nest Secure alarm system
Unlock the door, and the alarm disarms automatically.
Get alerts when someone locks and unlocks the door.
Oil Rubbed Bronze finish
Offers a warm and rustic appearance.
Just tap to lock on your way out.
It can lock automatically when Nest knows you're away.
*Some features, including mobile alerts, remote control and custom schedules, require the Nest app, working internet and Wi-Fi, and Nest Connect or Nest Guard.
The Nest x Yale smart lock is exactly what I have been waiting and looking for. I have been in the market for one of these devices for a while now and of all the ones I have seen for sale in places like Home Depot, there was always something holding me back from making the purchase. Usually issues were quality, ease of use, appearance and so on. Well… if you have been in that situation as well, this is probably the lock for you.
The box comes with a lot of hardware inside. There is the outer lock, the inner lock and mounting plate, a good bit of screws, instructions (with drilling template if needed), strike plates and the inner lock. Having never changed a lock before it seemed like a bit much but the instructions were pretty straightforward and there are some great tutorials on Youtube and on the Nest website.
I hit a few snags upon installation but nothing that was the fault of the Nest x Yale lock. My first snag was the old lock I had had a round bolt with no strike plate so I had to chisel out a groove for the strike plate to fit into in my door. Second hiccup was that the old lock installation did not have a good fit with the new deadbolt / frame strike plate. Over the years my door has started hanging at a tiny angle as the house settled so this tiny misalignment caused the bolt to not align properly. Again, not an issue with the lock but it was a learning experience for me with the installation. My fix was to use the old strike plate instead of the included one as the size is slightly different and it worked on the old one.
I would imagine a good chunk of houses might have a few snags as well so if any of it seems too daunting don’t forget that Nest always offers Nest Pro Installation with local vendors if you want to pay a little extra.
Once I got it installed and aligned my next snag was figuring out how to get it working with the Nest app. I will save you some time. There is a Nest Connect hub you can pair with the app first. The website says you have to be connected to Nest Connect or to Nest Secure in your app before you can use the lock. Once you pair the Nest connect, scan the QR code on the lock itself (in the battery compartment). It then works flawlessly.
Here is how it works… When you leave the house, touch the “Yale” button and it locks the door with a nice tune that plays. When you get home you can open your door via the app or you can put in your personal pin on the door. Each user of the house can get a personal PIN number to make things easier to remember for everyone. If you have a guest in the house, you can give them a pin as well so they do not know yours and so you can cancel it once they leave. The lock offers a privacy mode so no one can get in unless they use the app, kind of cool.
It looks cool on the door but I will have to repaint my door as it has a different shape compared to the old round lock I used to have, a minor inconvenience but one more thing to do.
This thing has a easy to use user interface, looks great, has wonderful app support through Nest and is very reliable. I am curious how long the four AA batteries will last but if it is like other Nest devices I should get a warning when they are low. A great purchase overall.
Simple to install, looks good and functions just as advertised.
If you do your research and check preparation instructions, you won't have any trouble.
Altogether, it took me about 45 min to an hour to install. However, I'm one of these people who reads the instructions, studies the assemblies and dry runs it. The only issue that I had was that I needed to make the bolt hole in the door frame a little deeper. That's the only place where I feel the product could help troubleshoot more effectively. After I installed it, set it up and turned things on, it did a self-test. It told me it couldn't finish the installation and I needed to check my set up. However, it didn't give any real clue as to what was actually wrong. After watching closely a few times, I was able to see where the trouble was. When it tried to lock by itself, the bolt wasn't able to go as deep as it needed to go. When I looked more closely at the instructions, I could see where it mentioned how deep the hole needed to be. Once I realized that, I had it fixed in 5 minutes with a hole drill (that I have because I'm a handly kind-of-guy). A chisel would have worked too, but this was easier for me. Once the hole was about another 1/2" deeper - it worked as smooth as silk. In the one picture, the assembly can be seen as being slightly out of level. This is because the original lock that was installed, was installed slightly out of wack. No-fault of this lock.
I've already got some nest products: Smoke alarms and thermostat, so I had the app already installed. Adding the lock was as simple as a few taps from within the app and all done. Finding the right location for the (included) Nest Connect took a few extra minutes, but overall is a painless process. Have patience though!
My wife and I love it! We especially like that we can give unique entry codes to different people and can put these on a schedule. Also handy is the ability to remotely unlock/lock the door and check the status of the lock itself.
Next up: Nest doorbell!!
With these locks and a ring video on my door there’s no more need to pay for an alarm service. I am instantly alerted when my door is opened and if I issued them a code it will tell me who opened it as well. I can call 911 on any intruder from anywhere in the world.
I have several smart connected devices at home and thought this smart lock would be nice to try. Overall, Nest as its well known they build high quality products and truley smart!!. Before you jump into setup watch Nest setup videos on Youtube and also ready the manual provided in the package for better and no mistakes. Mine was installed without needing to drill or make any modification to my door and was simle and took about 15 minutes to finish it, setting on smart device though Nest app is simple and piece of cake. My final words are this door lock is funcitional and smart and easy to use. No voice control as of yet and make sure to read the manual and watch Nest videos on Youtube.
This lock was fairly easy to install (had to watch a video on it to get help). The instructions are somewhat lacking. Excellent quality. My door hole wasn't put in exactly right and I needed to file down one side of the hole so everything lined up (a fault of my contractor). Once installed the set up went flawlessly and was easy to get working including installing and setting up the app. I really like this lock. It works great and looks great. Best purchase I've made in a long time. The best thing is the automatic locking in case we forget to lock the door.
The Nest/Yale Smart Lock is an impressive device that provides streamlined security.
The installation and setup of the Smart Lock are pretty easy. It took me about an hour to install my Smart Lock with hardly any frustration. Setting up the Nest network and app is easy. Keep in mind, the app and Nest function isn’t required. If you want, you can use the Smart Lock keypad and nothing more. It’s up to you. But know that using the app with the Smart Lock provides more features such as locking the door after you have left your home or getting notifications if someone has tampered with the lock. You can even create a temporary entry code for someone. I know that there have been many situations where a friend wanted to drop off something but wasn’t comfortable leaving it on the patio. Now I can assign them a code and the app will notify me when they have used the code.
My other concern was with the touchpad and whether someone might be able to ‘figure out’ what the entry code is. The Nest/Yale Smart Lock touchpad doesn’t leave fingerprint traces when you use it. Speaking of the keypad, it wakes up right away when you touch it and recognizes your code the first time you use it. There aren’t any of those entering the same code several times moments.
If there was anything that I wish I could change about this Smart Lock would be the navigation through the app. It can be frustrating at times but in no way does it compromise the security of the Smart Lock.
The Nest/Yale Smart Lock is a great device that will have you leaving your house keys behind.
This is my firts Nest product. Since I previously had a deadbolt installed, install was very easy for me.
You simply remlve your old deadbolt, and install the new wifi Nest/Yale deadbolt. This took me roughly a half hour start to finish including installing and setting up the Nest app on my note 5 phone.
You can keep the passcode to unlock the deadbolt via the touch keypad, or simply create your own, and or give each user theyre own code, while also giving guests a different code thats usable during certain time periods of the day/week! Its nice that you can lock/unlock the deadbolt via the app by holding the lock/unlock button or via a keycode on the touchpad.
The deadbolt uses 4 included double A batteries, and should those die, you simply use a 9 volt battery to give the keypad juice before changing the 4 double As.
I really like that this uses no key to lock/unlock, which to me means no extra key to lose or carry on a keychain.
The kit includes a small nest hub that you plug into any power outlet, which connects via 2.4 ghz wifi, and then connects to the deadbolt via wifi. Setup of both the hub and and deadbolt is a breeze, as well as setting up a new nest account via the nest app. I highly reccommend this item for any tech savy person looking to ditch a key from theyre keychain.
Ill also need to replace my door handle to match the brushed nickle finish, as mine were polished brass.
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A:Answer As the inside portion of the Nest x Yale Lock is not weatherproof it cannot be used outdoors. The Nest Connect can be installed up to 50 feet away from the Nest x Yale Lock. If you have any other questions don't hesitate to reach out to our support team for further assistance.
A:Answer Yes, you can lock and unlock using the Nest app. For more information, you can check out this link on how to lock and unlock Nest × Yale Lock: https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/9218571
A:Answer There are only Alexa Skills for Google Nest thermostats and Google Nest cameras, but there are none for Nest x Yale Lock. You can learn more about Nest and Amazon Alexa integrations here: https://nest.com/support/article/Nest-and-Amazon-Alexa. On that note, you can also learn how to connect your Nest x Yale Lock with Google Assistant here: https://nest.com/support/article/FAQs-about-the-Nest-Yale-Lock#Can-my-lock. We hope this helps!
A:Answer The Nest x Yale Lock does not have an automatic unlocking feature. You'll need to use a passcode or the Nest app to unlock your door.
The Nest x Yale Lock does however have an auto locking feature. You can read about it in our FAQ: