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.
Bright Brass finish
Offers a sleek and industrial 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!!
I’ve been debating about an insta lock since I moved in 2018.. on my list of home improvements. This yr my daughter turned ten I wanted her to be able to get in in case I I was running late when she got off the bus .. this great I don’t have to worry about her loosing her key & we made the code personal so she won’t forget, I can also let her with my phone if I need to !
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.
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.
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 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.
A:AnswerI've been using it heavily 5-8 locks per day for the last couple months. Battery life will depend on batteries purchased. I've been using regular alkaline but lithium AA's would last even longer
A:AnswerThe 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:
A:AnswerThe Nest × Yale Lock is certified ANSI/BHMA A156.36, Grade 2. It was designed to work in outside temperatures as cold as –22° and as hot as 140°F (–30° to 60°C).
It additionally offers an IP65 rating which means that it can withstand dust, rain, and snow.
Since the Nest × Yale Lock is mounted on your door, part of the lock will be inside your home, and part of the lock will be outside your home. These weather ratings refer to the portion of the lock outside your home.