Yale is no longer an individual lock hardware producer. It has partnered with Nest to develop a smart lock that will redefine your front door. The partnering of the two brands has brought together two powerful industry movers. One of them is “Yale,” which has over time earned the trust of its clients and built a reputation for developing the best quality hardware. The other one is “Nest,” known for its innovative capabilities and the development of reliable and highly efficient software.
Before you connect the Yale lock to Google home, you must first determine if your lock is compatible with the Yale access devices. Yale connect has maintained app support for both the iOS and Android operating systems for a long time. The Yale access gadgets have been configured to integrate with the newer phone models that are running iOS 13 or greater.
Android phones that have been equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 and are running Android 8 or higher are compatible with the Yale connect devices. Sometimes, the performance can be inconsistent due to issues such as the Android Bluetooth stack getting stuck. If you experience this problem, you have to restart Bluetooth on and off. If you own the LG G4 or the LG V10, then you should expect to experience some of the connectivity issues. Knowing simple troubleshooting procedures is important. Read on!
- 1 How to connect Yale lock to Google Home
- 2 How to control your Yale lock through Google Home
- 3 How to disconnect Google Home from the Yale accounts
- 4 How to integrate the Yale Access Smart Lock with Amazon Alexa
- 5 How to factory reset your Yale smart lock
- 6 Conclusion
- 7 FAQ’s
How to connect Yale lock to Google Home
To successfully pair your Yale lock to Google Home, you must first ensure that you have the relevant Google device. This can be Google Home Mini, a Google Home device or the Google Home Max installed on your home network.
If you have the above set up, the process should be easy. Start by logging into your Google account through the Google Home application, then click on the “+” button. Select the set up a device option. You will then navigate to the feature “Works with” and select the option “Have something already set up.” The next step is to search for the Yale Access Home in the Manage Accounts menu and then follow the prompts to sign in. Ensure you verify your Yale access account.
You then have to enable Google to operate your Yale Access Smart Locks. The next and last step is to choose a security code/PIN. Select one that you can memorize because you will be using it to operate your lock through Google home frequently.
To confirm that the integration process was a success, you will have to access Google Home App and then move to the Home screen. Try to find the locks that have been linked to your account. Scroll until you find it.
How to control your Yale lock through Google Home
Given that your Yale access account has been successfully connected to Google Home, you could try out the following voice commands to ensure that it is functional. For the voice commands to work, you should use a name assigned to your door in the Yale access application.
The commands that you issue should sound like this?
“OK Google, is my front door locked?” or “OK Google, unlock my front door.” For this request to be completed, Google Home will require your pin so that it can unlock the door. After the operation has been successful, Google Home will confirm to you by responding, “The door has been unlocked.”
How to disconnect Google Home from the Yale accounts
On the Google Home application, you will choose the “Lock” feature. You will then be provided with the option “Unlink Yale Access.” Choose “Unlink,” then proceed to select the Yale Access Home feature. Click on the “unlink account” feature, and then choose the “unlink option.”
How to integrate the Yale Access Smart Lock with Amazon Alexa
The Yale Access smart locks can work with all Alexa-enabled devices, including the Echo Plus, Echo dot, Echo Show, and Alexa enabled Sonos devices. Amazon Alexa can also work with the Yale Access smart lock. If you go for this option, you have to connect the Yale Access lock to Wi-Fi via the Connect Bridge.
If you opt to use Amazon Alexa instead of Google Home, you must know the relevant Alexa smart home skills that Yale provides. Some of the relevant voice commands that you can use include “Alexa, lock my door. “Alexa is my front door locked?”
How to factory reset your Yale smart lock
To carry out the factory reset process successfully, you must ensure that you are connected to Bluetooth. If you forget to do this, you will receive a prompt informing you that it has trouble connecting to the lock. Try accessing the factory reset feature through the Yale application, then navigate to the Yale circle screen. The screen will normally inform you whether the lock is locked or whether it is unlocked.
In the gear icon, you should click on the settings menu. Specify the exact device you wish to reset, then choose the section labeled “Reset Lock.” Following these simple steps can help you factory reset the Yale smart lock in minutes.
Yale Smart locks as it turns out are very versatile and can be integrated with either Google Home or Amazon Alexa. Integration with either is seamless but for Amazon Alexa, you will first need a Yale connect bridge to allow connection to the servers and to finalize the connection with the Yale access smart lock.
Must the Yale Lock use Wi-Fi?
The Nest x Yale lock can work without connection to Wi-Fi, and will, therefore, function as a keyless entry.
What is the shelf life of the Yale smart lock?
The actual battery life can be a bit hard to determine because its durability is highly dependent on the environment with which the sensor is used and the number of signals that the sensor will have to send. Besides the above factors, the batteries in your Yale smart lock should last at least one year.