Your home deserves a Yale GATEMAN

In Korea, half of all apartments have made the shift from mechanical locking to digital door locks. Yale is about to bring this same convenience and safety to other countries around the world.

Koreans are early adopters who adore new technologies and electronic products, and they have quickly adapted to using digital door locks at home. ASSA ABLOY Global Brand Manager Roy Webster says it won’t be long before others catch on. “These types of locks are readily accepted for our cars and offices, so why aren’t we using them in our homes? I think that once people get used to using digital locks at home, then they’ll never look back!”

Yale Gateman iRevoThe new Yale GATEMAN digital locks deliver everything one would expect from a reliable Yale product – and more. The highly intelligent product uses the patented "Floating ID System", a secure, cutting edge technology. The password is newly encoded each time the digital door lock is operated.

Users no longer need to carry – or keep track of bulky keys. Instead, they use the digital method of identification required, depending on the particular lock model.

The new digital locks are mainly suitable for apartment dwellers or home owners with a single entrance who are looking for the same security and convenience which they have come to appreciate in modern cars and offices. “This type of technology has been used for years in other environments and is proven to be secure, but historically, these locks were a lot more expensive. With a global perspective we could achieve economies of scale, giving us more widespread opportunities for digital locks in residential use,” Webster says.

Making the shift from mechanical to electronic locks will require an industry shift, similar to the one that took place in the B2B world, he adds. “Ten years ago, 5% of our base was electronic and electromechanical products. Now it is well over 30%.”