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2019 Review
Baldwin Evolved

Overview

Retail Price $358.80
Amazon Price $724.18

1 Reviews


APPS

ECOSYSTEMS

Alexa Support?: No
Google Assistant Support?: No
Siri & Homekit Support?: Available
Smart Watch Support? No
Deadbolt Attachment
Not Supported
Interior Deadbolt Replacement
Not Supported
Complete Deadbolt Replacement
Supported
Handle (Latch/Knobs) Replacement
Not Supported
Integrated Deadbolt and Handle
Not Supported
Mortise
Not Supported
Other Install (Floor/ Wall)
Not Supported

Features & Specs

Model Number 85354-B

Backup Key

Yes

Fingerprint Access

No

Touchscreen

Yes

Long Distance Locking

Yes, Via Additional Hub

Autolocking

Yes


Access Codes & Users

Does the lock have access codes?


Proximity Unlocking: No

Any information on number of users supported?
The company says the Baldwin Evolved can support Multiple users via standard key, a fob or eKey with Kevo-compatible smartphones



Airbnb Integration? No


Battery & Additional Specs

What kind and how many batteries does this lock have?

The Baldwin Evolved uses





Lock Weight 12.3


Our Take

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Interior View

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Exterior Door View

Apps / Voice Commands

The Baldwin Evolved supports or integrates with the following apps and voice assistants:


Kevo

Alexa Support?: No
Google Assistant Support?: No

Siri / Apple Homekit Support?: Yes, the Baldwin Evolved supports Apple's Homekit with Siri voice commands

Requirements: You will need either August Wifi Bridge, August Doorbell Cam or Apple TV (4th Gen and Up) to control your door remotely.

  • Unlock: “Hey Siri, Unlock my door”
  • Lock: “Hey Siri, lock my door”
  • Check Status: “Hey Siri, is my front door locked?”
Watch Integration: No

Unboxing and Installation

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Whats in the box.


What tools do I need to install this lock?
You will need Ruler, Screwdrivers, 4 AA Batteries to install Baldwin Evolved


Any door size requirements?
Service kits are available for 2” – 2-1/4” (51 mm – 57 mm) thick doors


FAQ / Support


Baldwin Evolved Main Image

Bottom Line

Once you get past the confusing line-up of Yale Assure and August connectivity this lever lock offers a full feature set and could be a perfect fit for you if you are looking for a clean lever/handle replacement.

The lock offers several types of connectivity options which can be confusing including a Z-Wave and Zigbee version which will work well for those of you already with a home hub or smart security system like Alarm.com or SmartThings. The second option is to go with the August Connect version which connects via Bluetooth and Wifi via a small hub that plugs into a wall socket. This version gives you remote locking and monitoring out of the box without another hub.

If you are really needing a backup physical key you will need to look elsewhere as this lock has no key access at all.

The lock does not have its own dedicated smart phone app and relies heavily on either the August app if you have that version or your smart home hub app. This has some positives if you are already familiar with those systems but confusing if this is your first “smart” product.

Additional options for you include either a touch screen or physical button version.

Overall the Yale Assure lever is a solid option that has good user reviews and a wide range of connectivity options to fit your exact needs.

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