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2019 Review
Yale Assure Lever Lock

The Yale Assure lever lock is designed to replace doors with just a handle/lever hole and for places where you do not need a physical key for access.

Overview

Retail Price $299.00
Amazon Price $238.00

58 Reviews

Available Finishes: Bronze and Nickel
How does the lock connect?The Yale Assure Lever Lock uses Apple Homekit, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Via Bridge/Hub, Z-Wave, and Zigbee to connect.

APPS

ECOSYSTEMS

Alexa Support?: Available
Google Assistant Support?: Available
Siri & Homekit Support?: Available
Smart Watch Support: Available
Airbnb Integration, Keypad, Long Distance Locking with add-on, and Touchscreen

Out of the box Integrations

Apple TV 4th Gen, Apple HomePod, and VeraEdge

DOOR COMPATIBILITY

What type of door lock mechanisms does the Yale Assure Lever Lock support?
Deadbolt Attachment
Not Supported
Interior Deadbolt Replacement
Not Supported
Complete Deadbolt Replacement
Not Supported
Handle (Latch/Knobs) Replacement
Supported
Integrated Deadbolt and Handle
Not Supported
Mortise
Not Supported
Other Install (Floor/ Wall)
Not Supported

Features & Specs

Model Number CBA-619

Backup Key

No

Fingerprint Access

No

Touchscreen

Yes

Long Distance Locking

Yes, Via Additional Hub

Autolocking

Yes


Access Codes & Users

Does the lock have access codes? Yes

Max User Codes = 250 with Smart Module and 25 without.


Proximity Unlocking: No

Any information on number of users supported?
The company says the Yale Assure Lever Lock can support 1 master key



Airbnb Integration? Yes, Via 3rd Party


Battery & Additional Specs

What kind and how many batteries does this lock have?

The Yale Assure Lever Lock uses 4 AA Alkaline Batteries (Included)

The Yale Assure Lever Lock battery life is are expected to last up to one year under normal operating conditions.



Lock Dimensions 1.5 x 2.5 x 4 inches


Lock Weight 5.62 pounds


Security Features

What kind of security does the lock offer?

The Yale Assure Lever Lock has:

9V battery backup, audio tamper alarm and lockdown mode after 5 unsuccessful attempts.

Our Take

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Interior View

Pros

  • Multiple connectivity options including Wifi and Bluetooth via the August Connect version or Z-Wave and Zigbee to connect to your existing smart home hub or security systems.
  • The August Connect version will use the August app for everything which has nice benefits for integrations and access codes, etc.
  • Remotely locking with all of the connected versions.
  • Can get a version with physical buttons if you don’t like touchscreens and would like to save on some battery life.
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Exterior Door View

Cons

  • Could be a benefit but not having a physical key slot or backup key could be seen as a downside
  • Confusing branding between Yale and August (Yale’s parent company purchased August in 2017) in terms of figuring out what apps to use, what will connect with what.
  • No real dedicated app for the Yale Assure line. Reliant on 3rd party apps for control and they each have their own levels of ability with regards to access codes, remote locking, etc.
  • Only a few finish options are available.

Apps / Voice Commands

The Yale Assure Lever Lock supports or integrates with the following apps and voice assistants:


VeraMobile

SmartThings

Google Assistant

Alexa

iOS Home App

Ring

August


Alexa Support?: Yes , the Yale Assure Lever Lock supports Alexa with the following commands

Note: There is no out of the box Alexa skill for this lock, you will be using your smart home hub skill like Wink or SmartThings

  • “Alexa, lock the front door.”
  • Alexa, is the back door locked?”

Google Assistant & Nest Support?: Yes, the Yale Assure Lever Lock supports Google Assistant with the following commands

Note: There is no native Google Assistant skill, you will be using August App or your smart home hub or security system skill like Wink or SmartThings

  • “Hey, Google, unlock the front door.”
  • “Hey Google, is my door locked?”
  • “Hey Google, lock my front door”

Siri / Apple Homekit Support?: Yes, the Yale Assure Lever Lock supports Apple's Homekit with Siri voice commands

Note: You will need the August connect version for this to work.

  • Lock
  • Unlock
  • Check status
Watch Integration: Yes this lock supports: yes, Android and Apple Watch via 3rd party

If you have a connected smart home hub like SmartThings or Wink that has a smart watch app you should be able to control it remotely.

Unboxing and Installation

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Whats in the box.


What tools do I need to install this lock?
You will need Standard Phillips Head Screwdriver to install Yale Assure Lever Lock


What are the locks dimensions?
The Yale Assure Lever Lock is 1.5 x 2.5 x 4 inches in size.


Any door size requirements?
Backset = 2-3/8" or 2-3/4" (60mm or 70mm)Door thickness = 1-3/8" or 1-3/4 (35mm or 44.5mm)


FAQ / Support


Yale Assure Lever Lock 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.

Your Options

Comparisons

How do the different Yale lever locks compare to each other?

Version
Buttons with August Connect
Buttons with Z-Wave
Touchscreen with Z-Wave
Touchscreen with August Connect
Yale Security YRL236-CBA-619 Assure Key Free Smart Keypad Lever Lock, Satin Nickel
Yale Security YRL236-ZW2-619 Assure Smart Keypad Lever Lock, Satin Nickel
Yale Security YRL256-ZW2-619 Assure Smart Lever Lock with Z-Wave, Satin Nickel
Yale Security YRL256-CBA-619 Assure Connected by August WiFi + Bluetooth Smart Touchscreen Lever...
$229.00
$199.00
from $149.00
$238.00
24 Reviews
24 Reviews
58 Reviews
58 Reviews
Wifi Connectivity
Bluetooth Connectivity
Zigbee Connectivity
Z-Wave Connectivity
Homekit Siri Support
Yes
Possible via your smart home hub
Possible via your smart home hub
Yes
Google Assistant Support
Yes
Possible via your smart home hub
Possible via your smart home hub
Yes
Alexa Support
Yes
Possible via your smart home hub
Possible via your smart home hub
Yes
Physical Buttons
Touchscreen
Version
Buttons with August Connect
Yale Security YRL236-CBA-619 Assure Key Free Smart Keypad Lever Lock, Satin Nickel
$229.00
24 Reviews
Wifi Connectivity
Bluetooth Connectivity
Zigbee Connectivity
Z-Wave Connectivity
Homekit Siri Support
Yes
Google Assistant Support
Yes
Alexa Support
Yes
Physical Buttons
Touchscreen
Version
Buttons with Z-Wave
Yale Security YRL236-ZW2-619 Assure Smart Keypad Lever Lock, Satin Nickel
$199.00
24 Reviews
Wifi Connectivity
Bluetooth Connectivity
Zigbee Connectivity
Z-Wave Connectivity
Homekit Siri Support
Possible via your smart home hub
Google Assistant Support
Possible via your smart home hub
Alexa Support
Possible via your smart home hub
Physical Buttons
Touchscreen
Version
Touchscreen with Z-Wave
Yale Security YRL256-ZW2-619 Assure Smart Lever Lock with Z-Wave, Satin Nickel
from $149.00
58 Reviews
Wifi Connectivity
Bluetooth Connectivity
Zigbee Connectivity
Z-Wave Connectivity
Homekit Siri Support
Possible via your smart home hub
Google Assistant Support
Possible via your smart home hub
Alexa Support
Possible via your smart home hub
Physical Buttons
Touchscreen
Version
Touchscreen with August Connect
Yale Security YRL256-CBA-619 Assure Connected by August WiFi + Bluetooth Smart Touchscreen Lever...
$238.00
58 Reviews
Wifi Connectivity
Bluetooth Connectivity
Zigbee Connectivity
Z-Wave Connectivity
Homekit Siri Support
Yes
Google Assistant Support
Yes
Alexa Support
Yes
Physical Buttons
Touchscreen

lock finish

Option 1) Pick a finish

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