Yale showed us a new deadbolt lock with an integrated capacitive touch-screen keypad at CES. The device is compatible with both the Z-Wave and ZigBee wireless standards and works with home-control gateways such as Mi Casa Verde Vera we recently reviewed.
When the correct code is input, the lock opens, sends an alert to your smartphone, and can trigger your lights, thermostat, and other controlled devices. The touch-screen is superior to mechanical keys, according to Yale, because it’s impervious to dust and moisture.
We’ll publish a hands-on review when the company ships the lock this spring. Pricing has not been established, but is expected to fall within the $200 to $400 range, according to Yale’s press release. In the meantime, check out the video below.