Yale and Nest teamed up at least a year ago to announce that they were creating the ultimate smart lock. For reasons will likely never know, the lock is only now arriving in 2018.
The Yale x Nest Lock you’ll get controls over this Yale product within the Nest app, which is a big deal. Up until now, you could only control Nest products within the Nest app and would have to rely on other apps to control other pieces of your smart home. While this isn’t a sign that Nest is opening up to all – because this is a partnership – it’s a pretty cool addition to the Nest line-up.
The Yale x Nest Lock doesn’t feature any key hole, so it’s completely controlled either by app or through its outer-facing touchpad that takes codes. You can distribute codes to friends and family, it’ll lock itself if needed and send you alerts, and you can remotely lock or unlock from anywhere.
This new smart lock from Yale and Nest will go up for pre-order in February and arrive in March. We do not yet know pricing.