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Protect your valuables with Yale’s new HomeKit-enabled smart safes


Yale's new smart safes come in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi versions.
Yale's new smart safes come in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi versions.
Photo: Yale Home

Worried about keeping your valuables safe? Venerable lock maker Yale said Tuesday it has two new smart safes for you: Yale Smart Safe and Yale Smart Safe with Wi-Fi.

And you can control the new safes using the Home app via HomeKit. Or, in the case of the Wi-Fi-enabled safe, with the Siri voice assistant.

Yale Smart Safe and Yale Smart Safe with Wi-Fi

Like any safe, Yale’s new smart safes protect valuable belongings like documents, jewelry, collectibles and more. But unlike conventional safes, you can get into these several different ways. You can use the Yale Access app, a built-in keypad, the included traditional key, or HomeKit via a hub and the Home app on iPhone and Apple Watch.

“We’re delighted to launch the Smart Safe and bring Yale’s trusted smart home security and convenience to your most treasured belongings,” said Jason Williams, President of U.S. Smart Residential at Assa Abloy, Yale’s owner. “By building on our Smart Storage line of products, we are continuing to deliver on our commitment to protect what matters most in and around your home.”

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi versions

Out of the box, Smart Safe works with Bluetooth, letting you control and monitor the device from your smartphone.

Yale also built in HomeKit technology to allow Home app users to control the safes with the appropriate Home hub, such as a HomePod, HomePod Mini or Apple TV.

Smart Safe with Wi-Fi comes with a Yale Connect Wi-Fi Bridge so you can unlock the safe from anywhere using the Yale Access app and receive a notification when the safe is unlocked.

And you can control the Wi-Fi safe with voice assistants like Siri, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. You can ask Siri to check the status of the safe and unlock it for hands-free control, for example.

Both models let customers share and manage access to the safe with family and friends.

Tough security features

Smart Safe is made of steel. Security features include an anti-pry laser-cut door, two anti-saw bolts and alarms that will go off in the cases of tampering or multiple incorrect code entries.

Other security features include two-layer encryption, two-factor authentication and a feature to disable the safe to keep it secure if you lose your smartphone. Plus you can set up Verified Access to require biometric verification when unlocking the safe with the Yale Access app.

You can buy either model at Amazon and other retailers will offer them at a later date, Yale said.

Price: Yale Smart Safe, $249.99; Yale Smart Safe with Wi-Fi, $299.99

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