The Linus™ Lock by Yale: a New Kind of Lock, Reinvented for the Nest® Home

New lock provides access to the Nest home from anywhere, anytime.

LAS VEGAS, April 6, 2016Yale Locks & Hardware is at ISC West demonstrating a new lock that will be the first lock to use Nest Weave to fully integrate with the Nest family of products and Nest app. Named after the company’s founder, Linus Yale, the Linus™ lock combines Nest’s thoughtful approach to the connected home and Yale’s deep knowledge and experience in lock security. Yale is demonstrating the lock at the ASSA ABLOY booth, #8061.

Linus, an official Works with Nest product, is a key free touchscreen lock that provides homeowners with extraordinary control and convenience. It can lock and unlock doors from anywhere, create passcodes that provide different levels of access for family members and guests, and revoke access at any time – all from the Nest app. Homeowners can also receive alerts based on guest passcodes, set Linus to automatically lock after a specified number of seconds, and see a history of who has come and gone with timestamps.  Linus is the only residential door lock that allows a homeowner to remotely check to see if the door is secured and locked.

Homeowners are able to quickly unlock their home by entering a 4- to 8-digit pin code, customized by the user, using the illuminated touchscreen. The lock can also be unlocked using the Nest app. Should the lock batteries drain, the deadbolt can be powered by simply touching a nine-volt battery to the terminals at the bottom of the lock and entering the pin code.

In a home with Nest Protect, if smoke or carbon monoxide is detected, Linus issues a voice alert and a visual alert on its touchscreen to warn users of danger before they enter the house. Linus can also inform the Nest Learning Thermostat to switch to Home or Away based on when the homeowner enters or leaves the house. In addition, Linus can tell Nest Cam to turn off when people are home and turn on when they leave. Nest Weave technology allows Linus to communicate with other Nest products even if Internet connection is lost.

“Yale is thrilled to work with a company as innovative and forward-thinking as Nest on the development of Linus, a product that sets a new standard in security, convenience and versatility, in a design that’s both beautiful and stunningly simple,” said Jason Williams, General Manager, Yale Residential. “Yale is proud to be part of the Nest home.”

Linus, named after Yale founder, Linus Yale, who invented the original cylinder pin-tumbler lock in 1843, was created with the Nest home in mind. It features a sleek, contemporary and low-profile design, with a clean, simple and intuitive user interface, and is easy to install, requiring just a screwdriver in most cases. Set up is made simple through the use of easy-to-follow voice prompts.

Hardware and software security are state-of-the-art. Reinforced hardware on the outside protects the lock from physical assault, and being truly key-free, means that there’s no cylinder to pick or bump. Remote access is secured using multiple layers of bank-level encryption technology in combination with Nest’s proprietary Nest Weave technology.

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About Yale

Yale protects millions of homes and businesses worldwide and is the brand behind locks of every design and function in over 125 countries. Our door locks, digital locks, digital door viewers, padlocks, and more help people to secure their favorite belongings. As one of the oldest international brands, Yale is among the best-known and most respected names in the lock industry. Yale is part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, the global leader in door opening solutions.


ASSA ABLOY is the world’s largest lock company and a recognized global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user demands for security, safety and convenience.

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