Yale nexTouch, Wireless Access Control for Small Businesses, Named a 2016 ESX Innovation Award Winner Yale wireless access control solution recognized for innovative features. NEW HAVEN, Conn, April 29, 2016 – Yale Locks & Hardware today announced that its nexTouch™ wireless access control solution for small businesses has been selected as a 2016 ESX Innovation Award winner in the Electronic/Mechanical Locks category. The awards recognize the most impactful and groundbreaking technologies for the electronic security and life safety industry. Entries are evaluated based on whether the product solves a problem, improves efficiency, increases company value, and whether it improves the end-users experience, among other criteria. Award-winning products will be featured in the Innovation Awards Showcase at ESX (Electronic Security Expo), June 8 – 10 in Fort Worth, Texas. Yale nexTouch provides small business owners a wireless access management solution with the security of commercial grade locks and the convenience and cost-efficiency of wireless installation. The nexTouch product is a keypad access lock designed to meet most small business applications, both interior and exterior. The lock can be paired with a ZigBee or Z-Wave system for easy integration into new and existing alarm and automation platforms, such as those from Alarm.com, Control4, Honeywell and iControl. "Yale is honored to be recognized by our peers in the security industry," said Jason Williams, General Manager, Yale Residential. "Yale nexTouch fills a gap in the small business space – a system for managing access that provides security and control, but at a cost that reflects the budget realities of a small business. We’re extremely proud to have been chosen for this award." About YaleYale 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. About ASSA ABLOYASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user demands for security, safety, design, sustainability and convenience.