Bosch Smart Home and Yale join forces to create a secure home

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In October Bosch welcomes Yale, the leading smart home security provider from the ASSA ABLOY group, as a new member of its Smart Home ecosystem. Yale brings over 180 years of experience in lock and security technology to this partnership. With the integration of Yale’s award-winning Linus® Smart Lock, Bosch now offers all its users the option of smart access solutions for their homes. This provides many new and practical ways to integrate front doors and apartment doors into smart habits – for even more convenience and security in the Bosch Smart Home.

A smart guardian for the Bosch Smart Home

A smart home begins with a smart door – and the Linus® Smart Lock from Yale brings this to the Bosch Smart Home. The smart lock can be installed without any screws or drilling and is controlled via the Yale Access app. This feature ensures that current status can be viewed at any time and the door can be locked and unlocked remotely. Additional control is also possible by voice command via Siri, Google Assistant, and Alexa. The smart door can also be opened using traditional keys if desired, consumers can choose to activate the smart lock’s auto-unlock function. Thanks to geofencing the door will automatically be unlocked when the user approaches it – a particularly practical feature for people who come home with hands full of shopping bags and their smartphone tucked away in a pocket.

The integration of the Yale Linus® Smart Lock into the Bosch Smart Home system enables the lock to interact with existing Bosch Smart Home devices, offering a wide variety of combinations in automations, scenarios, and services that make everyday life even easier and provide extra security.

The perfect partner for the Linus® Smart Lock is the Bosch Eyes outdoor camera, which keeps a sharp eye on all movement around the front door. As soon as the outdoor camera detects movement, the user receives a notification via the Bosch Smart Home app, as well as the option to monitor the situation via live stream. To ensure that the camera and the smart lock work together optimally, the accompanying “Access Control” service is soon available in the Bosch Smart Home app. This enables users to not only check who is standing in front of the door and to speak to the person, but also to open the door with one click, and without having to leave the current view or switch between apps. The Yale Access app even offers smart features for parcel deliveries or unexpected guests, with options to share a temporary virtual key with house-sitters, cleaners, care staff, or vacation guests. Recurring visitors can thus be organized completely contact-free.

Smart lock meets smart system – optimizing everyday life

Is the front door locked? Did I remember to activate the alarm system on my way out? Did I switch off all the lights? – From now on, the Linus® Smart Lock can provide support for everyday life, including your daily routines. With its integration into individual Bosch Smart Home automations, the alarm system can be automatically activated, and scenarios can be triggered according to the smart technology “if-then” principle when locking the door. In the “leaving home” setting, devices such as the Bosch Smart Home Plug or smart lighting solutions are switched off. The lock can also be programmed to automatically lock the front door at a predetermined time, such as at bedtime allowing residents to go to sleep feeling safe and secure in their homes.

’’With Yale, we have found the right partner for our access solutions. The integration of the Linus® Smart Lock optimally completes the Bosch Smart Home user experience in the area of home security and convenience, which fits harmoniously into the daily life of Bosch Smart Home owners”, says Christian Thess, Managing Director of Bosch Smart Home, about the latest addition to the Bosch Smart Home system.

Thomas Moser, Vice President Yale & Smart Residential – EMEIA, also welcomes the collaboration “As a brand that’s committed to continuously improving its products, we are delighted to add our Linus® Smart Lock to the Bosch Smart Home system. As two well-established brands in the technology sector, we believe that together Yale and Bosch will add great value to users’ everyday lives. With our combined expertise in door locks and home security, we offer a smart access solution with the Linus® Smart Lock, which is sold directly by Bosch as an integral part of Bosch’s system.”

Prerequisites & availability

Prerequisites for enjoying all the benefits of the Linus® Smart Lock are the Bosch Smart Home Controller, the Bosch Smart Home app, the Yale Access app for mobile devices, a compatible cylinder* and the Yale Connect Wi-Fi Bridge.

As the sales launch on 15th of October 2021, a corresponding bundle consisting of the Yale Linus® Smart Lock and a Yale Connect Wi-Fi Bridge will be available in Germany and Austria.

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