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Yale Real Living YRD220

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Real Living YRD220 Specifications

Dimensions
1.4" x 2.8" x 6.1"
released date
August

29

2011
the real living yrd220 weighs 5 pounds

5

Upc n
081023  840187

Editorial Review

The Yale Real Living YRD220 is a solid, Z-Wave compatible PIN code lock, but it's falling a bit behind the times, especially given how much it costs. Unlike the Kwikset Kevo, it won't just open because you have your smartphone in your pocket. You can't communicate with it via Bluetooth in case you don't have a Z-Wave home controller. And you can only create 25 access codes for it, which will probably be fine for most homeowners but less useful for apartment buildings or AirBnBs, where you'll want a unique code for everybody who rents out your homestead.

As a lock, though, it's quite good. It's attractive and the touchscreen keys can be activated even while wearing heavy gloves. You can unlock it remotely via Z-Wave, so no more having relatives show up unexpectedly in urgent need of a bathroom without access to the door. And it speaks to you. It will guide you through programming and set-up vocally, so that you don't have to thumb through the manual trying to find the page that tells you how to program a code for your kids (or yourself). And it will give you verbal feedback if you've gotten the procedure right or screwed it up. Maybe most importantly, it still has a keyhole like your old lock, so if the battery stops working you can still get in, assuming you haven't become so reliant on the touch screen or the Z-wave app that you no longer carry those keys around in your purse or pocket.

If you don't have Z-wave but do have Apple's Homekit (which comes standard with the Apple TV), you might want to look at the Schlage Sense BE479, though Z-Wave seems to be the more common technology currently and is offered on a number of whole-home controllers. If you find the whole touchpad/PIN-code arrangement cumbersome, look at the above-mentioned Kevo or at its less well regarded competitor, the August ASL-02. Both screw on to your existing deadbolts, making them (somewhat) less expensive and every bit as reliable as that deadbolt you've come to depend on.

Yale Real Living YRD220 | Reviewed by Botdb | Rating: 4.5

Real Living YRD220 Reviews From Around The Web


Inclination

This product is good and I am very satisfied and easy installation.

Tom's Guide
bestbuy.com
Inclination

The product works as advertised by Yale. The instructions are well documented, and the set up process is relatively straightforward.

Tom's Guide
amazon.com
Inclination

If you're looking for a higher level of convenience from your lock, but you don't want to pay monthly fees, then you'll want to give this deadbolt your consideration.

Tom's Guide
cnet.com
Inclination

I bought this deadbolt mainly due to convenience and not due to security. My main problem with it is that the speaker it comes with broke after a month. Poor build quality.

Tom's Guide
consumerreports.org
Inclination

Works as announced. Easy to install. Good looking view.

Tom's Guide
newegg.com
Inclination

I returned this item. My locksmith showed me how to pick this lock in under 60 seconds with 2 pieces of windshield wiper blade. It looks nice but it's not secure.

Tom's Guide
amazon.com
Inclination

I purchased the Oil Rubbed Bronze Z-Wave versions, and I love it. Very solid build. Great lock.

Tom's Guide
amazon.co.uk
Inclination

Installed 3 of these Yale locks in our home, 2 with keys, 1 without. They work perfectly and look great.

Tom's Guide
gokeyless.com
Inclination

Had mine for a few weeks now and it is simply awesome. I have it paired with my Z-wave network and has been working great. Love it!

Tom's Guide
casa.com