Z-Wave compatible devices seem to be becoming more popular at a rapid rate. These devices interface with Z-Wave controllers to give you the ability to control Z-Wave devices, like the Yale Real Living YRD240 smart lock, remotely. So if you have a Z-Wave system you can unlock your door for visitors even if you aren't home and control other Z-Wave devices, like the lamp that will make it easier for those visitors to find their way into your foyer, at the same time. So, Z-Wave owners (and potential Z-Wave owners), this may be the lock for you.
Z-Wave compatibility aside, the YRD240 is a tamper-resistant touch-screen combination lock deadbolt system for securing the front door of your home or the apartment building that you're managing. It lets you set up to 250 different PIN code for users, so if that apartment building you're managing is quite large, you should still have all of the occupants -- and their children -- covered. If you're just buying one for your home, there's a good chance that you'll let 240 of those PIN codes take a long vacation, at least until you list your home on AirBnB, but it's unlikely that the YRD240 will complain.
The YRD240 is an ANSI/BHMA grade 2 certified lock that Yale insists you can install yourself in a few minutes with just a screwdriver. (The few owners on Amazon who have bothered to review it seem to agree.) It's attractive, in case the appearance of your front door is important, and fairly silent in use. It runs on four AA batteries, which apparently last for a long time, so you won't find yourself using the optional keyhole too often (though you still might want to carry your keys just in case).
More and more smart locks are appearing on the market lately. For alternative PIN-code locks, you could look at the U-tec Ultraloq UL3. And for locks that require nothing more than the presence of a smartphone in your pocket to unlock, take a serious look at the Kwikset Kevo, which will also respond to an extra-cost key fob.
The lock is a sleek-looking motorized door lock with lots of easy-to-use features, but it's expensive.
The keypad is bright and responsive, aesthetically pleasing, and the lock operates quietly.
You won't be able to schedule temporary access codes unless you use the right type of home control device.
It's a little complicated but basically it works.
Works great. It's set up on auto lock so the door is always locked regardless if someone forgets.
Love it and it's easy to use.