Yale Extends Pro SL Product Line for Professional Installers

BERLIN, Conn. (May 1, 2020) — Yale today introduced its new Yale Pro™ SL Keypad (YRD136) with Z-Wave Plus (500 Series) technology. This keypad model joins the touchscreen YRD156, launched in 2019 and is designed specifically for professional installers. The Yale Pro SL locks offer seamless integration with popular Z-Wave Plus smart home and alarm systems, such as ADT, DSC, 2GIG, Resideo by Honeywell, Alarm.com, Qolsys, and more. The introduction of the Yale Pro SL series signals the company’s commitment to build more tailored offerings for the Pro community.

“The BHMA certified Yale Pro™ SL was developed as a direct response to feedback from our professional customers,” said Garrett Lovejoy, Director of Product Management at Yale Residential. “By merging the sleek form of our highly popular Yale Assure Lock SL with the professional functionality of the B1L and T1L products, the Yale Pro™ SL delivers a highly aesthetic slim design with both, backlit keypad and edge to edge capacitive touchscreen versions. Both styles include a drive-in latch, small bore hole adapter, weather resistant rubber seal and upgraded functionality of Z-Wave Plus built-in — the most commonly used wireless protocol in the pro-installed security market place. We’re excited to release more products specifically designed for our professional audience moving forward.”


Created with intuitive control in mind, the Yale Pro™ SL’s keypad wakes up by pressing any button, and locks with another quick touch a button. To unlock, homeowners enter their custom entry code or provide trusted guests and visitors with unique codes, and then rescind access by deleting the code. If the lock is integrated into a smart home or alarm system, users are also able to remotely lock/unlock and manage access from their smart home or alarm system’s mobile app.


In addition to providing convenient access, high-level security is built into the smart lock. Unlike standard deadbolts, there is no cylinder to pick, and the keypad design eliminates the need to worry about physical keys being lost or stolen. Homeowners don’t need to worry about getting locked out due to dead batteries because the lock features a 9V battery back-up charger, located below the keypad, which can be used to temporarily power the lock. Installation takes just a few minutes with a screwdriver, and pros can easily integrate it with compatible smart home devices and alarm systems through a one-touch Z-Wave enrollment process.


The Yale Pro SL keypad comes in four finishes designed to match popular door hardware: bronze, brass, black suedeand satin nickel. The black suede finish is not available currently for the touchscreen (YRD156) version.. The Yale Pro SL is available for purchase now at popular security wholesale centers, including ADI, Anixter, Graybar, and other regional wholesalers. 

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. The company is a proud supporter of Habitat for Humanity, and has provided more than 700,000 locks to Habitat for Humanity homes. Yale is part of the ASSA ABLOY Group.



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