Yale’s has made available today its Smart Storage boxes that work with HomeKit and the Yale smart Cabinet lock.
The Yale Smart Delivery Box allows users to control access via the Yale Access App. Users can lock and unlock the box, and get notified whenever the box has been opened. Additionally, the box can automatically lock once the lid is closed.
There is also the Yale Smart Cabinet lock, which can be mounted on existing cabinet doors and drawers with single or double doors to secure valuable belongings.
Yale smart Cabinet Lock comes as two parts, the body fits onto the inside of the cupboard. Then the plate with a catch attaches to the door or draw and locks automatically when the door catch engages. The lock is Bluetooth powered and is operated directly from your smartphone when it’s in range. Power is provided by a Single 3V Lithium CR2 and Yale says it will last up to 1 year.
The Smart Cabinet Lock works with HomeKit, without an additional hub. But the Yale Smart storage box requires the Yale connect, which is included with the box. Users can control both devices using the Home App and include the smart devices in automations and scenes.
The Yale smart delivery box is available today, starting from $229 and the smart cabinet lock starts at $79.99. Both products are available in the US to start, however Yale did confirm to me that the smart cabinet lock will arrive in Europe later this year.