Keep out the riffraff with these high-tech locks

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Keep out the riffraff with these high-tech locks

(Courtesy Nest x Yale)

Mundane and commonplace? Not these locks! From Wi-Fi-enabled controls to a lock for super narrow spaces, we bring you the newest high-tech locks to secure both residential and commercial entrances.

Rendering of smart lock
(Courtesy Accurate Hardware and Lock)

1700 Series Narrow Backset Mortise Locks
Accurate Lock and Hardware

Designed for the narrowest doors, specifically the aluminum variety, this lock is perfect for storefronts and glass wall partitions. You can customize the fixture with a variety of latch and deadbolt settings.

Rendering of a smart lock

Rendering of a smart lock
(Courtesy Yale)

Nest x Yale Lock

Nest, the purveyor of digital security systems and connected home devices, collaborated with Yale Locks on a touchscreen deadbolt smart lock. The Nest x Yale Lock allows remote unlocking and passcode unlocking (it holds up to 250 passwords), which can be set to specific times of the day for those with limited access. The app also connects to other Nest safety devices, like the video doorbell and security system, so users can deactivate the alarm as they open the door, and so they can monitor activity remotely.

Image of smart lock parts
(Courtesy ASSA ABLOY)

Black Suede

Smooth, like velvet! ASSA ABLOY debuted a new black suede finish at the AIA Expo 2018 at the Javits Center in Manhattan this past June. The finish is available on most product lines across the various brands under their purview, including Corbin Russwin, Norton, Rixson, Sargent, and Yale.

Image of smart lock
(Courtesy August)

Smart Lock Pro + Connect

Ever forget if you locked up? Remotely keep track of who enters and exits your home with this smart lock. An app allows users to lock and unlock doors using Wi-Fi while they are away and with Bluetooth, Z-Wave, or voice when at home or nearby.

Rendering of smart locks
(Courtesy Sugatsune)


Get a grip on this lock designed especially for glass swing doors. For added safety, the key can only be removed from the fixture if it is locked. It will be available in three colors in the first quarter of 2019.