Yale YRD210 - Z-Wave Push Button Deadbolt Lock Reviews
Submitted on 10/19/2020 Alarm Grid
The Yale YRD210 is a discontinued Z-Wave door lock with a numeric push-button keypad for code entry. Yale has always made great door locks, and the YRD210 is no exception. However, it's important to understand that this is an older model, and it won't offer quite the same features and capabilities as newer models. We must also admit that the design for the door lock hasn't held up perfectly, and it certainly looks the part of an "older" smart home device. This isn't a bad lock by any means, but it's probably not the one you will want to seek out if you are getting into home automation. We give the Yale YRD210 a 4-Star rating.
There are definitely some positive aspects about the Yale YRD210. For one, it is a fairly universal Z-Wave device, and it can be used with virtually any Z-Wave controller or hub, including newer models. The lock is Grade 2 Certified ANSI and BHMA, so you can count on it to provide strong protection. The keys on the YRD210 are back-lit, so you should have no trouble using the device to unlock your door at night. The lock can be easily included with smart scenes for automatic operation. This can really make your life more convenient.
The downsides for the Yale YRD210 are nothing too major, but they do knock down our rating. This is one of the earliest Z-Wave locks, and it just doesn't have as "fresh" of a design as newer models. Since this is only a classic Z-Wave door lock, it won't offer the same extended wireless range and improved battery life that you will find on a newer Z-Wave Plus door lock with a compatible controller. Most Z-Wave Plus controllers will still support the YRD210, but it just won't be as robust as a newer Z-Wave Plus device. Like any door lock, the YRD210 must be installed, which will require some time. The fact that the YRD210 is discontinued is also a drawback .With these downsides in mind, we give the Yale YRD210 a 4-Star rating.
Good: Universal Z-Wave devices, Grade 2 Certified, Backlit Keys, Include w/ Scenes
Bad: Dated Look, Classic Z-Wave, Requires Installation, Discontinued
Bottom Line: 4 Stars