The Yale YRD256 with iM1 Network Module is a smart deadbolt door lock that is designed for use with the Apple HomeKit platform. The iM1 Module is installed in the back of the lock, and the device can be set up for use with HomeKit by following the instructions shown in the Yale Secure App.
The lock itself meets Grade 2 Deadbolt Operational and Security Standards, and it can effective replace almost any standard door lock. It features a touchscreen keypad for entering codes to lock and unlock the door while on-site. But when used with a HomeKit Hub, a user will be able to control the lock from anywhere through Siri. HomeKit will also allow the user to see the current lock status at any time. Other features including receiving notifications and creating customized lock settings.
Once the lock has been installed and programmed with the HomeKit Hub, a user can set up to 250 unique codes for locking and unlocking the door. These codes can be between four and eight digits in length, and they can be easily added and deleted as needed. Other features include a weather protection gasket, single-touch locking functionality, backlit numbers, a privacy button and a tamper-resistant battery cover.
Note: This version of the Yale YRD256 comes equipped with the Yale iM1 Network Module for Apple HomeKit compatibility. It does not speak Z-Wave with this module installed. A Z-Wave Plus model can be found here.