Guide for using Yale door locks with Seam
Yale manufacturers some of the most advanced smart locks on the market such as the Yale Assure and Nextouch locks. With a unique interchangeable network module, Yale Locks are designed to be incredibly versatile, allowing for compatibility with a range of communication standards such as Z-wave, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Zigbee. This adaptability ensures that they seamlessly fit into various smart home ecosystems.
The Seam integration is tailored for Yale Locks that are connected via the following platforms:
- Yale Home or Yale Access apps: Some Yale locks come with built-in WiFi support, allowing them to connect directly to the Yale Home or Yale Access apps. However, for locks without integrated WiFi, you'll need to install the Yale Access Upgrade Kit for compatibility with these apps.Yale Access Upgrade Kit
- Z-Wave with Aeotec SmartThings or Hubitat Elevation hubs: To use Yale Locks with these Z-Wave based hubs, the lock must have the Yale Z-Wave network module installed. This module ensures seamless communication between the lock and the hub, allowing for integration into broader smart home setups.Yale Z-Wave Network Module
When purchasing a Yale Lock or a network module separately, always verify the specific compatibility needs for your desired setup.
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Since August and Yale are both using the same app to control the locks, you might see this
august_*prefix on your errors.
Yale has acknowledged a request to program the code, but the access code has not yet been fully moved to the device. The device likely has a flaky internet connection. We will continue to try and set the code on the device.
All access code slots on the device are full. Please remove some codes from the lock to resolve this.
The access code format is not correct. Please delete the code and try programming it again.
August lock was temporarily offline while setting/removing a code, the code should be set/remove when it comes back online.
When you encounter this error, it means that Seam has failed to set code on device after multiple retries. This may be due to a conflict with an existing code on the device that was created by a user, or by other software that may be used to program codes. To fix this, delete any conflicting codes. Please also make sure that other applications like like Rboy or Operto are disabled on the device.
When you encounter this error, it means that here are no more free slots available on the device. You will need to delete existing codes before more codes can be added to the device.
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