Yale Assure YRD256-CBA-619 door lock

This keyless smartlock from Yale comes with a wifi bridge from August that allows you to wirelessly communicate with your lock from anywhere. IT also comes with a door sensor that can tell you that the door is not only locked, but shut firmly. The app allows you to keep track of when, by whom, and how your lock was operated (both locks and unlocks). Make sure to use the longer supplied screws for the strike plate installation to ensure better kick-in resistance.


The Yale Assure YRD256-CBA-619 is part of the Door Lock test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Door Lock models like the Assure YRD256-CBA-619 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Kick-in as sold: Resistance to kick-in as sold is how well the lock survived increasingly forceful impacts using the hardware it comes with.

Kick-in reinforced: Kick-in reinforced is the same test using an aftermarket Box Strike in place of the included strike or, for surface-mount locks, 3-inch screws; models scoring Excellent as sold were not retested.

Drilling: Drilling shows how well the lock stood up to assaults with a drill.


Keyless lock Keyless lock Lock only has a keypad - no physical key.
Voice control Voice control Voice activation through typical 'home assistant' devices (Google Home, Amazon Alexa, etc) is possible. May require additional hardware.
Auto lock/unlock Auto lock/unlock Automatically re-locks your door shortly after you unlock it. This feature can also automatically unlock your lock when you arrive home.
Electronic keys Electronic keys An access code can be sent by phone, email or through an app that will allow the user to unlock the door.
Access log Access log Allows the user to review who has used the lock and when.
WiFi connection WiFi connection Is the lock able to connect to WiFi? Does it require additional hardware for this connection?