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HomeSmart LocksYale assure lock installation process

Yale assure lock installation process

Say goodbye to your house key. Don’t forget to add one under the mat. There’s no need to make a copy to give to the neighbor. From your phone, you may manage short-term rental properties. Instead of using antiquated physical keys, a Yale Assure smart lock secures the front door with modern technology.

To replace old-fashioned key-operated deadbolts, Yale Assure locks use a combination of a motorized deadbolt and a touchscreen display. Installation is simple and quick, programming is accomplished by touchscreen or mobile app, and operation is simple.

How do I install assure lock?

Before You Get Started

Remove the existing hardware: If a lock and strike plate are already installed on the door, remove them. Please note that removing the existing hardware may necessitate the use of a different screwdriver.

Check the door measurements twice: Measure your door with the included door checker from the installation envelope to ensure it meets the following conditions:

    • The Door thickness should be 1 ¾” or 2 ¼”
    • Cross boreholes must be 2 ⅛” in diameter
    • Edge boreholes must be 1” in diameter
    • And, Backset should be 2 ⅜” or 2 ¾”

PLEASE NOTE: If the existing lock holes on your door do not meet the specs, you will need to re-drill them after removing the existing lock or work with an Installation Pro to ensure that they are the right size. Keep the existing lock until the installation and testing are complete.

What You Need

The following is a list of everything you’ll need to get started with this lock installation. Check that all of the following parts were included in the packaging:

    • Installation Guide Envelope
    • Touchscreen Keypad
    • Inside Lock Assembly:
      • Battery Cover
      • Inside Lock
      • Mounting Plate
    • 4 AA Batteries
    • Smart Module
Mounting Hardware (16 Components):
    • Strike Plate
    • Adjustable Deadbolt
    • 2x Inside Lock Screws
    • 4x Strike Plate and Deadbolt Screws
    • 2x Security Strike Plate Screws*
    • 2x Through Bolts


What You’ll Need to Provide:
  • Standard Phillips Head Screwdriver

Installation Steps

Install the Assure Lock Touchscreen Deadbolt:

1. Install the Strike Plate and Latch
    • Screw two-strike plate screws into the doorframe to secure the strike plate.
    • The latch has been set to 2 3/8″.
    • Install the latch in the retracted and unlocked position on the door. If you need a longer length for installation, adjust the latch to 2 ¾”. Install the latch with the up arrow facing upwards and secure it with the 2 latch screws that come with it. The tailpiece slot is oriented horizontally, and the deadbolt latch is oriented up.
2. Install the Touchscreen Keypad
    • Install the outside keypad lock flush with the door. Make sure the wires are placed under the latch.
3. Install the Interior Mounting Plate
    • From the inner portion of the lock, remove the battery cover and the inside mounting plate.
    • Feed the cable assembly through the interior mounting plate’s cable hole. Before using the two long-through bolts, make sure it’s flush with the door and straight.
4.  Attach the Cable Assembly
    • Make sure the two white ridges on the cable face you when connecting it to the white connector. Then guide the cable so that it fits under the hook.
5.  Install the Inside Lock
    • Install the lock’s inside piece, making sure the tailpiece fits into the thumb turn shaft assembly.
    • Screw two screws into the battery housing and one into the bottom of the lock’s the inside piece.
6.  Test the Mechanical Operation of your Lock
    • Turn the inside thumb turn many times to make sure the lock is working properly.
    • Check the installation processes starting with the latch and strike plate installation if the thumb turn action fails.
7.  Install the Smart Module
    • Place the module on the interior side of the lock, above the battery compartment.
    • Batteries must not be installed before the Smart Module is inserted or removed. (*Optional)
8.  Insert Batteries and Battery Cover
    • Insert 4 AA batteries in the device. Before installing the batteries, make sure the deadbolt is retracted (unlocked).
    • Reinstall the battery cover and tighten the screw that holds it in position.

Using the Lock

To set up the lock and keypad, follow the steps below:

Step 1. Program the Lock
    • Tap the lock with 3 fingers to wake it up.
    • To create a 4-8 digit master entry code, first press the gear key.
    • Enter your 4-8 digit master entry code, then press the gear key.
    • Your master entry code has now been created. It is important to remember the master entry code in the event that you need to reprogram the lock in the future.
Step 2. Handing the Lock

The handing of a door is determined by facing the exterior of a door:

    • If the hinge is on the left side of the door, the door then is left-handed.
    • If the hinge is on the right side of the door, the door then is right-handed.

Handing a lock involves setting the direction that the lock throws the deadbolt. Yale Assure Locks are designed to fit both right-handed and left-handed doors and will electronically set the correct handing during the initial set-up process. To hand the Assure Lock Touchscreen Deadbolt:

    • Ensure the door is unlocked.
    • Touch the keypad with 3 fingers.
    • The latch will extend and now your smart lock has been handed.

Create Entry Codes

A master entry code must be created before creating any other entry codes.

    • First, enter the master entry code and press the gear key.
    • Press 2, then press the gear key.
    • Press 1, then press the gear key.
    • Enter a 4-8 digit user entry code, then press the gear key.
    • The user entry code has now been created.
    • To unlock the door, enter the master or user entry code followed by the checkmark.

We recommend a separate user entry code for everyday use instead of using your master entry code to unlock your door.




The fun begins once the Yale Assure lock has been physically installed. The lock’s backlit capacitive touch keypad is used to begin programming.

Set Master PIN Code

    1. To activate the lock, place your hand on the keypad.
    2. On the keypad, press the gear icon.
    3. Next, you’ll be prompted to enter a 4-8 digit master PIN code, followed by the gear icon.
    4. Now you can set the master PIN code.
    5. Position a hand on the keypad while it is unlocked to check for lock handing.
    6. If the lock is successful, the deadbolt should be extended.

Set User PIN Codes

They may allow you to create specific PIN codes for different users using Yale Assure locks. It is simple to create and delete user PINs. Using the Keypad:

    1. Place your hand on the touchscreen to activate the lock.
    2. Press the gear icon after entering the master PIN code.
    3. Select 2 and then the gear icon, or listen to the automatic voice instructions for the locks.
    4. Choose 1 and then the gear icon, or follow the automatic prompts.
    5. Press the gear icon after entering the necessary 4-8 digit user PIN code.
    6. The PIN code for the user has now been set.

The Yale Assure App may also be used to generate user PIN numbers. If you’re utilizing a network-connected module.

Set User PIN Codes in the App

Yale Assure locks without modules communicate with the Yale Assure app via Bluetooth. To begin, launch the app and follow the on-screen instructions. If you want the app to communicate programming information to the lock, you’ll need to be standing near it.

Select the padlock symbol at the bottom of the app’s screen, then Manage PIN Codes.

User PIN codes can be added or removed from this screen. After you’ve made your adjustments, you’ll need to transmit them to the lock. Follow the on-screen directions after selecting Send to Lock.

When using the network module, you can create up to 250 unique user PIN codes.

On Lock Programming

Additional programming may be done on the lock itself. After being unlocked with the thumb turn or the keypad, the lock can be programmed to automatically relock. The lock will not automatically relock by default, but it can be set to relock after 30 seconds, 60 seconds, 2 minutes, or 3 minutes, and you’ll never have to worry about the door being left unlocked again.

On the inside of the lock, there is an LED light. This light will blink every so often to indicate that the door is locked. Despite the fact that the light is dim, this feature can be disabled in the lock’s advanced settings.

One-touch locking allows the user to lock the door by simply placing a hand on the keypad with the door closed. This feature is turned on by default, however, it may be turned off.

When it’s necessary to disable user PIN codes without removing them entirely, the lock can be set to Privacy Mode. The user PIN codes have been temporarily disabled in private mode.

Despite the fact that the Yale Assure lock employs voice and other noises to aid users, the lock’s volume may be set to High, Low, or Silent. English, Spanish, and French have supported languages.

In-App Programming

When making multiple changes to the lock’s programming at once, it may be faster and easier to do so via the app via Bluetooth.

All of the programming that can be done on the lock keypad can also be done on the app and then sent via Bluetooth to the lock.


It’s as simple as waking the Yale Assure lock, entering the master code or one of the user PIN codes, and then touching the checkmark to unlock it.

Twist and Go unlocking is a feature of Bluetooth-enabled locks. When using the Yale Assure app, you can unlock your phone by rotating it 90 degrees and then touching the checkmark on the keypad; no PIN code is required!

Network Modules

The network modules can add additional features, the most important of which is the ability for users to control lock operation even when they are not at home.

Certain lock bundles, for example, feature a Yale Assure lock, network module, and August Connect wi-fi bridge, however, the August app must be used instead of the Yale app. The August app may be used with this hardware setup to:

Monitor activities

    • The Activity Feed preserves a full record of every lock activity, enabling you to know who used it when.

Share access with family, friends, and other guests

    • Give guests digital keys and specify how long they will be valid.

Set a specific access schedule

    • Only allow cleaning services or dog walkers access at specific times.

Receive notifications

    • Configure the app to deliver notifications to your phone when the lock is activated.

Always know the status of your door

What Happens When the Batteries Run Down?

Are you worried about the batteries running down and being locked out? Yale has put in place several safeguards to keep this from happening. The keypad has a low battery indicator that flashes red when the batteries need to be replaced. A battery level indicator is also available on the app’s home screen.

If these warnings are missed, there is an override system at the bottom of the keypad. A 9V battery can be inserted into the terminals to provide backup power for the keypad and motor of the lock.


Yale Assure Lock – Unofficial Guide (Installation, Tips, and More)



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