Yale’s refreshed Sync security system set to launch in Europe

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Yale’s refreshed security system is heading to Europe, according to an announcement the company made at IFA 2018 in Berlin this week. The security system and lock manufacturer is bringing the new Yale Sync Alarm, its next-generation home security system, to European customers from October 1.

The new system, which starts at €299 (about US$350), is a revised and refreshed follow-up to the company’s popular Yale Smart Home alarm system.

Yale has been busy announcing new integrations as part of its strategy to enable voice control of all its devices, gadgets, systems and services. The new alarm system is integrated with Amazon’s Alexa so customers can turn the system on and off and check if windows or doors are open. The Yale Sync Alarm also co-exists nicely with Philips Hue smart lights, causing the connected bulbs to flash green once when users arm and disarm the alarm system. If the alarm sounds, all Philips lights will flash red repeatedly.

IFA is the first venue for the launch of the new system, which will be available only in Europe via Amazon’s UK site from October 1 until the end of the year, enhancing Yale’s newly established relationship with Amazon.

Yale UK also launched two new versions of its W-Fi connected cameras for European markets at the show. The indoor camera will start shipping on the 1st. October, and the external camera will be delivered in January.

Yale’s IFA news follows on the heels of a pretty big update that adds Google Assistant integration to its popular Nest x Yale lock and accompanying Nest Hello Doorbell. Users can now use their Google Home smart speaker or smartphone to issue commands via Google Assistant to remotely check the lock’s status, remotely lock the door, or integrate the Nest x Yale lock into a Google routine (“Goodnight” triggers ldoors to lock and lights to turn off, for example).

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The new features still can’t unlock Yale’s locks with the Google Assistant, although Yale has enabled the feature through Nest Connect or Nest Guard products. The Nest x Yale lock costs $249 or $279 bundled with Nest Connect.

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Source: newstars.edu.vn

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