Yale NFC door Locks (NFC Rumors Exclusive)Feature Rumor
Posted by Seth PlanckSeptember 26th, 2011 at 10:51 PM Filed Under Featured, Rumor
Yale NFC door Locks (NFC Rumors Exclusive)
If you come over to NFC rumors on a regular basis you have no doubt seen our coverage of the Yale NFC door locks. They are really cool and let you access your home using an NFC phone that has a digital key provisioned in your Secure Element, all based on ASSA ABLOY’s Mobile Keys platform. We have seen the system working on a video taken at the CEDIA conference, and we have seen the company’s release that gave details about the system. We have even seen the really cool control4 LCD interface. What we haven’t seen is the price.
Yale NFC door locks rumors
We received unreleased information everyday, some of it we use and some of it we don’t dependent on the level of information and whether or not we know the source. NFC Rumors has received exclusive information from a trusted source revealing some not only interesting, but surprising information about Yale’s plans and pricing schedule for its NFC door locks system.
NFC Rumors are like recipes, we get a little bit and then we gradually get more. We publish when we feel we have enough credible information for a story you would be interested in. So, with that in mind, come on – how much do you think this piece of Yale NFC door locks access control kit is going to cost? Take a guess. An NFC access control system that has a motorized lock and works with any NFC phone with a Secure Element. Do you think it’s $2,000? $1500? $1000?
We had thought it would cost a small fortune for the system, especially considering the company hadn’t published any figures. Our source is close to the matter and gave us information you may find shocking and may lead you to want a Yale NFC door locks system as soon as they are available. This information hasn’t been available outside of the inner echelons of ASSA ABLOY companies. This may shock you but the Yale locks won’t even cost $500 . Not even $300. Those cool Yale NFC door locks are scheduled to hit the market costing around $200. Yes, $200 for the locking system. The screen will cost more but the locking system, which is all you need, will set you back around 200 bucks. It gets better though – Yale is working on a version that will hit the market for around $100!
We don’t know as yet what, if any, compromises will be made for the $100 version but that puts Yale NFC door locks in most consumers’ budgets. We also don’t know whether Yale NFC door locks will have a monthly fee that comes along with those cost effective Yale NFC door locks we have all seen by now, but what is sure is that the barrier of entrance is low. So for $200 or less, who wants Yale NFC door locks?