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Yale D220ZW619 - Motorized Z-Wave Deadbolt w/Touchscreen - Satin Nickel
[YALD220ZW619]
$275.00
by Garry Adkins Date Added: Monday 10 December, 2012
I purchased four of these to replace all the worn and sun damaged deadbolts in a house I just purchased. They were replacing existing Schlage deadbolts so I expected no issues with fitment. For the most part that was correct. The unit fit on even the tightest location. I had two french doors going out to my back deck, and one deadbolt was installed very close to the glass insert, and I was concerned that this unit was wider and would not fit. It fit fine, just a small trimming of the rubber gasket needed.

HOWEVER, the deadbolt holes on the jamb did not line up the same as I expected, even though I was replacing a Schlage deadbolt. Not a huge deal, just requires some careful work with a chisel and drill. On one of my french doors I had to pull the door off the hinges and disassemble the jamb to cut an inch off the aluminum insert. Not a horrible job, but more than I expected. The deadbolt is longer than the previous by probably 1/4", forcing me to drill the jamb hole a little deeper. Instead of 30 minutes with a screwdriver, I ended up with half a Saturday getting the fit just right on 3 of the 4 doors. This is fixable. Not lining up with the deadbolt hole (see paragraph above) would have been nearly impossible to fix. So I gave it 4 instead of 3 stars.

This brings me to the last point that you'll want to carefully consider. If you have a door that the deadbolt "pulls tight", this unit does not have the strength to do that. On two of my doors, the insulation was tight and a human could easily turn a deadbolt and the squeeze the insulation down. This unit tries, but then beeps with an error. The way it's designed the deadbolt doesn't "lock" unless fully extended. You can easily press it back in, even if 99% extended. Even if it was strong enough, the center of the lock is plastic, so it probably wouldn't handle that abuse for long.

Since all my other doors (and deadbolts) were Schlage, I ordered "Yale AYRD200SCKA26 - Keyed Alike Schlage Style Barrel for 619 Finish Yale Locks" from asihome. They were $14 per lock and very easy to replace. Remove a plastic retainer on the outside escutcheon (2 screws), and remove a single screw holding in the cylinder. Pop in the new cylinder and reverse. Very easy and works very well. Be aware that you'll have Schlage keys with YALE heads, and this will cause confusion at lowes when you try to get other locks to match your new keys. :-) Be sure to order the KEYED ALIKE option and order all of them at once, otherwise you'll have to get them rekeyed.

The ZWave component works flawlessly. I set them up with Vera Lite, and had no issues doing a full power inclusion to the network. Be aware that after detecting the lock, vera takes much much longer (like 30 minutes or more) to complete the configuration before you can add PIN codes or anything. I didn't expect that but was ok with it after I realized what was happening. Basically you do an advanced full-power include, go to the lock and attach it to the network and let it sit for a long time after the lock tells you it's finished. In UI5 you'll see a message stating that it's "configuring the device". Then you can add PIN codes and triggers. I set up a scheduled trigger at night to lock all my doors and it works great.

I'm not sure whether I'll keep the one-touch lock enabled or not. It's nifty to just hold your hand to the lock when leaving and it locks. However, when carrying groceries in, I'll push the door the rest of the way open with my arm and invariably hit the lock and cause it to extend. Which then bashes into the jamb, leaving a mark when you try to close the door and don't realize it's extended. I think retraining myself to hold the door open a different way will make this problem go away. This is just a little nit-pick, and I can easily turn it off if I decide to do so.

Overall, a good product, very solid and heavy. Fairly easy to install, but takes a little work to get the jamb just right.

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]
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