Yale has revealed nexTouch a solution that provides small business owners with a wireless access management solution with the security of commercial grade locks and the convenience of wireless installation. The nexTouch product is an interior/exterior keypad access lock that can be paired with a ZigBee or Z-Wave system for integration into new and existing alarm and automation platforms.
“Yale nexTouch fills a gap in the small business space, a system for managing access that provides security and control, but at a cost that reflects the budget realities of a small business, such as a franchise, retail location or medical practice,” said Jason Williams, General Manager, Yale Residential. “Our nexTouch lock integrates with existing platforms so integrators can provide access management without running wires.”
The system offers management of employee access rights and attendance, seeing to unattended deliveries, monitoring of business hours, managing remote locations, and increased security. Lock features may vary based on the chosen integration system, but typically include accommodation of up to 500 users, real-time notifications, audit trail, scheduling of access rights and remote access.
To meet small business security needs, the Yale nexTouch is an ANSI Grade 1 certified cylindrical lock. The product is designed for standard commercial doors, ideal for employee, delivery or back entrances. The system will be available with a touchscreen or pushbutton keypad for a more tactile experience. The touchscreen version has an illuminated keypad that wakes with a touch.