More often than not, door locks and other related security devices carry monochromatic and simple colors. There’s probably a reason for that which has something to do with the lock or device fitting in with doors, cabinets, etc. But there are also times when color-loving people would want some pop into their security devices to make them stand out. Yale is releasing a new variant of their famous smart lock that would appeal to that demographic.
Designer: Yale and Pantone
Yale has parrtnered with Pantone to bring what is probably their most colorful product to date. The Yale Assure Lock 2 is releasing a version of this popular smart lock that carries the color of the year: Pantone 18-1750 Viva Magenta. It makes your door, cabinet, or whatever room it is locking a bit more colorful if you’re already tired of the same old black, gray, metal, and other monochromatic colors that the brand usually carries. Even if this shade of magenta isn’t your favorite color, it certainly adds a certain pizzaz to your entryway.
“Partnering with Pantone, the world’s leading color authority, speaks volumes about our dedication to creating products that fit both your lifestyle and your home,” said Garrett Lovejoy, Vice President of Product, Yale and August. “We’ve taken a unique, eye-catching hue like PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta and applied it to a traditionally understated, discreet device — creating a stunning, one-of-a-kind smart lock that makes a powerful first impression of the home.”
Aside from its color, the lock is also 30% smaller than their usual Assure smartlocks so this means it can still blend in if it’s the same color as your door and if it isn’t, it doesn’t really scream out loud. It can still accentuate whatever door it is that you want to highlight in your home or office. It has all the other features that the Assure Lock 2 brings including full key-free entry, remote access, and auto-lock and unlock. It’s also compatible with most doors so there’s that assurance.
Design-wise, it’s pretty interesting to see Yale branch out into more colorful designs and it should appeal to maximalists who are looking for more colorful locks. Security-wise, I don’t know if it’s a deterrent to those who would try to “pick” this digital lock or if it’s something that screams out “pick me!” because of its color. If this is a success, expect some more colorful things from Yale.