Yale SD-L1000-SN Conexis L1 Smart Keyless Door Handle For Home Security, Remote Lock/Unlock, App Control, Key Card and Phone Tag Included, Satin Nickel finish [BSI Approved] [Energy Class A+]


Yale

Yale Module

Make your lock even smarter with the addition of one of our modules.

The Yale Module 2 allows you to control your Yale Smart Door Lock from anywhere in the world when linked to your Yale Smart Home Alarm System. The Yale Module 2 creates the link between your Smart Door Lock and Your Home alarm, making your home security even smarter.

Sync

Z-Wave Module

The Z-Wave Module 2 allows you to control your Yale Connected Smart Door Lock from anywhere in the world when linked to leading Z-Wave Home Automation Systems. Now with upgraded enhanced encryption from Z-Wave’s Module 2.

White

Sync Module

The Yale Sync Module creates the link between your Smart Door Lock and your Yale Sync Alarm, making your home security even smarter.

Black

Remote Fob Module

Open your door from up to 10 metres away with just one click of the easy to use Remote Fob. Compatible with Yale Conexis L1, Keyless Connected & Keyfree Connected Smart Door locks

Yale

Yale Module

Sync

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Black



Weight: 1.85 kg
Dimensions: 2 x 3.5 x 27 cm; 1.85 Kilograms
Model: SD-L1000-SN
Part: SD-L1000-SN
Colour: Satin Nickel Finish
Pack Quantity: 1
Batteries Required: Yes
Batteries Included: Alkaline
Manufacture: Yale
Colour: Satin Nickel Finish
Quantity: 1

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163 Responses

  1. SharronR25 says:

     United Kingdom 🇬🇧

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our UsersWasn’t sure due to the negative reviews here. Ordered, watched the you tube videos and read the instructions. Old door handle took less than 5 mins to remove. Read the instructions and just check the length of your actuator you need, mine measured 2 distances so went for the longer measurement. Handle was assembled onto the door in 20 mins dottom of the handle lifted from the door when tightened about 2mm gap, but only I notice think door is not level composite door, tags coded and working fine. The app is bit basic but allows the phone yo be used to open/close door and to send digital keys to someone if needed. Battery life has been great with hardly any reduction. Pro’s – Handle auto locks when pushed ip so you never forget to lock the door via key when handle pushed up, – family love it and we are now keyless, – has integrated into my Samsung smart things hub with z wave module – available separately Cons – software is awful I spelt my name incorrectly and won’t allow me to amend, saying that it does the job, – handle seems to droop slightly and is not at the 90 degree angle more 80 degree (wife noticed and picked up on this lol)

    Overall I’d recommend

    Installed easy and functions well - just read and measure twice - don’t believe the bad reviews

  2. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    After reading many reviews on the yale smart lock I decided to take the leap, many of the reviews claiming how hard it was to fit etc.
    Well it was super easy even when I got to the last part about to add the batteries realising I had a spare bit that should have been fitted at the beginning, so had to disassemble it all and put back together still done and dusted in 45mins. The motor has no issues locking or unlocking it does it with ease.
    I added 2 cards 2 tags and one phone tag which all appeared to add easily when i went to test 1 of tags didn’t work and I couldn’t remove it, I will come back to that at a later date as i don’t actually need it.

    I wanted a smart lock to integrate in to my smart home so the zwave module was a must, it paired first time with Hubitat using S2 security. So now I don’t need to use any tags as it now auto unlocks.

    Over all I’m happy it’s a little noisy but it was never going to be silent, the beeps to confirm locking and unlocking I disabled straight away as they are a proper wind up but that was simple todo.

    The yale app is basic at best but i never plan to use so not really an issue for me, but it seems to work OK just not as polished as you would want in 2022.

  3. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    After reading many reviews on the yale smart lock I decided to take the leap, many of the reviews claiming how hard it was to fit etc.
    Well it was super easy even when I got to the last part about to add the batteries realising I had a spare bit that should have been fitted at the beginning, so had to disassemble it all and put back together still done and dusted in 45mins. The motor has no issues locking or unlocking it does it with ease.
    I added 2 cards 2 tags and one phone tag which all appeared to add easily when i went to test 1 of tags didn’t work and I couldn’t remove it, I will come back to that at a later date as i don’t actually need it.

    I wanted a smart lock to integrate in to my smart home so the zwave module was a must, it paired first time with Hubitat using S2 security. So now I don’t need to use any tags as it now auto unlocks.

    Over all I’m happy it’s a little noisy but it was never going to be silent, the beeps to confirm locking and unlocking I disabled straight away as they are a proper wind up but that was simple todo.

    The yale app is basic at best but i never plan to use so not really an issue for me, but it seems to work OK just not as polished as you would want in 2022.

  4. JefferyLaborde says:

     United Kingdom

    Really like this lock, reasonably easy to install had to for it a couple of times to align it up but once done all ok, the lock just works it’s great, looks nice on the door and the app sunrooms are ok, the app is a bit dull and it would be nice to get notifications with the key fobs not just the electronic keys but that’s how it works. Very happy with it and the price was reasonable compared to other smart locks, I fitted the ZigBee remote access module and that was a bit fiddly but all working now, I did find on a forum that if you install the zigbee module and it does not work correctly to reset the ZigBee module you need to hold the site handle in the up position and you or the button 3 times to reset then go through the process again to install the module via the app. After this it all worked fine.

  5. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I’m not the best at diy and was worrying about installing this a little, however it was incredibly easy! Works fine to lock the door, and was super easy to fit following the YouTube videos and instructions.

    Would recommend the YouTube vids to accompany the booklet.

    Sometimes takes a few seconds to read the NFC tag to unlock the door but that’s all I can find wrong with it at the moment.

  6. Rocco Sansone says:

     United Kingdom

    I’m not the best at diy and was worrying about installing this a little, however it was incredibly easy! Works fine to lock the door, and was super easy to fit following the YouTube videos and instructions.

    Would recommend the YouTube vids to accompany the booklet.

    Sometimes takes a few seconds to read the NFC tag to unlock the door but that’s all I can find wrong with it at the moment.

  7. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Took three attempts to fit this lock. Once the lock spins then you are good to go. Just looks rather big on the inside. For the price I think they should have included a z wave

    Strong and sturdy handle

  8. Bryan VanGelder says:

     United Kingdom

    Took three attempts to fit this lock. Once the lock spins then you are good to go. Just looks rather big on the inside. For the price I think they should have included a z wave

    Strong and sturdy handle

  9. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I have installed this lock which was pretty easy. It kept whirring when locked though, so took it off again; refitted the actuator and it now work brilliant.

    I had a previous Yale lock with number code (first pic) which we replaced. This lock fitted fine but doesn’t cover the previous locks holes see other pics which according details I read it as it should so check it will first.

    So easy to fit, works really well but do check it does cover what you previously had.

    Great Lock, but beware it covers your previous lock holes

  10. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    I have installed this lock which was pretty easy. It kept whirring when locked though, so took it off again; refitted the actuator and it now work brilliant.

    I had a previous Yale lock with number code (first pic) which we replaced. This lock fitted fine but doesn’t cover the previous locks holes see other pics which according details I read it as it should so check it will first.

    So easy to fit, works really well but do check it does cover what you previously had.

    Great Lock, but beware it covers your previous lock holes

  11. KathariLHGD says:

     United Kingdom

    I have installed this lock which was pretty easy. It kept whirring when locked though, so took it off again; refitted the actuator and it now work brilliant.

    I had a previous Yale lock with number code (first pic) which we replaced. This lock fitted fine but doesn’t cover the previous locks holes see other pics which according details I read it as it should so check it will first.

    So easy to fit, works really well but do check it does cover what you previously had.

    Great Lock, but beware it covers your previous lock holes

  12. ONJCarissa says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 3 From Our UsersI have had this Digital Yale Smart Lock installed on my front door since 2017 – so a long time now!

    The lock itself is fairly substantial, much bigger and heavier than my previous door handle/lock. It feels very well made and give a good impression when removing from the box that this is a great security lock. The handle and unit are chrome with a plastic RFID reader. On the rear of the lock is a plastic screw cover which takes 4 x AA batteries and a plastic cover for the reset button and additional yale modules (more about them later).

    So why would you want a smart lock? It’s technology… and i personally love anything tech related. It’s also great not to have to carry keys around with you. The app boasts unlocking and locking via the conexis app, as well as little plastic RFID fobs and credit card type RFID passes. You get a selection of these in the box.

    Fitting – this was fairly straight forward and i had zero issues with this. The lock alignment needs to be perfect though. If you are unsure then ask a local locksmith to fit. However this product is certainly ok for DIY installation. I did it myself in about 20 mins and had no issues. As mentioned before it is a very big and chunky lock so take this into consideration when purchasing.

    Locking/Unlocking – to lock the door you must pull up the handle. Although the lock is fully motorised it will not lock the multi-point locking section of the door. It only electronically locks the deadbolt. To unlock you can either use the app, an RFID fob or if inside you must depress the knob and turn. This lock would be no good for an elderly person who has dexterity issues, due to the knobs push in and turn design. My grandmother can not open this lock despite trying her very best. Once the knob is pressed and turned you then can open the lock by pushing down on the handle.

    RFID FOBS : These work well – although you have to assign them first within the app. Programming is fairly simple although everytime i update the fobs it does take quite a while for them to actually register correctly in the app, i normally have to do this several times before the conxeis app recognises the fobs. You can assign names to the fobs but this is beyond rubbish as the app does not ever notify you correctly (if at all) on who’s fob has been used. To use the fobs you just tap them on the black plastic at the front of the lock and if accepted you will hear the lock spring to life and open the dead bolt. I find most of my fobs dissapear from the app after adding, but they all seem to still work okay and unlock the door without issue.

    Phone unlocking – just does not work via the conexis app! I have reported this to yale several times and have now given up. I have a very early unit so they may have updated the firmware within the latest locks, but my original lock is still rubbish when it comes to the conexis app. (If you have a Yale Smart Hub then use the Yale Alarm app as unlocking works flawlessly within this addional app)

    I have locked myself out several times during the initial months after i first installed the lock. This was beyond frustrating. I ended up resorting to ensuring all my family had back door keys in case we couldnt open the front door. Contacting the Yale customer helpline is so frustrating – trying to find/speak to someone who knows anything about the lock became a joke. However i have to say that once i managed to track down a single yale employee who was knowledgeable – he was absoloutely fantastic and kept in regular touch with me to iron out most of the issues in the very early days of me installing the lock. I can’t thank this chap from Yale enough! Eventually though, after many communications via phone and email he also gave up and arranged for me to be sent a Yale smart hub to connect the lock too. I have a Yale alarm system so the smart hub just linked into this. I had to purchase the Yale access module though to get the lock to talk to the Yale Alarm app. This was another 50 at the time. Once i had linked the lock to the Yale Alarm system it just worked brilliantly. I have never had a problem with the lock since – this does however use a different app to the conexis one.

    Batteries in the lock last a good few months, however again don’t reply on the conexis app to alert you when the batteries are dying. It just never works at all! You will get to notice the sound the lock makes when it is struggling to draw power. I just replace the batteries when the motor sounds different. If you do link it to the Yale Alarm smart hub then this does notify you correctly when the batteries in the lock are starting to fade, but again this is via the Yale Alarm app not the dedicated conexis app.

    Conexis App – RUBBISH beyond belief. Now i have had this lock for 5 years and it still does not work with the dedicated app! I have now just given up using it. The problems i had with it are that it continually logged you out – having to log back into the app every time you want to open your front door was beyond frustrating. Even then on tons of occasions the app said my details were incorrect even though they were not. The twist to unlock feature via your smartphone again hardly ever worked. Touching your smartphone to the lock again just failed miserably most of the time. Notifications never ever work! History of the lock being used never works. It really is the worst app i have ever installed on my phone. I genuinely can’t understand how a company such a Yale would release such a poor app, more importantly why they have failed to sort it out and correct the issues over the last 5 years! Another really frustrating thing about the conexis app is that it uses digital keys. You only get a small amount of these digital keys (5 if i remember correctly) and these get wasted very quickly when the app messes up – which is frequently and at no fault of the user. You have to then purchase additional keys as an in app purchase at 2.99 per key!! This is daylight robbery! If you change your phone you again need a new key. Adding a time limited key again just expires one of your keys never to be used again. The amount of keys i wasted due to the poor app design was ridiculous. My contact at Yale again was super nice and provided me with 10 extra keys at no cost. I now never ever use the conexis app.

    So should you buy this lock – You may be surprised to hear me say YES… i do recommend this lock. My only caveat to that recommendation is that you also buy a Yale Smart hub and the access module. I did try the zwave module with smarthings but this again didn’t work great so i went for the access module. I have spent over 300 in addtional tech trying to get the lock to work correctly in the early days. The lock does however integrate great with the Yale Alarm app fantasticly. With the smart hub you can also remotely lock/unlock the door which is an excellent feature. You could not do remote locking/unlocking with the standalone lock and the conxeis app without the modules. This lock combined with the smart yale alarm system is excellent. If you don’t have the yale ecosystem then i would say avoid this lock like the plague especially if you only want to use the digital keys within the conexis app. The lock also has a battery back up feature that we have used twice – if the batteries in the lock fail placing a 9v battery on the contact at the bottom of the lock on the outside will just give it enough power for you to unlock it. This is a very handy backup feature that yale have included.

    Hopefully yale may have released updated firmware for the newer conexis locks – if they have then maybe some of the problems i am still experiencing 5 years later may have been fixed. I really do wish they would update my lock as i would love it to work how it is suppost to work, but that is not likely to happen.

    Overall i like this lock a lot, it’s just frustrating the lock doesn’t work without the additional items which cost a lot of money – next time i am not so sure i would be one of the early adopters of such new technology. I have certainly had my fingers burnt! Hopefully Yale will have addressed a lot of these issues in thier latest locks.

    I hope that you found my review helpful

    Great Lock - App is Rubbish - Buy the Smart Hub!

  13. Marie Claire says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 3 From Our UsersI have had this Digital Yale Smart Lock installed on my front door since 2017 – so a long time now!

    The lock itself is fairly substantial, much bigger and heavier than my previous door handle/lock. It feels very well made and give a good impression when removing from the box that this is a great security lock. The handle and unit are chrome with a plastic RFID reader. On the rear of the lock is a plastic screw cover which takes 4 x AA batteries and a plastic cover for the reset button and additional yale modules (more about them later).

    So why would you want a smart lock? It’s technology… and i personally love anything tech related. It’s also great not to have to carry keys around with you. The app boasts unlocking and locking via the conexis app, as well as little plastic RFID fobs and credit card type RFID passes. You get a selection of these in the box.

    Fitting – this was fairly straight forward and i had zero issues with this. The lock alignment needs to be perfect though. If you are unsure then ask a local locksmith to fit. However this product is certainly ok for DIY installation. I did it myself in about 20 mins and had no issues. As mentioned before it is a very big and chunky lock so take this into consideration when purchasing.

    Locking/Unlocking – to lock the door you must pull up the handle. Although the lock is fully motorised it will not lock the multi-point locking section of the door. It only electronically locks the deadbolt. To unlock you can either use the app, an RFID fob or if inside you must depress the knob and turn. This lock would be no good for an elderly person who has dexterity issues, due to the knobs push in and turn design. My grandmother can not open this lock despite trying her very best. Once the knob is pressed and turned you then can open the lock by pushing down on the handle.

    RFID FOBS : These work well – although you have to assign them first within the app. Programming is fairly simple although everytime i update the fobs it does take quite a while for them to actually register correctly in the app, i normally have to do this several times before the conxeis app recognises the fobs. You can assign names to the fobs but this is beyond rubbish as the app does not ever notify you correctly (if at all) on who’s fob has been used. To use the fobs you just tap them on the black plastic at the front of the lock and if accepted you will hear the lock spring to life and open the dead bolt. I find most of my fobs dissapear from the app after adding, but they all seem to still work okay and unlock the door without issue.

    Phone unlocking – just does not work via the conexis app! I have reported this to yale several times and have now given up. I have a very early unit so they may have updated the firmware within the latest locks, but my original lock is still rubbish when it comes to the conexis app. (If you have a Yale Smart Hub then use the Yale Alarm app as unlocking works flawlessly within this addional app)

    I have locked myself out several times during the initial months after i first installed the lock. This was beyond frustrating. I ended up resorting to ensuring all my family had back door keys in case we couldnt open the front door. Contacting the Yale customer helpline is so frustrating – trying to find/speak to someone who knows anything about the lock became a joke. However i have to say that once i managed to track down a single yale employee who was knowledgeable – he was absoloutely fantastic and kept in regular touch with me to iron out most of the issues in the very early days of me installing the lock. I can’t thank this chap from Yale enough! Eventually though, after many communications via phone and email he also gave up and arranged for me to be sent a Yale smart hub to connect the lock too. I have a Yale alarm system so the smart hub just linked into this. I had to purchase the Yale access module though to get the lock to talk to the Yale Alarm app. This was another 50 at the time. Once i had linked the lock to the Yale Alarm system it just worked brilliantly. I have never had a problem with the lock since – this does however use a different app to the conexis one.

    Batteries in the lock last a good few months, however again don’t reply on the conexis app to alert you when the batteries are dying. It just never works at all! You will get to notice the sound the lock makes when it is struggling to draw power. I just replace the batteries when the motor sounds different. If you do link it to the Yale Alarm smart hub then this does notify you correctly when the batteries in the lock are starting to fade, but again this is via the Yale Alarm app not the dedicated conexis app.

    Conexis App – RUBBISH beyond belief. Now i have had this lock for 5 years and it still does not work with the dedicated app! I have now just given up using it. The problems i had with it are that it continually logged you out – having to log back into the app every time you want to open your front door was beyond frustrating. Even then on tons of occasions the app said my details were incorrect even though they were not. The twist to unlock feature via your smartphone again hardly ever worked. Touching your smartphone to the lock again just failed miserably most of the time. Notifications never ever work! History of the lock being used never works. It really is the worst app i have ever installed on my phone. I genuinely can’t understand how a company such a Yale would release such a poor app, more importantly why they have failed to sort it out and correct the issues over the last 5 years! Another really frustrating thing about the conexis app is that it uses digital keys. You only get a small amount of these digital keys (5 if i remember correctly) and these get wasted very quickly when the app messes up – which is frequently and at no fault of the user. You have to then purchase additional keys as an in app purchase at 2.99 per key!! This is daylight robbery! If you change your phone you again need a new key. Adding a time limited key again just expires one of your keys never to be used again. The amount of keys i wasted due to the poor app design was ridiculous. My contact at Yale again was super nice and provided me with 10 extra keys at no cost. I now never ever use the conexis app.

    So should you buy this lock – You may be surprised to hear me say YES… i do recommend this lock. My only caveat to that recommendation is that you also buy a Yale Smart hub and the access module. I did try the zwave module with smarthings but this again didn’t work great so i went for the access module. I have spent over 300 in addtional tech trying to get the lock to work correctly in the early days. The lock does however integrate great with the Yale Alarm app fantasticly. With the smart hub you can also remotely lock/unlock the door which is an excellent feature. You could not do remote locking/unlocking with the standalone lock and the conxeis app without the modules. This lock combined with the smart yale alarm system is excellent. If you don’t have the yale ecosystem then i would say avoid this lock like the plague especially if you only want to use the digital keys within the conexis app. The lock also has a battery back up feature that we have used twice – if the batteries in the lock fail placing a 9v battery on the contact at the bottom of the lock on the outside will just give it enough power for you to unlock it. This is a very handy backup feature that yale have included.

    Hopefully yale may have released updated firmware for the newer conexis locks – if they have then maybe some of the problems i am still experiencing 5 years later may have been fixed. I really do wish they would update my lock as i would love it to work how it is suppost to work, but that is not likely to happen.

    Overall i like this lock a lot, it’s just frustrating the lock doesn’t work without the additional items which cost a lot of money – next time i am not so sure i would be one of the early adopters of such new technology. I have certainly had my fingers burnt! Hopefully Yale will have addressed a lot of these issues in thier latest locks.

    I hope that you found my review helpful

    Great Lock - App is Rubbish - Buy the Smart Hub!

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