Yale Assure YRL216-ZW2

Z-Wave Plus Pushbutton Keypad Lever Lock

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No keys, no problems! The Yale YRL216 electronic keypad lever lock provides keyless freedom by using your smartphone. Create and share digital codes for friends and family from anywhere. Program lighting scenarios upon opening your door by connecting to your Z-Wave network.

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Yale Assure Lock

  • Keypad with backlit numbers that won’t wear off – Touchscreen model available
  • 9V battery backup terminal
  • Manage up to 250* unique codes to share with friends and family
  • Weather Protection Gasket
  • One-touch locking and keypad wake-up
  • Tamper Resistant Battery Cover
  • Tamper Alert – audible alarm sounds if there is an attempt to forcibly remove the lock
  • Automatically relocks after 30 seconds
  • Key Override – Yale KW-1 5-pin brass cylinder supplied, 2 keys provided
  • Simple to install on standard doors and replaces your existing lever or knob lock in minutes with just a screwdriver
  • Certified ANSI/BHMA A156.36, Grade 2
  • Lifetime limited warranty for finish and mechanical, one year electronics

*When connected to a Z-Wave controller, 25 user codes when standalone

Smart Home Ready

  • Z-Wave Plus module installed
  • Enroll into a Z-Wave controller and alarm systems for remote management
  • Receive notifications on your smartphone when someone unlocks your door right on your smartphone*
  • Compatible with Ring, Aeotec SmartThings, Wink, Iris, Ezlo, BeHome247 and more

*Assure Lock must be paired to compatible Z-Wave controller or alarm panel

Built for doors that don’t need a deadbolt, the Yale Assure Lever Lock is well suited for side entryways, home to garage doors, basements and most interior doors. The Assure Lever can be used as a standalone keypad lock, or integrated into your smart home network with the included Z-Wave Network Module installed in the lock and connecting to a Z-Wave controller. Compatible with Ring, Vera, BeHome247, Iris, Samsung SmartThings, Wink and more! This will enable remote management of your smart home or lock, and for you to receive alerts on your smartphone from anywhere. If there is an attempt to forcibly remove the lock, an audible alarm will sound. Equipped with a keypad featuring backlit numbers that won’t wear off, you will always be able to enter your code correctly each time. You can create up to 250 codes when connected to a Z-Wave controller (25 when standalone) to share with anyone who needs to gain entry to your door. The lock is set to automatically relock in 30 seconds upon closing. Press the lock button to wake up your keypad or lock your door. Locked out with no power? Using a 9V battery, you can power the backup terminal on the underside of the lock to give it enough juice to enter your code and your door or use the keyed override with two keys included.

Benefits of Z-Wave Plus vs. Classic Z-Wave

  • Latest advancements in Chip Technology
  • Equipped with latest “Next Gen” hardware
  • Enhanced security features
  • Improved RF range +39%
  • Improved battery life +30%
  • Lock will be enrolled with “One Button Enrollment” feature

Z-Wave Systems

This is a Z-Wave device that can be controlled remotely by connecting it to one of these systems.

Home Automation is a style of living. It is about always being connected to the home you love. These systems* allow you to control your connected home devices such as door locks, thermostats, lights, motion sensors, cameras, water sensors, and more, all remotely from a computer or smartphone.

*Also works with Samsung SmartThings, Ring, Wink, Iris, ADT Pulse, Alarm.com, Honeywell, HomeSeer, LG Smart Security, Staples’ Connect, Harmony by Logitech, and many more.

Strengthen your Z-Wave network with a Signal Repeater

Learn More

Looking to use voice commands to lock your door with Amazon Alexa?  Simply pair the Yale wireless lock to the VeraPlus controller and then enable the Vera skill inside the Alexa app. Speak “Alexa, lock the front door” to your Amazon Echo or Dot, and Vera will lock the door.  Cool part is you can add electronic switches, Z-Wave LED bulbs, remote control outlets and other devices to create groups in Alexa for automating certain routines you manually do every day, like turning the lights off and locking the doors when you go to bed at night.

*Amazon, Alexa and all related logos are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.

Exterior Dimensions

6 1/16 (H) x 2 3/4 (W) x 1 3/8 (D) in.

Interior Dimensions

6 7/8 (H) x 3 (W) x 2 1/8 (D) in.

Door Thickness Minimum

1 3/8 in.

Door Thickness Maximum

1 3/4 in.

Door Opening


Door Handing


Door Prep

Standard 2 1/8 in. Cross-Bore, Edge Bore: 1 in.

Door Stile Width

Minimum 3 1/2 in.



Handle Type

Lever Handle Door Locks

Code Length

4 to 8 Digits

Code Capacity


Wireless Protocol

Z-Wave Plus

Wireless Range

100 ft.

Battery Type


Battery Life

1 Year


Assa Abloy


Assure, Yale Home

Locking Device

Cylindrical Latch

Lock Features

Privacy, Remote Control, Tamper Alerts, Z-Wave Plus

Access Type

Key, Keypad – Digits


Kwikset KW1

ANSI Rating

A156.36, Grade 2 (Better)

BHMA Rating

Grade 2 (Better)

Battery Temperature Range

14°F to 131°F

Outside Operating Temperature Range

-22°F to 140°F (-30°C to 60°C)

Inside Operating Temperature Range

5°F to 158°F (-15°C to 70°C)

Storage Temperature Range

-40° to 185°F (-40° to 85°C)


5 lbs


1 Year Electronic, Limited Lifetime Mechanical and Finish


Weather Resistant Exterior

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What others are saying

  1. One year later...it fails and Yale fails to back it up

    Patrick Milan

    The lock fails. It says it is jammed but it is not. I’ve rest, re-registered more than three times. They don’t back this product up after 14 days. Save yourself the expensive grief. Avoid Yale electronic locks.

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  2. Functions OK, but the ergonomics are terrible

    Glen (verified owner)

    Fundamentally, it works as advertised. It connected to my Vera hub, can lock or unlock remotely, add and remove codes, etc. However the ergonomics are terrible. The angle of the keypad, and the readability of the keypad is bad, as is getting the keypad backlight on.

    First, to get the keypad illuminated, you have to touch a key. Unfortunately the Yale logo at the top is not actually a button/key, so pressing it does nothing. You have to press one of the other 12 keys. If the key you touch is a number key, then you’ve started entering your passcode, but the keypad is dark, so it’s hard to hit the right button. But you’ve already started entering a code, so you have to fail that code entry to start over with the correct code. After you fail a code, the backlight goes off pretty quickly so you have to move fast if you want to read the numbers.

    Second, the keypad is not angled up enough, and the numbers are recessed in the keys, so you can’t read the keypad unless you lean over and get your head down near it’s level. If you’re standing within reach of the keypad, the angle you’re looking at the keypad is way too steep to actually read the keypad. It’s stupidly bad. My workaround is I’ve put a small piece of white sticker on the gear button. I can see that in the dark and I know it’s in the lower right. I press that and the keyboard illuminates, but it does not start a code sequence. Then I arguably see to enter my pass code if I lean down a bit.

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  3. One person found this helpful

    great garage door entry lock.

    Liz (verified owner)

    Great garage door entry lock. I love that it pairs with my Ring Alarm.

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  4. Best lock in my experience


    I have 6 of these locks on my vacation rentals. They are wonderful locks with great battery life and reliability. It’s the only lock I will use. I pair it with the Vera, now Ezlo hub and I can control the locks from anywhere in the world. It also allows me to set guest specific codes with a start and stop date and time which is invaluable for the vacation rental business.

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  5. One person found this helpful

    Replacement smart lock

    Paul Doyle (verified owner)

    When I first installed my smart locks, brand K was about the only option that I could find. They worked, but the levers always felt loose on the outside of the house. After a couple of years, the latch began to stick. Then the electronics started to fail. The latch was covered under warranty ($10 item), the electronics were not (expensive part).
    I gave up.
    The Yale installed easily and appears easy to service (I haven’t had to change batteries yet). It feels much more solid on the door and the lever feels snug. If I have problems with my other brand K lock, I will change it to a Yale.

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Customer Questions & Answers

  1. Q Is this lock compatible with Frontpoint? answer now
    Asked by Daniel Curtis on May 23, 2023 9:29 PM
    Answered by the admin

    Yes! Yale Z-Wave locks, including the YRL216-NW2, are compatible with Frontpoint.

  2. Q Can this lock be used on a commercial application? answer now
    Asked by Kolby on December 30, 2022 6:49 PM
    Answered by the admin

    This model can be used for commercial applications, but we would recommend the Yale NexTouch NTB for a more heavy-duty solution. 

  3. Q Will this work with the amazon key app? answer now
    Asked by ECC on February 23, 2022 1:21 PM

    Yale Assure locks do work with Amazon Key. 

  4. Q Is this the zwave plus V2 with S2? answer now
    Asked by Larry on February 22, 2022 4:11 PM

    This lock comes with a Z-Wave Plus module with S2 framework. 

  5. Q Will this work with the August Connect kit? answer now
    Asked by christine on February 17, 2022 1:01 PM

    Yes, this lock will work with the August kit. 

  6. Q What is the difference between YRL216 and YRL226? answer now
    Asked by Travis on October 26, 2021 6:55 PM
    Answered by the admin

    The YRL216 features a pushbutton keypad while the YRL226 offers a touchscreen keypad. 

  7. Answered by the admin

    For the Wi-Fi version, you would need to purchase the Yale YRL216-CBA. The lock itself features reversible handles so this model would not need to be ordered to have the handles in a specific direction. 

  8. Q Will this work with Ring Alarm? answer now
    Asked by Brandon on February 12, 2021 9:32 PM
    Answered by the admin

    Yes! This model is compatible with the Ring alarm system. 

  9. Q Can we lock all 40 doors at once? answer now
    Asked by Lee B. Lewis on February 9, 2020 10:56 AM
    Answered by the admin

    This will depend on the smart hub or service that you have the locks paired with. If you are using a service such as Vera, you will have the ability to lock multiple doors at the same time.

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