Local Mobile Apps Developer Metova Helps Yale Unlock Digital Home Market

Yale Real Living™ digital lock app for Control4® home automation makes everyday living easier and safer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Sept. 23, 2013 — When Yale Locks & Hardware needed to improve and optimize its Yale Real Living™ digital lock app for Control4® systems, the company turned to Metova for help.

Yale-logo“Yale Real Living locks are Yale’s newest digital option for the home,” said Ben Coulston, lead developer for Metova. “These intelligent digital locks can be integrated into home automation or home security platforms. Yale partnered with Control4 in 2010 by developing a user-friendly app to allow the homeowner to directly access and control many of the lock’s unique features as part of a Control4 automation system. This year we helped increase the app’s performance dramatically. We also implemented a new user management system, updated settings management, provided support for the new Control4 operating system updates and fixed various bugs. The outcome is a top-of-the-line home automation lock app. ”

The Control4® system allows the user to create personalized Yale Real Living locking events or scenes triggered by the push of a button from anywhere in the home or remotely via the Internet.

With the Yale Real Living Control4® app, users can:

  • – Quickly view the status of your locks.
  • – Lock and unlock doors with one touch.
  • – Take complete control of all users at each door.
  • – Assign customized names with adjustable access times and days for each user.
  • – Add pin codes and set schedules to multiple locks.
  • – Receive text or email messages to your cell phone from pre-programmed alerts.
  • – Customize features such as privacy, language, one-touch locking, inside LED light and relock time.
  • – Confirm the status and remaining battery life of your locks.
  • – View transaction history in real-time.

“Control4 is a premier integration platform for today’s digital home,” explained Kevin Kraus, director of product management for Yale’s Residential Electronic Access Control. “Yale Real Living intelligent locks represent just the beginning of our company’s foray into the digital home market. We will continue to develop and introduce locks that use the industry’s best digital technology.”


About Yale

Yale Locks & Hardware has provided dependable security since 1840. Yale Locks & Hardware is an ASSA ABLOY Group company with plant operations in Berlin, Connecticut. The company offers a broad range of door hardware and locks including an extensive selection of residential hardware, as well as a wide assortment of mid-tier commercial products. This includes an extensive array of cylindrical and mortise locks, exit devices, door closers, electromechanical products and key systems, as well as windstorm certified hardware, decorative levers, and photoluminescent and antimicrobial hardware coatings. For more information visit



ASSA ABLOY is the world’s largest lock company and a recognized global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user demands for security, safety and convenience.


About Control4
Control4 [NASDAQ: CTRL] is a leading provider of automation systems for homes and businesses by offering personalized control of lighting, music, video, lighting, temperature, security, communications and similar functionalities into a unified home automation solution that enhances the daily lives of its customers. Control4 unlocks the potential of connected devices, making entertainment systems easier to use, homes more comfortable and energy efficient, and families more secure. More than 75 percent of Control4’s consumers have integrated two or more functionalities with Control4’s solution, which is available through more than 2,800 custom integrators, retail outlets, and distributors in over 80 countries. By delivering insightfully simple control solutions that enhance the lives of individuals and families, Control4 is the automation platform of choice for consumers, major consumer electronics companies, hotels, and businesses around the world.


About Metova

Metova is a technology company made up of Metova and Metova Federal. Metova develops custom applications for Web, smartphone and tablet platforms, including Android, iOS, BlackBerry and Windows Phone. John Adams serves as CEO and Dave McAllister serves as president. The Metova brand employs more than 85 people in four cities: Nashville, Tenn. (Metova’s headquarters), Cabot, Ark., Augusta, Ga. and Washington D.C. You can find Metova on Facebook at, LinkedIn at, Twitter at, or on the Web at

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