Metova partners with Yale Locks & Hardware

Franklin-based app company Metova announced today it has partnered with Yale Locks & Hardware in an effort to improve and optimize the latter’s Yale Real Living digital lock app for Control4 systems.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed in a release.

“Yale Real Living locks are Yale’s newest digital option for the home,” Ben Coulston, lead developer for Metova, said in a release. “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 features as part of a Control4 automation system, Coulston said.

“This year we helped increase the app’s performance dramatically,” he said. “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. ”

Established in 1840, Yale Locks & Hardware is an Assa Abloy company with plant operations in Berlin, Conn.

Assa Abloy, based in Sweden, is the world’s largest lock company based on sales revenues.

Control4, a publicly traded company, has offices in California, Utah and the United Kingdom.

Metova develops custom applications for Web, smartphone and tablet platforms, including Android, iOS, BlackBerry and Windows Phone.


This post originally appeared in the Nashville Post.