Multipoint Z-Wave Lock in the U.S

(MacTechGenius) #1


I have a multipoint lock on a significant number of exterior doors. I recently came across the Conexis L1 Smart Door Lock from Yale that is available in the UK. Did anyone find a way to purchase this in the U.S? Is it possible to intergrate it with the U.S hub? I believe the module is removable (feature in Yale locks) thus I can simply place a U.S Z-Wave module?

If you know of any other multipoint locks, let me know.

Picture of my lock:


Yale Conexis l1
(MacTechGenius) #2

This is the lock I was referring to:

And here are some more pics of my current door lock. It would be great if any expert can provide some insight on compatibility?

Yale Conexis l1

That Yale lock isn’t really a multiploint is it? I’ve had locks like yours before, and they require that you pull up to engage the top and bottom locking bolts and then to turn the knob for the dead bolt, right?

(MacTechGenius) #4

Yes, I have to pull up and turn the deadbolt to lock it but from my understanding the conexis will work for that scenario:

(MacTechGenius) #5

Actually this would be the correct lock: as this offers SmartThing’s support.


Interesting. It seems like that would work, but I’d double check with Yale. That’s a lot of effort to move that kind of locking mechanism with a small motor, and I’d be curious about battery life.

(MacTechGenius) #7

You still have to pull it up once you close the door (take a look at the video)

(Gsads) #8

I am looking for this exact lock. Did anyone manage to find a US (or Canadian, ideally) supplier?

(GS) #9

I’m running in the same issue for the new door so we’re planning for my house (multipoint required given the 7’ height of the door). Tempted to give the Yale keyless from the U.K. mentioned above as I also haven’t been able to find any other viable solutions.

Any suggestions from what others have tried?

Thanks for any feedback on this.

(joe s) #10

I have been looking for zwave multipoint door locks as well. I currently have ecolink sensor door sensors that I placed next to my regular dead bolts and wire a small switch inside the dead bolts of my entry doors to know that they are locked, but my living room has 4 sets of Pella double doors that each have the multipoint locking system with a handle like yours and although Pella offers some zwave device with newer models it doesn’t seem to be available for after market purchase. I was planning on doing the same thing I did with the dead bolts with an ecolink sensor and wiring a small switch inside the door handle to just let me know that they are locked this would obviously not have lock/unlock functional it, but for me I would be happy just knowing that the doors were locked. The problem I am having is that the handles move pretty aggressivly compared to the deadbolt and looses contact with my switch. Has anyone had any success with switch es inside a door strike to know whether the bolt is thrown? I am thinking about this but don’t want to mess up my door?

(John) #11

K, just wondering if you made any progress on the multi-point Yale lock? I have the same style doors and would like to know if that Yale lock works in the US.


(GS) #12

I’ve been looking into this for months now. All I’ve been able to find is the Yale Keyfree Connected Smart lock which they seemingly only sell in the UK. It’s similar to the one posted above but has a PIN pad and the reviews seem better from what I’ve seen.

I even went so far to ask Yale directly through their online chat but unfortunately all they would say is that they do not carry the product (upon which they promptly ended their conversation so that was the end of the conversation).

I have been able to get my hands on the product but, as I’m working on a new build, I have yet to get around to testing it. I do expect one issue however which is the Zwave frequency in the UK/Europe is different than here. I’ve considered either trying a zwave module for a different lock to see if it will fit and work but haven’t gotten around to it yet. Alternatively, I guess I could get a UK zwave dongle setup but expecting other issues to come out of that. I don’t currently use SmartThings but I’ve seen that it’s not designed for you to be able to operate two frequencies.

Hopefully will find some time to test this further. That’s about as far as I’ve gotten for now.

Keen to hear if others have had any success…

(MacTechGenius) #13

Doesn’t yale have interchangeable modules for ZigBee and Z-Wave? I wonder if you can remove them? If so, can you insert a US module??

(Gavin Knowles) #14

Kamran - Did you ever figure out if you could get the Yale Conexis L1 to work in the US? I am an architect working on a project where we have Pella multipoint locks (same as you from the pictures) and out client wants keyless / internet controlled entry.

From the looks of it the roadblock is you can’t download the app to control the lock in the US?

(MacTechGenius) #15

I installed an electronic door strike (basically a secondary lock).