Yale Real Living deadbolt battery issue


#1

I’ve had a Yale deadbolt for about 9 months now at a vacation rental house with no issues at all. Battery life has been great, around 6 months before the first change. Just last week, I had a reading of 48% on Thursday, then all of a sudden, it dropped to 1% on Friday when a renter checked in. I went out and replaced the batteries on Saturday, but its still showing 1%, so the previous batteries were probably fine, just a faulty reading for some reason. Anyone else had a similar problem?


(Dav Glass) #2

I have 4 of these on my house and I’ve had that happen once so far only on one door. The others are all reporting fine.


#3

Have you done anything in regards to the one that acted up? Its not a huge issue, its working fine apparently, just giving off an incorrect reading. As long as I stay on a regular battery change interval, it shouldn’t be a problem, just an annoyance.


(Dav Glass) #4

Nope, I just replaced the batteries with rechargables so I don’t have to keep buying batteries. If memory serves it fixed itself after a while. I’ve seen some of my window sensors do this too.


(Cody Truscott) #5

Rechargeables aren’t the best idea for door locks — they typically start at 1.2v instead of 1.5v, lose charge at a trickle, and perform poorly in low temperature conditions. Alkaline or preferably lithium are a better choice for fault intolerant situations like door locks in remote rental properties.


#6

I had an android update on my phone for Smartthings late last week. After the update, the Yale deadbolt battery reading went back to normal, everythings working fine now.