Home > Shop By Brand > Yale Assa Abloy

Yale Assa Abloy

Yale is one of the most highly recognized names in the security industry since 1840. Over the years there have been advances in materials and manufacturing, but the basic principle of Yale’s ingenious design remains unchanged. Most of the locks securing American homes today owe a nod to Linus Yale’s genius—a fact that makes Yale the most trusted name in locks.

The Yale family was originally part of a group of immigrants from North Wales. One branch of the family went on to found the world-renowned Yale University in Connecticut in 1701, while another revolutionized the locking industry.

Advertising and name recognition have long been a part of The Classic Yale Story. Our archive collection continues to grow and illustrates the strength of the company through photography and advertising.
Sort By:
Page of 18
Yale  - 634F Dummy Exit Device Escutcheon Trim, 630 Satin Stainless Steel Yale - 634F Dummy Exit Device Escutcheon Trim, 630 Satin Stainless Steel Usually Ships 24 Hours
List Price: $326.26
Our Price: $168.02
Savings: $158.24
Yale  - 2221 X 1-1/2 In Lfic Housing Only, No Core Included, 1765.656 Collar Size, 626 Satin Chrome Yale - 2221 X 1-1/2 In Lfic Housing Only, No Core Included, 1765.656 Collar Size, 626 Satin Chrome Usually Ships 24 Hours
List Price: $111.80
Our Price: $57.58
Savings: $54.22
Yale  - K660 X 1-3/8 In Sfic Housing Only, No Core Included, 1765.563 Collar Size, 626 Satin Chrome Yale - K660 X 1-3/8 In Sfic Housing Only, No Core Included, 1765.563 Collar Size, 626 Satin Chrome Usually Ships 24 Hours
List Price: $111.80
Our Price: $57.58
Savings: $54.22
Yale  - 1109 Rim Cylinder, 6-Pin, Keyed Random, Para Key Section, 1765.250 Collar Size, 626 Satin Chrome Yale - 1109 Rim Cylinder, 6-Pin, Keyed Random, Para Key Section, 1765.250 Collar Size, 626 Satin Chrome Usually Ships 24 Hours
List Price: $114.40
Our Price: $58.92
Savings: $55.48
Yale  - 1109 Rim Cylinder, 6-Pin, Keyed Random, C Key Section, 1765.250 Collar Size, 626 Satin Chrome Yale - 1109 Rim Cylinder, 6-Pin, Keyed Random, C Key Section, 1765.250 Collar Size, 626 Satin Chrome Usually Ships 24 Hours
List Price: $114.40
Our Price: $58.92
Savings: $55.48
Yale  - K680 X 1-3/8 In Lfic Housing Only, Lock Core Not Included, 1765.375 Collar Size, 626 Satin Chrome Yale - K680 X 1-3/8 In Lfic Housing Only, Lock Core Not Included, 1765.375 Collar Size, 626 Satin Chrome Usually Ships 24 Hours
List Price: $112.00
Our Price: $57.68
Savings: $54.32
Yale  - Rn11 6 Pin Key Blank, Para Key Section, Pack Of 50 Yale - Rn11 6 Pin Key Blank, Para Key Section, Pack Of 50 Usually Ships 24 Hours
List Price: $157.40
Our Price: $81.06
Savings: $76.34
   
 

More About Yale


Yale's best-known lock design is the cylinder pin-tumbler lock.


Egyptian Inspiration

Similar locks were used in ancient Egypt some 4,000 years ago, but these locks were very large (approximately 30-60 cm in length) and made of wood. The pin-tumbler design is based on a main barrel which is drilled so it has 5-6 cylinder slots that are set close together in a line. A metal pin, or "tumbler," fits closely to the walls of each of the slots. A second metal pin, or "driver," sits above the tumbler and is pushed down on the tumbler by a very small coil spring, which is permanently compressed as it sits inside the lock's enclosed case.

Image of an Ancient Egyptian wooden lock with pins, the model used by Linus Yale for his invention of the Pin Tumbler Technology, Patented June 27, 1865.

Linus Yale Jr's pin-tumbler lock was similar to that which was created by Linus Yale Sr but used a smaller, flat key with serrated edges like the ones we still use today. When inserted into the lock, the key pushes the bottom pins into the right position, which allows the user to turn the key and unlock the lock. The cylinder pin-tumbler lock with the flat key was patented in 1861.

Innovation with Roots in Colonial America and Part of the Industrial Revolution.


Beginning in 1840 with the handmade bank locks to the touchpad locks of today, Yale remains the best-known brand in the entire locking industry, for over a century. Yale and locks have become almost synonymous. Yale is distinguished by being the industry’s only true global brand, with a presence literally everywhere in the world.

After a very long history, Yale continues to be associated with reliable, high-quality locks, the Yale brand continues to stand behind products found in modern locking applications in over 125 countries. Over the years there have been advances in materials and manufacturing, but the basic principle of Yale’s ingenious design remains unchanged. Most of the locks securing American homes today owe a nod to Linus Yale’s genius — a fact that makes Yale the most trusted name in locks