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.