About Yale Since 1840, Yale locks have provided American homes with dependable security. At that time, Linus Yale modified an ancient Egyptian locking device and created the compact cylinder pin-tumbler lock. He patented his invention as the “domestic lock”. By 1845, Yale had begun manufacturing his locks in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, in a small brick building that still stands today. 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. Inspired by the Egyptians Image of an Ancient Egyptian wooden lock with pins, the model used by Linus Yale for his inventions, but his most important invention was the Yale Cylinder lock. The Pin-Tumbler invention Yale’s best known lock design is the cylinder pin-tumbler lock. The pin tumbler lock is a lock mechanism that uses pins of varying lengths to prevent the lock from opening without the correct key. The Classic Yale Story Yale's transition journey throughout 185 years Find out more Experience Yale Smart Home Products Smart keyless solution brings you convinence and carefree life. Find the best solutions for your home at Yale! Classic travel products The most flavourable items from Yale range and we have sold millions pieces over the past decades. Travel with the trusted brand and secure your valuable properties. Advanced technology We promise to deliver a trusted innovation for everyone. You and your family can unlock a whole new world with Yale Access APP in future! Latest News & Promotions Yale's products have been in our cutomers' home over generations. See our latest news and promotion offer now. Read more About Our Group ASSA ABLOY ASSA ABLOY is the largest global supplier of intelligent lock and security solutions. One in every 10 lock and security installations worldwide uses our products. Global Quality Management Yale is a brand wholly owned by ASSA ABLOY AB. Yale designs, manufactures, tests and markets high quality locks and security hardware. Find Local Office If you want to partner with us or interested to learn more about Yale's products. Click here to find the closest Yale sales office or reseller in your country.