It can be very hard to mount the Yale Doorman, despite what the videos and commercials says.

Before you start/buy make sure you have equipment to handle these two problems:

  1. Removal of different screws – Drill bits for philips head and torx
  2. Trimming of door edges – Hammer and chisle / Carver
  3. Cutting metal screws – Cutting pliers
The only tools you need:
  • Electric Screwdriver with torx / Philips head
  • Manual screwdriver (Philips head)
  • Hammer
  • Chisle
  • Cutting pliers

YOU NEED TIME. Do not start this if you can not spare 2 hours atleast. As you are unscrewing the door lock there is no way to leave and lock the door.

finished inside yale doorman

Step 1. Open the box and put everything on the floor. Some of the screws you do not need to use.

box content

Step 2. Remove the lock and strike from the door. At this point there is no way back.

Step 3. Set on the lockbox which way the door opens. read the manual

Then start to fit the lock and drill protector into your door. Mind that you thred the cable lightly. If there are space constraints you can skip the drill protector but its not reccomended as it messes with your security. However if I was a burgular I would get in either way by other easier means.

lock box and drill protection

Step 4. Fit the strike. Here I ran into the first problem. You might have to adjust the strike some millimeters outwards in order to get a perfect fit. I had to ofset the strike about 1-2mm in order for the door to close and lock automatically.

Step 5. Decide which way the door opens on the Yale Doorman and fastend the screws on the yale doorman door hinge.

Step 6. Set your Yale Doorman to ADVANCED if you are using Verisure or integration. In easy mode integration will not work.

Step 7. Fit the outiside panel and thred the cable. Here I ran into the second major problem. The outside panel did not fit in the top hole. The hole was ofset a bit north by 2-4mm. Here I had to use a hammer and chisle to carve out the circle more oval. You make cosmetic damages to the door but it is not visible behind the doorman.

Step 8. (This step was the hardest) Place the inside panel and cut + fit the screws that hold the doorman in place. This was for me extremly hard to do as you need to cut the right lenght, test it and then unscrew and cut some more. it is very hard to hold the lock and thred the screw at the same time. I suggest that you use a helper at this point. Also do not cut to much as you are not given any extra screws. You can feel when the screw has been inserted fully and it is very visible when it too long.

Step 9. Place the Yale Dorman inside lock onto the frame and make sure the lock is in Advanced mode. Just push it in place and fasten it with 4 screws.

Step 10. Fit the integration module and put in batteries.


not a perfect fit
Not a perfect fit though.