August WiFi Smart Lock
Smart locks are becoming more and more popular. They provide great security for you home whilst taking away the hassle of carrying and searching for keys, having to give neighbours keys to check on your house whilst away or for friends and family.
The August smart lock has been around for a little while and now with the added WiFi it’s turned an already great smart lock into something better. It’s a good looking lock a simple cylinder design with a ridged exterior – this is what rotates to lock and unlock your door. This new model is 45% smaller than the Pro model, making it look even better. Measuring 3 inches in diameter and 1.75 inches deep, it will look good on any door.
The August Smart Lock only requires you to change the part of the deadbolt that’s inside your home which is different to other smart locks – this means that you can use your original keys which can be helpful. However, bear in mind that if you want a keypad, you will need to buy one separately.
With the built-in WiFi, it means you have quicker access and more flexibility, here are some of the key features:-
Auto-lock and unlock – by activating this sensor the August smart lock can automatically lock your door as soon as it shut or you can also opt for this to happen after a short period of time with an option for it to chime when it locks. On the converse, the auto-unlock will sense when you leave home and switch to the Away Mode. This mode will then sense when you are home by detecting you a few feet away and unlock the door and return to Home Mode – this is achieved by the August smart lock using Bluetooth and WiFi.
Smart Alerts – Great alert feature to let you know when the door or locked or unlocked and also when the door is left ajar – good as a security feature.
Guest Access – The August app gives you the ability to create temporary or even recurring keys for your friends and family to unlock the door via the app. There is flexibility where you can set them to work for a limited period of time – maybe while you are away on holiday for example or between certain hours – maybe for a cleaner or a dog sitter!
Installing the lock is super easy and it shouldn’t take more than 15 mins including the installation and connecting it to the WiFi and HomeKit. You are then free to lock and unlock your door as simply as turning the door handle – in the app it’s green when the door is open and red when it is locked – super simple. Walk away the door automatically locks and you get a quick HomeKit notification to your phone letting you know the door is locked – it is that easy.
Many of us have other smart devices in our home including Alexa or Google Assistant, HomeKit works with both easily but now it also works with Nest, Control4, Logitech, SmartThings and Xfinity to name a few so you can extend your smart home easily.
The August smart lock uses two CR123 batteries and they should with normal use last you between 3-6 months. By linking to your smart assistant, you can be alerted so you know when the batteries are getting low and even order you a new pair.
If you want an easy to install and effective smart lock for your home, you won’t be let down by the August Smart Lock.
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