Introducing the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock

August Home, one of the leaders of smart and secure front door solutions announced today their long-awaited August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is now available.

While we have been quarantining in our homes for the past few weeks, August has developed a more streamlined version of their smart lock, that not only looks better but adds a bit more functionality from their previous models.

Sporting an updated design created by Co-Founder Yves Béhar, the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is 45% smaller and 20% slimmer than the August Smart Lock Pro. Available in either Black or Silver finishes, it’s a great look no matter the style of your front door. Some key features of the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock include:

Control and monitor your door from anywhere. Lock and unlock your door, control access and know who comes and goes, all from your phone.

Control access for anyone. Grant access for a few weeks, a few hours, or a few minutes. It’s up to you.

Always know who is coming and going. Track activity at your doorstep with a 24/7 Activity Feed.

Unlocks when you arrive. Auto-Unlock detects your arrival and unlocks the door automatically.

Locks automatically. Never worry if your door is locked again.

Know you’re secure with DoorSense. Only August has the DoorSense magnetic sensor to tell you if your door is securely closed.

Simply speak to lock your door. Tell Alexa, Siri or the Google Assistant to control your August Smart Lock Pro.

Works with most standard deadbolts. Compatible with the widest range of standard deadbolts.

Simple, DIY installation on the inside of your door. Install in about 10 minutes with just a screwdriver, and no need to install a Connect Wi-Fi bridge to access its full capabilities.

Keep your existing lock and keys. Easily attaches to your existing deadbolt; use your existing keys at any time.

Give access, not keys. Never worry about lost or copied keys again — especially if you have young kids who often misplace things!

Be home, even when you’re not. Whether your kids are home alone or in and out during the day, you’ll be able to track your family’s comings and goings.

As someone who previously used the August Lock Pro a few years back, I look forward to the updates they have in store. The lock was a bit cumbersome for smaller hands such as my wife in previous models, so I’m hoping the smaller August lock makes it look more like a legitimate smart lock and not like a toy. The ability to Auto-Lock/Unlock is something I’ve longed for especially as someone who tends to hate digging for their keys after they go exercising and typically has their phone in hand. More importantly for families or people with homes, this is a great way to let the in-laws, cleaning companies, and more into your home with just a press of your smartphone.

Also the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock comes complete with Apple’s HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant which works with virtually all smart home assistants. I welcome the idea of cross-platform compatibility, and the fact that August is set on being the BEST in the market by taking their time to perfect their products makes me believe when my wife and I get our home later this year, the August Lock will be the smart lock we end up going with. In the meantime, if you are interested in finding out more information about the August Wi-Fi Smart lock you can head over to their site today.

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Greg Alston
Diehard Apple fanboy, and lover of all things tech. Born and raised in Washington, DC, Greg enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, family and friends, live sporting events, good bourbon, Tetris, and pizza. In that order.