Are you tired of bad guys breaking into your home all the time? If you answered yes, then you should learn more about digital home revolution. The August smart lock is the easiest way to digitalize your home. I bet you are interested in knowing more about this smart lock that has become a household name. For this reason, I have thought it wise to write a genuine review of this gadget.

The August Smart Lock has everything you might be looking for in a good connected lock. This product integrates easily with existing deadbolt and systems that are compatible with IFTTT. Furthermore, this gadget works very well with all GE alarm systems. Even though it is pricey, this product is one of the most convenient gadget you can have in your home. Compared to other quality smart locks, the August smart lock is very easy to install and this is one of the features that make it unique.

This gadget allows you to access your Smart Home or office without using a key. With this smart lock, you can effortlessly monitor or control your door from a smartphone without actually having to involve any third party hub.

Features

The lock features an indicator that will change from red to green when your door is closed and from green to red when your door is open. Because it is activated to work with home kit, this smart lock will take command through Siri. This means that you can be able to confirm whether your door is open or closed. All you need to do when you want to know the status of your door is to simply inquire through the voice command.

It is equipped with a Bluetooth technology that allows you to communicate with your smartphone through an app that is very easy to use. This app allows you to lock or unlock all your door that are August equipped. In this way, you can grant or deny access to anyone who wants to go inside your house or particular rooms. Provided you have equipped any door with August smart lock, you will be in total control of who goes in. Additionally, this smart lock allows you to monitor the goings and comings of your friends, family and others. Simply put, Bluetooth technology makes this gadget to work wonderfully. This garget integrates well with almost all your door lock hardware, and there is no need to buy the modern ones. When you are installing the August smart lock, you don’t have to remove your existing external key cylinder because it doesn’t interfere with the new unit. With this external key intact, you will still be able to use the key if you wish or if you find it necessary. Furthermore, your existing assembly will remain intact. However, you will have to replace the existing interior-turn mechanism for you to install August smart lock.

Design  

Looking at the August smart lock, you will not know it is a lock because it does not look like one. Actually, it looks like a big hockey puck, and it is a bit bulky as compared to other locks in its category. Measuring about 3.2 x 2.2 inch, this smart has a sporty texture with ahousing made of anodized aluminium. And at the top of this gadget is a curved notch and at the centre is a band of indicator LEDs, which usually glow red whenever your August-equipped door is open. If your door is closed, the indicator will grow green. Each even is normally accompanied by a chime. The unit comes with a red, dark gray or a silver or champagne finish depending on your preference.

This smart lock is powered by four long lasting AA-sized battery that are normally included inside the box. To access these batteries, you simply press then rotate it before popping off the panel’s front. The battery of this lock goes smoothly beneath the lid and the magnets hold them safely in place.The box also contains 3 adapters and 3 metal mounting plates. Every adapter is designed in a way that they can work effectively with different bands and models of single-cylinder deadbolt.

App

This unit works with all Apple devices that are running Bluetooth 4.0-enabled devices that are running the Android 4.4 KitKat, and iOS 7 or later versions. Using this well-designed app is very easy. To view all your August-installed locks, you simply find a specific location and tap on it and you will be able to view their status.

To lock the August smart locked door, you simply tap on the green ring. Unlocking the same door only requires tapping on the unit’s red circle.

Pros

  • Straightforward app
  • Installation is very easy
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Relatively expensive

Verdict

Having tested and used this smart lock for sometimes, I can confidently say that it is one of the best products available in the market today. It is very easy to install and to manage.