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Between these two security systems, our favorite is August.

SecureScore™: 9.4/10

August and Schlage are top choices when it comes to smart locks that are easy to use and capable of integrating with most home security systems and home automation platforms. Each smart lock offers multiple features that include smartphone apps, choice of keypads, standard key entry, remote locking and unlocking, and no fuss installation.

Overview: August vs Schlage

August and Schlage are both durable and reliable. They offer the convenience of pairing with home security systems with the practicality of using a standard key when necessary. Both use state of the art technology that can be paired with home security systems to create an added layer of protection. Both smart locks offer several different options to lock and unlock the mechanism in case the batteries die or the digital platform being used is down for any reason.

  • August sends “smart alerts” if a door is unlocked
  • Both use smartphone apps
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Touchscreen and push-button keypad options
  • Easy installation

Similarities: Schlage vs August

Both August and Schlage are easy to operate. They have both touchscreen and push-button keypads. Both use smartphone apps that are compatible with iOS and Android platforms. Both companies also pair well with Alexa and the Apple HomeKit for home automation. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity allows for remote operation with both key fobs and smartphone apps.

  • Battery operated
  • At least partial home automation
  • Pairs with multiple home security systems
  • Both pair with Apple HomeKit and Alexa
  • Standard key options with both smart locks

Differences: Schlage vs August

For all of their similarities, August and Schlage have distinct differences that set them apart. Most have to do with the simple features that allow them to add their own unique nuances in terms of reliability and protection. Both offer a sort of geo-fencing that allows apps to lock or unlock the door when the smartphone gets within a certain range of the door.

  • August uses “smart alerts”
  • Schlage offers an automatic locking feature that causes the door to lock after 30 seconds of inactivity
  • August is compatible with Comcast Xfinity
  • Schlage accepts up to 30 passcodes
  • August does not work with every model of deadbolt

Features

August smart locks are designed to fit over an existing deadbolt lock. They do not fit on every type of deadbolt, however. Its geo-fencing capability allows the smartphone app to connect with the lock if it is within a specific range to lock or unlock the door. Sensors are used to detect when a door has been left unlocked and sends a smart alert to notify you of the situation. Video doorbell cameras are available as well. August offers both standard key entry as well as the touchscreen or push-button keypad options.

Schlage's smart locks come with a choice of keypads, either push-button or touchscreen, and can store up to 30 passcodes. Three of the most popular Schlage smart locks can be accessed with a standard key. They also include the auto-lock feature that will lock the door after approximately 30 seconds of inactivity. Two of the smart locks are capable of at least partial home automation.

Contracts

Neither company requires a contract, service agreement, or long-term commitment.

Pricing

August offers many different smart lock models. The two most common include the 3rd Gen Smart Lock for $99. Depending on where you purchase the lock, it can cost up to $125. The Smart Lock Pro offers two options ranging in price from $228 to $249, depending on where you go to buy your locks.

Schlage has several popular options including the Sense, the Connect, the Touch and the Keypad Knob. The Sense costs approximately $200. The Connect ranges in price from $149 to $179, depending on where you purchase it. The Keypad Knob averages around $115.

Equipment

August smart locks are comprised of two basic pieces, the front and back. There are multiple models to choose from including those listed in the pricing section.

Schlage smart locks are made up of two pieces. One fits on the interior of the door, the other the exterior. No other equipment is necessary. Multiple models are available in addition to those listed in the pricing section.

Installation

Smart locks are easily installed by the homeowner. No professional assistance required.

Emergency Connections

Neither smart lock design has the capability for emergency connectivity on its own. Each lock may be able to send alerts to a monitoring center if it is paired with a home security system.

Summary: August vs Schlage

August smart locks are a good choice if you have the Apple HomeKit and want to add an extra layer of protection to your home security with smart alerts and a cell phone app.

Schlage smart locks are an excellent option if you want geo-fencing capabilities and digital technology that pairs with both home automation platforms and home security systems.

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