August’s primary goal is to help its customers simplify their lives and make them more secure through the best control and visibility of their doors. August wants to ensure that only authorized parties get into your home, phrasing it as “keep the bad guys out and let the good guys in.”
They achieve this goal by supplying smart lock solutions that give you fine-tuned control over who gets in, when and for how long. You can remotely check your front door, so you stay in the loop from countless miles away.
August searches for partnerships that improve the quality of life for their customers and design their products with a combination of delight and comfort.
The August App gives you comprehensive control over the functions of your smart lock. You can check the app to see the activity at your door, issue and revoke digital keys, and lock and unlock your door as needed.
Unlike many smart lock providers, you can have as many digital keys as you want. These keys can last for weeks, hours or even minutes.
Find out whether your door is closed and locked.
August locks support popular third-party voice assistants.
Improve your home safety and security by setting the smart lock to automatically activate when you close the door.
August stops hackers from compromising your app account by requiring two-factor authentication for login and configuration changes. It also has advanced encryption, so your data is safe when it’s being transmitted to the app, the smart lock or to other devices on your home automation ecosystem.
If your phone goes missing, you can disable everything to prevent an unauthorized person from getting access to your phone. You do this through a web-based interface.
August works with a range of third-party partners, including Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Airbnb, HomeAway, IFTTT, Nest, Logitech, SimpliSafe, Honeywell, Yonomi, Wink, Xfinity, Stringify, and Z-Wave.
You don’t change the outside of your lock, simply the deadbolt that’s located inside the door. Your original keys still work with the upgrade to a smart lock, although you won’t need them once you get everything set up. If you end up running into problems during the installation or beyond, friendly customer service reps can help you through the process.
August has a limited product range, which means that the representatives have the opportunity to know about all the models inside and out. You can reach out via phone and email, as well as an extensive resource library that provides you with installation guides, FAQs, and other self-service support.
August’s entry-level smart lock is quite affordable, making it a desirable choice for people dipping their toes into this device category. They have a focus on innovation and a powerful platform to support their products, making these devices a worthwhile investment.
The smart locks don’t have any monthly fee associated with them, but if you pair them up with the August Doorbell Cam, then you can pay $4.99 a month or $49.99 annually to increase your video recording storage from 24 hours of history to 30 days.
This entry-level smart lock supports automated locking and unlocking, virtual keys, and door sensors to let you know whether the door has opened or closed. Some functionality needs the Connect Wi-Fi Bridge to go with the lock, such as remotely accessing controls, getting voice commands via Alexa and adding Google Assistant compatibility.
This smart lock gives you full control via the August app. In addition to the features available from the base-level Smart Lock, you also get Z-Wave Plus Support, and Siri and Apple HomeKit support. If you add the Wi-Fi Bridge, you gain remote access, Amazon Alexa voice commands and Google Assistant.
This device enables you to control August Smart Locks via your phone through remote access. You must pair one bridge to one lock. It works with both the Smart Lock and the Smart Lock Pro.
August’s Connected by August app is compatible with Yale Assure Locks, so you get many of the features of the Smart Lock and Smart Lock Pro through these locks. Some of the benefits of using Yale’s locks with August software include having a touchscreen keypad available if you forget your phone, voice assistant support and a backup charger.
You can set up access to your home with this smart keypad if you want an access option that doesn’t use your phone or keys. It works with your August Smart Lock.
August also has a video doorbell available that acts as an excellent companion for their smart locks. The HindSight technology starts recording before any motion alerts, so you have the full context to a situation. You can replay any videos from the previous 24 hours with the included Basic Video Recording subscription. If your visitors are allowed in your home, you can tell your August Smart Lock to let them in. The HD video camera takes clear video day and night, while two-way audio lets you communicate with your visitors no matter where you’re at. If you want expanded recording functionality, you can pay $4.99 per month for the Premium plan to get access to 30 days of video.
If you already have a chime doorbell in place, you use the same wiring so you won’t have to go out of your way to get it set up.
August combines quality smart locks with a powerful platform. Its integration with a broad range of third-party services, including ones that are more unusual to see like Airbnb and HomeAway, give this device a lot of flexibility and functionality for homeowners wanting to get more out of their locks.