August’s Smart Lock and Connect bundle is August’s most affordable lock. It comes with a DoorSense lock /unlocks sensor and a Connect Wi-Fi module.
The low profile, retrofit design means you won’t need to replace your deadbolt and installation is so easy, offering convenience for renters.
The August Smart Lock with the Connect setup works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant and is controllable remotely from the August mobile app from anywhere.
You won’t get Z-Wave smarts or Apple HomeKit compatibility to connect to a smart hub.
Still, this August Lock is a moderately priced, capable smart door lock for keyless access, and tracking who comes and goes It’s the best smart lock if you live in an apartment.
August currently has three types of smart locks :
- The August Smart Lock( 3rd gen) is the basic smart lock and the most affordable option.
- The Smart Lock Pro is somewhat lighter and smaller compared to the basic Smart Lock. (Best for smart homes)
- The August WiFi Smart Lock: Best overall option
- Easy to install
- Compact and stylish design
- DoorSense knows when your door is left ajar
- Different third-party device integrations
Wi-Fi bridge required for remote access and third-party integrations
August Smart Lock features.
Mobile app-based access:
This smart lock system allows users to control access to their door through a mobile app, even from a distance. With the app, users can lock or unlock the door, grant guest access, and review the access history of their door.
Automatic lock and unlock feature:
The lock system also includes an automatic lock and unlock feature, which can be set for specific time frames or left on default to automatically lock after 30 minutes of inactivity.
For enhanced security, the system utilizes DoorSense technology, which is exclusive to August, to alert users when the door is secured or open, and send notifications to the app on a regular basis.
The August Lock Connect offers advanced security features, including two-factor authentication and two-layer encryption, as well as a “lost phone” feature that allows users to disable the app if their phone is lost. It also provides completely keyless entry and a digital guest key feature, which allows trusted visitors to access the property.
About August smart locks
Typically, August smart locks are user-friendly, easy to install, and built to seamlessly work with various smart home setups such as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and others.