August shows their fourth generation of their smart lock, the Wi-FI Smart Lock at Pepcom’s Digital Experience! at CES. Andy Lopez, Account Strategist, explained the features of this innovative Smart Lock to us.
Unlike other door locks, the Wi-Fi Smart Lock is attached to your existing deadbolt inside your door, so you can still use your old physical keys to lock and unlock. But don’t worry, even if the power fails or the 2 CR123 batteries run out, you can still manually operate the lock to get in and out.
But when the lock is connected to your Wi-Fi network (802.11 b / g / n 2.4 GHz) and you run the free August app (for iOS or Android) you can realize the benefits of this smart lock. The activity feed in the app will inform you about the status of your door, using the DoorSense sensor to tell you when your door is opened or closed, as well as many other events.
You can manage virtual guest keys to grant access to friends, family and other trusted people who also run the app. You can also choose to use biometric verification such as Touch ID or Face ID to provide an extra layer of security.
The main advantages for the user from Auto-Unlock that knows when you arrive and unlocks the door, and Auto-Lock will lock it when you leave. You can rest assured that the connection to your lock is secure thanks to the use of 128-bit AES encryption and TLS. The lock works with all major assistive technologies, such as Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant and Alexa.
The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock costs $ 249.99 and can be purchased from their site, as well as retail partners like Amazon and Home Depot.