August Smart Locks

You can expect simple and convenient security for your home with August smart locks. Learn about the products and features August Home has to offer.

Why August Smart Locks?

Why August Smart Locks?

August Home was founded in 2012 by Yves Behar and Jason Johnson. August Home’s mission is to keep security simple and convenient for consumers with their smart lock selection. Currently, you can choose from two options, August Smart Lock & August Smart Lock Pro, with a third, the Wi-Fi Smart Lock, coming soon. You can also purchase a keypad for access by PIN. August smart locks range in price from $149.99 to $229.99. They’re designed to be easily installed over a single-cylinder deadbolt lock, and can be connected to your home Wi-Fi for remote control and access. Learn more about these products and how they can make a nice addition to your home.

Pros

  • Remote access and control
  • Voice control with smart assistants
  • Enhanced security with encryption and deactivation capabilties

Cons

  • No smart lock options for door knobs
  • Currently must purchase separate device for remote access & voice control
Top 3 August Smart Lock Features

Top 3 August Smart Lock Features

  • Remote Access & Control

    With the Connect Wi-Fi Bridge, you can remotely lock, unlock, grant access, and more for your August Smart Lock.

  • Voice Control

    If you own an Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri-enabled device, you can issue voice commands for your smart lock with the Connect Wi-Fi Bridge.

  • Enhanced Security

    August requires two-factor authentication and has double-layer encryption for its smart locks. Easily disable the August app and deactivate virtual keys if you lose your phone.

August Smart Locks

August Smart Locks

  1. Best Basic Smart Lock
    August Smart Lock + Connect Wi-Fi Bridge

    1. August Smart Lock + Connect Wi-Fi Bridge

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    The 3rd Generation August Smart Lock gives you the ability to lock and unlock your door remotely when paired with the Connect Wi-Fi Bridge. Additionally, you can issue voice commands, grant guest access for service professionals, and check your activity feed. You can even set your door to automatically lock when you leave and unlock when you arrive. This device requires a Wi-Fi Internet connection. Purchase the August Smart Lock + Connect for $199.99.

    Features include

    • 1 smart lock
    • 4 – AA batteries
    • Lock adapter
    • Connect Wi-Fi Bridge & DoorSense™ Sensor
  2. Best Smart Lock for Home Automation
    August Smart Lock Pro + Connect

    2. August Smart Lock Pro + Connect

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    With a sleek, round design, the August Smart Lock Pro is made to fit over most single-cylinder deadbolt locks. The Smart Lock Pro provides all of the features found with the 3rd generation August Smart Lock, plus compatibility with Apple HomeKit and Z-Wave devices. Additionally, you won’t have to purchase the COnnect Wi-Fi Bridge separately as it’s bundled with this device. Purchase the August Smart Lock Pro + Connect for $279.99.

    Features include

    • 1 smart lock
    • 4 – AA batteries
    • Lock adapter
    • Mounting hardware
    • Connect Wi-Fi Bridge & DoorSense™ Sensor
  3. August Wi-Fi Smart Lock (Coming Soon)

    3. August Wi-Fi Smart Lock (Coming Soon)

    Our take

    Ready to automatically connect to the Internet with the Wi-Fi Bridge? You can do so with the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock. You’ll get to enjoy all of the features found with the original Smart Lock and Smart Lock Pro, plus remote access and voice control without needing an additional device. The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock isn’t currently available for purchase but is expected to be released soon. Get notified when the product drops here on August’s website.

    Features include

    • 1 smart lock
    • 2 – CR123 batteries
    • Lock adapter
    • Mounting hardware
    • Connect Wi-Fi Bridge & DoorSense™ Sensor
August Smart Lock Installation

August Smart Lock Installation

You can either self-install your August Smart Lock or have a professional install it for you. Currently August Home partners with HelloTech and provides professional installation starting at  $79. For self-installation, you’ll need to make sure you have a single-cylinder deadbolt. Currently, August Smart locks only support this lock type. You can find detailed instructions on how to install your specific smart lock on August’s website.

August Smart Lock + Connect Wi-Fi Bridge

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August Wi-Fi Smart Lock (Coming Soon)

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Rating 4.5 stars N/A
Installation DIY DIY
Door lock requirement Single-cylinder deadbolt Single-cylinder deadbolt
Power AA batteries CR123 batteries
Remote lock/unlock With Connect Wi-Fi Bridge Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity
Auto. lock/unlock With Connect Wi-Fi Bridge Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity
Activity alerts Yes Yes
Activity feeds Yes Yes
August Smart Lock Warranties

August Smart Lock Warranties

August has a 1-year warranty on its smart locks.

August Smart Lock FAQs

August Smart Lock FAQs

What locks are compatible with August?

August Smart Locks are currently only compatible with single-cylinder deadbolt locks.

Can you still use a key with August Smart Lock?

Yes, you can still use a key with August smart locks.

Does August Smart Lock need a hub?

The original 3rd Generation August Smart Lock needs the Connect W-Fi Bridge for remote access and control. You do not need a smart hub to use August smart locks.

Are August smart locks safe to use?

Yes, August employs two-factor authentication and encryption for your data and security while using one of their smart locks. If you lose your phone, you can disable your August mobile app and deactivate the virtual keys for your smart lock by visiting lostphone.august.com.

Do I need a home security system to use August smart locks?

While some home security providers allow you to purchase an August smart lock with their systems, you do not have to buy a full home security system to use an August smart lock.

Can a professional install my August smart lock for me?

Yes, August Home partners with HelloTech to provide professional installation starting at $79.

Who owns August Smart Lock?

Assa Abloy Door Security Solutions own August Home.


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