August Connect is a plug-in device that syncs the Smart Lock with your home Wifi, enabling you to lock or unlock your door from anywhere and notifies of your lock activity and status (including manual). Additionally, Connect acts as a platform to sync multiple devices together through the cloud, linking your lock to other connected home services including Nest. With these added features, the August Smart Lock is now the most advanced smart lock on the market.
To keep the packaging design consistent with the August flagship product, we’ve maintained a simple and contextual approach to the August Connect packaging. The small box shows a photograph of August Connect in a home, cognizant to the Smart Lock image on its sister packaging, and with the August logo placed on the bottom. The box instinctively slides open to reveal the product held neatly by paper pulp, with no added materials needed. Simple, sustainable, seamless.
To keep with the August belief in discreet and elegantly integrated designs, the August Connect is small and can plug into any wall outlet within fifteen feet of the lock. The design, like the original August Smart Lock, is a clean geometry with a distinct chamfered edge, and the August logo insignia engraved on the front. A single LED light on the front of the square box subtly notifies you that the device is working, but otherwise the product remains hidden.
After plugging in, the app and WiFi setup is quick and easy. Upon updating the original August app in either Google Play or the App Store, you will receive an option to “Remote Connect” to WiFi, and you will never have to think about connectivity again.