When August Home was introduced to the market in 2013, our mission was simple – to reinvent access to our homes, and get rid of keys in the process. What August has accomplished is to turn the dream of the smart home into a reality by allowing the entire family to come in and out of their home safely and reliably, while being unhindered by keys. Our goal in designing the new August Smart Lock was to make this technology more accessible to a broader audience, to help make the smart home into the standard. Additionally, we’ve updated our flagship August Smart Lock Pro and Doorbell Cam Pro with new features and functionalities, helping to make them the best on the market.
We have designed an entirely new and more accessible August Smart Lock with many of our core features and functionalities. Utilizing premium materials, we have reduced the lock size into a narrow oval shape, fitting cleanly with traditional door hardware. The visible thumb latch will clearly show whether the lock is in an open or closed position. The new lock also comes standard with DoorSense™, the first time a lock will be able to confirm whether your door is fully closed and locked or left ajar, thanks to embedded sensors. If the door is not fully closed, the user will get a notification, which can also be seen in the August app. The August Smart Lock is the perfect way for consumers interested in smart home products to make their first step – adding a beautiful Smart Lock to their door at a more affordable price.
Our flagship Smart Lock was redesigned inside and out – making it the most advanced smart lock on the market. Now called August Smart Lock Pro, it comes equipped with Z-Wave Plus, HomeKit, and bundles with our August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge to lock and unlock from anywhere in the world. With the August Smart Lock Pro, there’s no need to replace the existing deadbolt or retrofit the door; our designs are a discreet add-on to the inside of the door only. Every element of the design was though with restraint and quality in mind: Made of aluminum with a discreet display visible only though laser etched micro perforations, a battery door hidden behind a magnetic cover, etched knurled textures to indicate where the hand manually turns the lock, CNC machined notch and logos that indicate the direction of the lock. It is right-sized for the hand, with a new geometric pattern for better tactility; its gearing system creates a mechanical advantage that makes locking and unlocking effortless. The new lock also comes standard with DoorSense™, the first time a lock will be able to confirm whether your door is fully closed and locked or left ajar, thanks to embedded sensors. If the door is not fully closed, the user will get a notification, which can also be seen in the August app.
The Doorbell Camera is beautiful, small and low-profile in comparison to other outdoor cameras, which tend to be large and ominous. Made of anodized aluminum, it provides a quality look and feel, combined with a discreet and elegant interface. The doorbell icon only turns on when someone is approaching, indicating both its function and the video recording activation to ensure that guests know they are being viewed. The full 140-degree high quality camera and built-in speaker allows guests and owner to converse, and it is an effective feature when dealing with August Access 3rd party services. The device replaces the existing doorbell with the same wiring, actuates the existing bell, and can easily be self-installed in 10 minutes or less. The new Doorbell Cam Pro, our 2nd generation doorbell camera, comes with a new motion-triggered floodlight, video recording, and improved video quality.
In February 2019, we introduced a new color in white; the first white smart lock on the market. Designed with the same technology as the Smart Lock, the white lock offers another elegant option for users that can complement any number of door styles and color schemes in their homes or places of business. This product illustrates our ongoing partnership with August in continuing to offer consumers the option of incorporating innovative and stylish products with the most advanced technology and design into their day to day lives.