August Smart Lock Finally Begins Shipping to Customers

Tuesday August 26, 2014 2:56 PM PDT by Juli Clover
After a long delay, the August Smart Lock is finally shipping out to preorder customers beginning today. First introduced in May of 2013, the August Smart Lock is a Bluetooth-based iPhone-compatible locking system designed by Jason Johnson and notable designer Yves Béhar.

At August, our mission is to make beautiful products that allow your physical environment to seamlessly respond to you. Today, we are one step closer to achieving that goal. We are excited to announce that the August Smart Lock has begun shipping in limited quantities.
The August Smart Lock, which allows users to unlock their doors with their iPhones, is crafted from anodized aluminum and looks similar to a standard home lock. It comes with several different faceplates and deadbolt adapters to fit the majority of locks on the market, functioning on four AA batteries.

Like competing products from Lockitron and Kevo, the lock can be programmed remotely to let in visitors through an accompanying iPhone app. It's also designed to monitor when guests enter and it can be customized with specific timers.

Initial preorders of the August Smart Lock, which originally had an estimated shipping date of November or December 2013, were available for $199, but the retail price of the lock is now $249.99. The company plans to fulfill orders for the lock over the course of the next few months, with new orders displaying a prospective shipping date of "late October."

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Posted: 9 weeks ago
Sweet!

Android users cant get in my home.


:apple:
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 9 weeks ago

Trust me on this one ! Locks and anything wifi or internet = hacking! Don't trust it!


But you can lock pick a traditional (Dumb) lock, at least this one tells you when someone unlocks your door.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 9 weeks ago
Seems expensive, I definitely don't need this
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 9 weeks ago
Keep seeing reports on this saying they are not sure or are hoping homekit will be supported. They were in the Center spot on the homekit partners graphic flashed on stage at the keynote!

Can't wait for mine to come, this with homekit/Siri = magic!
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 9 weeks ago

Don't get too excited. This lock doesn't connect to the internet directly. It uses Bluetooth to talk to your smartphone only.


So how can it be programmed remotely and how can it inform you if the lock is opened? I would think it has to have some other kind of connectivity, no?
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 9 weeks ago
people still locking their doors?

thought we'd got past all this dishonesty and theft stuff
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 2 weeks ago
Just an update to anyone who has pre-ordered…
August has decided to practically ignore their pre-order customers and release the smart lock to Apple retail stores. If you're waiting to get one, I advise that you cancel.

The customer support has been lies on top of lies at this point about pre-orders getting the products. Otherwise, if you want one and want to take a chance with a sketchy company, you can buy it at an Apple retail store starting today.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 9 weeks ago

Sweet!

Android users cant get in my home.


:apple:


It's compatible with Android.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 9 weeks ago
Has anyone clicked on the "Order summary" link in their pre-order email (from months ago)? I pre-ordered at the price of $199, yet the link is now showing $249. I'm going to be mighty peeved if they charge an extra $50 to my credit card.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 9 weeks ago

It's compatible with Android.


Still technically true if nobody you allow in uses an Android phone;)
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