August's New HomeKit-Enabled Wi-Fi Smart Lock Now Available to Order

First introduced at CES 2020, smart home accessory maker August's new HomeKit-enabled Wi-Fi Smart Lock is now available to order for $249.99 on its website and at Best Buy, with availability at more retailers to follow on May 17.


August says the Wi-Fi Smart Lock is 45 percent smaller and 20 percent slimmer than its Smart Lock Pro, and Wi-Fi connectivity eliminates the need for a bridge. Available in matte black and silver, the lock also sports a sleeker design with more rounded edges, and a new August badge helps users to visually identify the device's lock status.

As with other smart locks, the Wi-Fi Smart Lock allows you to lock or unlock a door remotely and grant access to family members, friends, and trusted visitors. And with the Activity Feed, you can know who is coming and going at any time, complete with push notifications. There are also auto-lock and auto-unlock features.

HomeKit support allows the lock to be controlled through the Home app on an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple Watch, or with Siri voice commands. For example, on an iPhone or HomePod, you could say "Hey Siri, lock my front door." The lock also supports Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, SimpliSafe, and Samsung SmartThings.

Installing the Wi-Fi Smart Lock takes less than 10 minutes, according to August. The lock can be installed on the inside of your door over your existing deadbolt, without touching the outside lock, allowing you to keep your existing deadbolt and keys. August door locks are compatible with most single cylinder deadbolts.

The new Wi-Fi Smart Lock can be ordered on August.com.

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24 weeks ago
i must be old-fashioned or paranoid, but i don't trust these "smart" locks. smart lights i'm ok with, maybe a smart ac, but the idea of a smart lock seems just too vulnerable to me.
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24 weeks ago


i must be old-fashioned or paranoid, but i don't trust these "smart" locks. smart lights i'm ok with, maybe a smart ac, but the idea of a smart lock seems just too vulnerable to me.

just keep in mind, if somebody really wants in, the lock is unlikely to be the problem.


I'd totally be interested in one of these if it attached from the INSIDE of my house via an isolated VLAN / ethernet network, but not on my internet connected wifi.

yeah because some guy in Moscow possibly unlocking your door is definitely gonna be a problem.
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24 weeks ago
Also, if your locking cylinder doesn't align well and it experiences more than normal friction when locking/unlocking, that will definitely shorten the life of the batteries. I took the time to adjust the cylinder hole (whatever it's called) so that it engaged smoothly.
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24 weeks ago
Solution looking for a problem, in my honest opinion. Might be useful for those who are physically less able, but I see nothing wrong with a well-looked after key and modern lock.
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24 weeks ago

unlock a door remotely and grant access to family members, friends, and trusted visitors. And with the Activity Feed, you can know who is coming and going at any time, complete with push notifications.

this doesn't seem as useful now, in these days of social distancing and isolation. i'm never remote, i'm stuck in my home, and no one visits me.
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24 weeks ago
I'd totally be interested in one of these if it attached from the INSIDE of my house via an isolated VLAN / ethernet network, but not on my internet connected wifi.
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