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August Smart Lock Articles

Yale and August Launch New HomeKit-Compatible Smart Keypads

Tuesday September 25, 2018 6:42 am PDT by
About one year ago smart lock company August Home was acquired by Swedish lock manufacturer Assa Abloy, which also owns Yale and a few other lock brands. Today, Yale and August announced that they are teaming up for a new line of Keypad Smart Locks that combine Yale's secure lock hardware with August's app and cloud-based connected software. The "Assure Locks - Connected by August" will let...

CES 2018: August Announces Expansion of In-Home Delivery Service 'August Access'

Tuesday January 9, 2018 6:41 am PST by
Today at CES, smart lock maker August announced the expansion of its in-home delivery service "August Access," which will roll out in partnership with delivery company Deliv. Similar to Amazon Key, customers who use August's service will grant Deliv drivers one-time access into their home so that packages aren't left outside (via TechCrunch). August's service will expand upon its previous Augus...

Creator of 'Remotizer' Keyless Entry System Sues Apple for Selling HomeKit-Enabled August Smart Lock

Monday October 30, 2017 11:58 am PDT by
Texas resident Mark Kilbourne has filed a lawsuit against Apple in Southern Texas for selling the HomeKit-enabled August Smart Lock. The complaint claims that the August Smart Lock infringes upon his patented Remotizer keyless entry system for existing deadbolt locks. For selling the product, Apple is somehow being solely targeted here rather than August. Kilbourne allegedly submitted a...

Smart Lock Maker August Home Acquired by Major Lock Manufacturer Assa Abloy

Thursday October 19, 2017 6:48 am PDT by
Smart lock company August Home has been acquired by Swedish lock manufacturer Assa Abloy, the world's largest lock manufacturer by sales volume and owner of Yale and multiple other lock brands. As is customary, the acquisition is "conditional upon regulatory approval," but Assa Abloy mentioned in its press release that it should close sometime during the fourth quarter of 2017. Any further terms...

Wink Update Brings Support for August Smart Locks Into Connected Home App

Thursday February 2, 2017 7:44 am PST by
Connected smart home company Wink today announced the addition of August Smart Locks into its collection of supported brands, which already includes GE, Nest, Philips, Schlage, and more. Now, any users who have an August Smart Lock paired with an August Connect (which provides remote access to the lock) can add their lock into the Wink mobile app on iOS. The advantage of using Wink, similar to ...

CES 2017: August Unveils Smart Lock Mortise Kit and Integration With Logitech POP Switch

Thursday January 5, 2017 4:20 am PST by
At CES today, smart lock maker August announced the newest addition to its home security line, called the August Smart Lock Mortise Kit. The company called the new product the first solution in North America that converts mortise style door locks into smart locks. Mortise locks are typical in multi-unit apartment buildings and integrate the locking bolt functionality directly into a door's...

August Launches $229 Smart Lock With HomeKit Support and Updated Design

Thursday April 28, 2016 8:32 am PDT by
August Home today began shipping its second-generation Smart Lock, which includes support for Apple's HomeKit platform and lets users unlock their doors with simple commands like, "Hey Siri, unlock my front door." August announced the new Smart Lock back in October, revealing that the newly redesigned lock, as well as the free August app, can let users unlock and lock their doors while they're...

Apple Stops Selling iPhone-Connected Smart Locks from August and Kevo

Tuesday November 17, 2015 3:40 pm PST by
Over the course of the last week, Apple appears to have ceased selling two popular smart lock products in its retail stores and online. Neither the August Smart Lock nor the Kwikset Kevo Wireless-Enabled Deadbolt Lock are listed on Apple's website, but both were still for sale on November 13. The August Smart Lock and the Kwikset Kevo are both Bluetooth-enabled locks that allow users to unlock ...

August Announces New Smart Lock With HomeKit Integration

Wednesday October 14, 2015 10:53 am PDT by
August, the company behind the popular August Smart Lock, today announced a second-generation product that includes support for Apple's HomeKit home automation platform. The new HomeKit-enabled August Smart Lock lets customers use voice commands to lock, unlock, and check the status of their door. The August Smart Lock can be used with other HomeKit products to create scenes that might unlock...