August Home Launches New WiFi Smart Lock

The August WiFi Smart Lock is 45% smaller in volume and 20% slimmer than the August Smart Lock Pro.

SAN FRANCISCO — August Home, a provider of smart and secure front door solutions, announces the launch of the August WiFi Smart Lock, sporting a brand new compact design and built-in WiFi connection.

Designed by August co-founder and designer Yves Béhar, the August WiFi Smart Lock packages the advanced functionality and security that August is known for in a sleek package the size of a standard doorknob, according to the company.

It is 45% smaller in volume and 20% slimmer than the August Smart Lock Pro, and is available in matte black and silver finishes. The new smart lock’s built-in WiFi removes the need to pair it with an external bridge.

Customers need only pair it with the August app to secure, monitor and manage access to their home from their phone, from anywhere in the world.

“At August, we’re constantly looking for ways to evolve what smart home access looks like and implement customer feedback — a smaller design and an even simpler installation process have understandably made it to the top of our list,” says Jason Johnson, CEO and co-founder of August. “We’re proud to pair our engineering know-how with Yves Béhar’s unparalleled design to create a beautiful, compact, all-in-one smart lock that boasts the most comprehensive smart lock capabilities on the market.”

In addition to metals such as anodized aluminum and steel, the August WiFi Smart Lock features key design changes that provide a next-generation look and feel, according to the company.

The face of the lock now sports softer surface transitions and rounded edges, and the textured ridges that surround the lock invite tactility when the lock is rotated manually, August says. Additionally, there is a new August badge that visually helps identify if the device is locked or not.

“Building the best smart home by reinventing home access has always been our dream, and this has fueled the development of August’s products for the past seven years,” says Béhar. “After launching nine door entry locks, cameras and keypads, we are delighted to introduce the completely re-imagined, small-sized, always-connected August WiFi Smart Lock. We had this advance in our sights since the early days of August, and it took two years of development to achieve the balance of features and functionality with a form factor the size of a doorknob.”

Customers can remotely check the status of their door at any time with August’s DoorSense technology, as well as integrate it with leading hosting platforms, security systems and smart home platforms (including Airbnb, Alarm.com, Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Apple HomeKit).

August Home was acquired by ASSA ABLOY in 2007.

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