August Home launches new WiFi Smart Lock

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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. 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. 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).