August Smart Lock Pro + Connect
This lock combines stellar looks and industrial design with top of the line smart lock features like guest access and auto-locking based on location. Overall we recommend this lock for anyone looking for a quick, easy and secure way to add smart features to their existing door lock.
Why we like the August Smart Lock Pro + Connect
Smart tech works well when it takes the end user into account. Earlier smart lock models required complicated installation that most users simply were not qualified to do. The August Smart Lock Pro changes that with a module that fits over most existing dead bolt locks. This means that you can have a truly smart lock up and running in a matter of minutes. Couple that with August’s excellent industrial design and large catalog of 3rd party integrations and this is a great smart lock pick for pretty much anyone.
Voice Assistant Compatibility
The August Smart Lock Pro is fully compatible with Google Assistant via Google Home or your phone, Amazon Alexa and Apple Siri (Homekit) as long as you buy the August Connect module. Just keep in mind that the system will not be able to fully unlock with the sound of your voice because of obvious security issues.
Pretty much every useful integration under the sun is included here, including IFTTT, Stringify, Samsung SmartThings and Wink. This is probably one of the most supported door locks in the industry. With the latest Z-Wave Plus technology on board you will be right at home working with the August Smart Lock Pro in your smart home hub of choice.
Ever leave the house and not know whether it is locked or not? Well, August has inluded “Door Sense” technology on this lock to make sure you know exactly when the door is closed and locked. You can also set the system to automatically lock the door after you leave your house based on geo-location. There are many more little features on here that make owning a smart lock super convenient like giving guests access to your lock for a specific amount of time. This could be really handy for dog walkers, people watching your house etc.
Overall we love the August Smart Lock Pro + Connect. But we’d argue that the Connect module is a must buy in this situation to make sure the unit fully integrates into your smart home system (voice integration needs it for example). Especially if you just want to retrofit an existing dead bolt, this is the smart lock for your smart home.
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Specification: August Smart Lock Pro + Connect
Compatible with IFTTT
|Voice assistant compatibility|
Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, Google Assistant
Bluetooth, Wifi, Z-Wave, Z-Wave Plus
|Works with Nest|
Works with Nest certified