Today Apple news, August Releases 4th Generation Wi-Fi Smart Lock.
August presents its 4th generation of its smart lock, the Wi-Fi smart lock at Pepcom’s Digital Experience! at CES. Andy Lopez, Account Strategist, explained the features of this innovative Smart Lock to us.
Unlike other locks, the Wi-Fi smart lock is attached to your existing deadbolt inside your door, so you can still use your old physical keys to lock and unlock. But don’t worry, even if there is a power failure or the 2 CR123 batteries die, you can still manually operate the lock to enter and exit.
But when the lock is connected to your Wi-Fi network (802.11 b / g / n 2.4 GHz) and you run the free August app (for iOS or Android), you can enjoy the benefits of this smart lock. The app’s activity feed will notify you of your door’s status, using the DoorSense sensor to tell you when your door is open or closed, as well as many other events.
You can manage virtual guest keys to grant access to your friends, family, and other trusted people who are also running the app. You can also choose to use biometric verification such as Touch ID or Face ID to provide an additional level of security.
The primary user benefits from the auto unlock that knows when you are arriving and unlocks the door, and the auto lock will lock the door when you leave. You can be sure that the connection to your lock is secure through the use of 128-bit AES and TLS encryption. The lock works with all major assistive technologies, such as Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant, and Alexa.
The August Wi-Fi smart lock costs US $ 249.99 and can be purchased from their site, as well as business partners such as Amazon and Home Depot.