House Tech Love: August Smart Lock

 August Smart Lock operates the deadbolt using a smartphone-to-Bluetooth connection.

August Smart Lock operates the deadbolt using a smartphone-to-Bluetooth connection.

Irwin Weiner ASID - We're constantly looking for smart house design elements to improve the quality everyday life, and the August Smart Lock system is a great way to give anyone a virtual key to your home. You program on your smartphone who can enter, you can find out when and for how long they've been in your home, and you can take away or limit their ability to access the lock. The system is installed on the interior side of the door, a Bluetooth LE connection and smartphone app does the work (it has its own independent power source so if your power goes out, your door is still secure), and the system works with your existing dead bolt. There's no more need for physical keys, although you can still use keys if you'd like.