Tag: August Smart Lock

Amazon Alexa Will Now Unlock The August Smart Lock Per Verbal Request

A recent update to an existing Alexa skill will allow August Smart Home customers to open their door with voice command. With the new update, users can verbally command Alexa to unlock their door for the first time. Previously, August customers could utilize Alexa to unlock their door, but the request had to be made directly from the Alexa app.

August Smart Lock

The August Smart Lock is one of the most popular Internet-connected locks on the market, along with the Schlage Sense and Kwikset Kevo. The August lock utilizes Bluetooth to communicate with the existing wireless router and relies on AA batteries for power.

 

August Smart Lock

Read More

Exploring The Protocols For Smart Locks

There are three wireless communication standards utilized in Smart Locks, including Z-Wave, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Each of these wireless communication standards are unique in their own way and make the lock’s smartness possible.

 

Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt

Read More

Exploring The Many Available Smart Lock Deals

The Smart Lock is the first connected device to get attention from consumers. The nifty device is capable of turning a traditional manual lock into a state-of-the-art locking marvel that can be remotely activated. The Smart Lock eliminates the need for a mechanical key, providing homeowners and tenants with the ability to access their home, utilizing a personal PIN, voice, touch, fingerprint or smartphone.

 

 

Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt

Schlage Sense Smart Lock

Read More

Wink And August Home Partner To Secure Your Front Door

The Internet of Things is classified as “Smart”, but only with the use of a gateway and Wi-Fi connection. Each has its own language, so it may or may not be able to communicate with the Smart devices connected to a home network. This is where the Smart hub will come into play, because it knows several languages, so it can communicate with innumerable devices.

 

Wink Partners With August Home To Support The August Smart Lock Read More

A Smart Lock Buying Guide For Beginners

Smart Locks offer a wide range of benefits, which are far too many to mention them all. If you are continuously locking and unlocking your entrance door, it may just be time for an upgrade. Many homeowners are trading their traditional deadbolt in for a Smart Lock that can be controlled from a smartphone or tablet.

 

Kwikset Kevo 2nd Gen Smart Lock

Read More

A Planned European Expansion Will Boost Nest’s Smart Home Growth

Nest, a leading provider of Smart Home products, announced this week a retail expansion to four European countries, including Austria, Spain, Germany and Italy. Nest products are already being utilized in 190 countries, but they were only sold in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, France, Ireland, Netherlands and Belgium. The expansion could potentially increase the company’s awareness in the European Smart Home market.

 

Nest Learning Thermostat

Nest Learning Thermostat

Read More

Activate Your August Smart Lock With Logitech’s Smart Button

Most homeowners rely on their smartphone to control their Smart Locks. While the smartphone makes a wonderful controller, many people spend hours conversing with their friends and family, along with playing games, leaving little time for the Smart Lock. Today, consumers are looking for Smart controls that offer voice automation and simple control capabilities.

 

Logitech Pop Home Switch For Smart Locks

Read More

Brinks Prepares For The Launch Of Its Smart Lock – Brinks Array

Brinks, Inc., a leading provider of security services, has been working on its solar Smart Lock, Brinks Array for the past year. The Amazon Echo integration will allow homeowners to activate the lock from Amazon Echo. However, the integration is similar to that of the August Smart Lock, where control is limited to manual manipulation.

 

Brinks Array Smart Lock

Read More

Favorite Smart Home Gadgets Of The Past That Will Carry Over To 2017

Smart Home products have lit up news websites almost every week for the past year. While, this is great for device manufacturers, it gives consumers extra products to ponder on. These gadgets have come a long way in how they function, installation and interact with humans. The reason consumers gravitate toward connected products is because they allow them to remotely control and automate specific items in and around their home.

 

August Pro Smart Home Access System

Read More

Everything You Need To Know About The Apple HomeKit

Apple released its HomeKit software platform in 2014, since then it has grown in popularity significantly. Apple’s intention was to create a platform that would allow users to manage their home automation devices with ease. HomeKit integrates with a long list of connected gadgets, including door locks, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, thermostats, lighting fixtures, shades, appliances, doorbells and security cameras.

 

Apple HomeKit

Read More