August Unveils iPhone Controlled Smart Lock

Posted May 30, 2013 at 4:13pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 17478 views

Designer Yves Behar and technology entrepreneur Jason Johnson have launched new company called August and unveiled their first product - an iPhone controlled Smart Lock.

Through a Bluetooth low energy (BLE) enabled locking mechanism and an elegant and intuitive mobile application, August allows you to send a virtual key to anyone you choose to have access to your home. August retrofits to your existing deadbolt and installs in less than ten minutes. It relies on the same secure communications technology used by financial institutions for online banking, giving only desired individual's access to your property for set amounts of time. As the homeowner or a guest arrives at the door, August auto-unlocks and welcomes you into the home hands-free.

The August Smart Lock is made from high quality materials and features a design that provides visual cues about the lock's status and battery life. The lock is available in different colors to fit into any home's decor.

Shipping is slated to begin later this year. The lock will cost $199. You can reserve yours at the link below. Check out the video for more details.

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ariesjones - June 17, 2014 at 1:34pm
I am seeing that this is only door lock device alone, so maybe this is also capable to use for ordinary wood doors just like the one I got recently at the door shop along Bay Area in San Francisco. It's a exterior door, please check this for the photo of the doors.
Robert Johnson - June 1, 2013 at 4:58pm
Good for an interior house door no way for exterior door. It will go dead - when it's pouring rain and you're try ing get in.
Tibi - June 1, 2013 at 12:53pm
There is a hack for that !
sidewinder - June 1, 2013 at 1:49pm
I'd bet it's more difficult to hack the smart lock than to learn to pick the more common lock.
dave - May 31, 2013 at 5:07am
Big copy cat! and old news...Look at other options that came before August Smart Lock! "Lockitron" or "Keyvo by Kwikset"
Schlep - May 31, 2013 at 12:21am
So the assumption is that the plumber and everyone else has to own an iPhone AND have bluetooth installed AND have the August App installed? That's asking for too much. How about at least extending it to Android because all the teenagers I know own Androids, not iPhones.
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