The August is a new smart lock device that is compatible with the iPhone. The August device was put together by Jason Johnson and Yves Béhar. Béhar is known for serving as the chief creative officer of Jawbone that worked on products like the Jambox and the UP.
The August lock is made out of anodized aluminum and looks like a standard home lock. The August lock has several faceplates and deadbolt adapters so that it can fit with a majority of the locks on the market. It also uses two AA batteries. Once the battery power is low, you will receive a notification.
The August Smart Lock will not have a subscription fee and the lock can be programmed to allow friends and family to enter. Guests that enter can be monitored and it can be customized with certain timers. The timers feature can be useful if a neighbor has agreed to feed your fish at 7PM every day for a week while you are on vacation.
“The August smart lock is powered by Bluetooth low energy (BLE) technology, which will enable it to work without connecting to a WiFi network. The team claims that it’s the smallest electronic door lock on the market, and they say that it only takes 10 minutes to install,” said August in a statement.
The August smart lock is expected to go on sale later this year with an expected ship date of around November or December. It will cost $199 to purchase. If you would like to reserve one, visit their website at August.com.