August Smart Lock by Yves Behar

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“Home entry as we know it is set for a shake up as renowned designer Yves Behar and tech entrepreneur Jason Johnson, co-founders in the August Smart Lock, forever change the way we access our homes.

The August Smart Lock re-examines all aspects of the traditional lock system, delivering more security and user friendliness than any other. Whereas traditional keys are easy to lose and copy, keypad codes can be easily shared, and biometrics are expensive and a challenge to install, the smart lock is a beautifully designed, easy to install, sociable device accompanied by a single mobile app that runs on your smartphone.

At a time when we easily use technology for our banking, retail or lifestyle tracking, it is logical to transform the way we access our home. The August Smart Lock works with your existing deadbolt, and allows you to send a virtual key to guests or contractors to gain entry into your home without the need for a physical exchange of keys. You can specify the number of guests, how long the keys are virtually active for and disable them at any time – making access simpler and more secure. As the homeowner, or a guest, arrives at the door it will auto-unlock without the need to pull ones phone out of the pocket, and auto-lock behind the user.

Once installed on your existing deadbolt, August simply uses a Bluetooth LE connection with your smartphone to lock and unlock the door. Whether a guest comes to stay, the dog walker is scheduled, or a delivery is expected, the August app can be used to send a virtual key that will open the door at your specified time, tailoring access according to the person. Once this time window expires, guests lose access privileges and you can be assured they no longer have access to your property – and with encrypted security, your virtual key can never be copied. Crucially, August is not dependent on your home power, so even if power or WiFi is down, your smart lock will still function smoothly.

Characterized by Yves Behar’s unrivalled eye for design, August has been developed into a product that brings style as well as security. August can be an expressive and fun tool that reaches far beyond basic home security, creating a social platform via the app’s Guestbook function; share photos, stories and comments for owners or guests to make them feel more at home. The app can also be used to send out invitations to friends to access your home when hosting a party. Ultimately, your friends and family’s access privileges become badges of trust.” august.com

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