August Smartlock: Never Fumble For Your Keys Again!
With contactless cards and keyless cars showing a marked rise in popularity in the last two years, it is about time that someone finally solved the problem of fumbling for your keys with cold stiff fingers, or sifting through the pile of things in your handbag as my wife often has too. We at TechPicks had been discussing this last week, and lo and behold, there is an answer, Yves Behar’s August Smart Lock.
Use your smartphone to open your front door, it’s that simple! Pair your smartphone, using Bluetooth, with the simple to install lock, and then use the app to unlock your door just by being near it! All you have to do is approach your door, August recognizes your presence and automatically unlocks, and after 60 seconds, will automatically lock itself again.
But wait! It gets better! Say you're at work and need to let the plumber in? Or your partner needs to stop in and pick something up? No key? No problem. You can simply use the app along with your contacts list and send a custom invite for that person. A one use invite that lets them in at the time you pick, along with notifications to tell you that they have arrived, and left again later!
August isn’t connected to your Wi-Fi, or your power grid, so there is no risk of downtime. It is powered by a built-in battery that notifies you when it is running low, and even if it does run out, August can still be used as a normal lock, with your now outdated key.
At $250 dollars, it is a bit more expensive than other Bluetooth locking devices out there, but the functionality and user interface, through the smartphone app is really superb!
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