August has announced a new Wi-Fi Smart Lock. The new lock is similar in appearance to the Smart Lock Pro, but it has a 45 percent smaller and 20 percent slimmer. The biggest bonus is that it does not need a separate hub to connect to Wifi. Meaning that it will work out of the box with HomeKit.
Just like existing models, the August lock fits onto the back half of the lock, meaning you don’t have to change your existing lock. The smart lock has a similar appearance as before, but August says the new lock has is rounder, with other subtle detail changes.
Users will control the smart lock through August’s smartphone app. The smart lock supports Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. It also features a illuminated badge to makes it easy to see if the lock is closed or open.
The previous Smart lock Pro used 4 AA batteries, however the Smart Lock wi-fi is powered by two CR123 batteries. Additionally, the company says it will last about the same time as the Smart Lock Pro.
The Wi-Fi Smart Lock takes most of the features from the Smart Lock Pro. This includes August’s DoorSense technology that alerts you when the door has been open for a certain amount of time. Plus remote locking and unlocking, activity history, sharing with friends and family Plus. You can also use the smart lock with Apple HomeKit, meaning in the Home app and automations.
The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock will come in matte black and silver finishes and will ship later in 2020. Don’t forget to subscribe to be first to find out when more information emerges. If you have a question or a comment, then leave it below. You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.