After a bit of an understandable delay, August has finally released their updated Smart Lock, which is now available via the company’s website. The company are selling the new lock – which comes in Silver or Matte Black – for US$249.99, or if you want to add the August Keypad, you can get the combo pack for just $309.99.
The new model no longer uses Bluetooth for its main connection, but Wi-fi. This means the August Connect Wifi bridge they also sell will no longer be required for those out of reach of their Home Hub (Apple TV, HomePod etc).
The other difference is down to size; the lock is overall 45% smaller in volume, and 20% slimmer than the current model, the August Lock Pro. As it uses wifi, the battery arrangement has changed from four AA batteries to two CR123 batteries, also commonly referred to as half AA batteries.
The company’s DoorSense technology is retained, and will still work with the three main smart home ecosystems. As already, mentioned, the lock comes in two finishes new finishes – Matt Black and Silver with the company’s previous offerings being Silver and grey options). August has also opted for a new design for the turn part of the lock itself.
- Diameter: 72mm
- Depth: 46mm
- August Wi-Fi Smart Lock
- DoorSenseTM sensor
- 2 CR123 batteries
- Lock adapter & mounting hardware
- Free August app for iOS or Android
- iOS or Android smartphone
- Single-cylinder deadbolt lock
- Wi-Fi® internet connection (802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz)
- Works with single cylinder deadbolts.
You can order the new lock directly from the August website today.