Protecting your main home entrance might not seem so interesting, but once you have tested an August home security system, it will convince you immediately. The producer behind these innovative devices, the relatively new August company, is increasing its portfolio of SmartLock systems with a few recent products. In addition, it brings a collaboration program that is paving the way to a new application of their gadgets.
The guarantee of a full proof secured house has not really been achieved until now, with plenty of organizations fighting home dangers in many ways. August invested $45 million to improve its systems, but new comers like Butterfleye are getting closer and household names Dropcam or Nest want to protect your house as well.
August’s latest intelligent security system is called the “HomeKit Edition” and is paired with Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri. Basically, it uses voice control to lock, open or verify the position of the house’s doors. Its style got an update too, with an enhancement to the grip in hand and a perceivable signal of whether these doors are properly locked. It will have a retail price for $230, while the previous version is still sold for $200.
August’s new SmartLock system requires less than 10 minutes to be set up. It is a good security device to look at from inside your house, and it makes various sounds and lights up when it is opening and closing. The only situation when you might have some problems is when you get your key stuck in the door lock, but this happens extremely rare thanks to its sliding internal parts.
The app that manages all these operations, available for both Android and iOS operating systems, just could not be simpler to be used by anyone. Its notifications will probably take a bit to learn and you can invite different people and provide them different codes of access to the house, your personal workplace or wherever you install this smart security system. Of course, they too need the application to obtain access inside your home, so the house is more protected than only having key cards or keys around you.
Besides its SmartLock system, the company is offering an intelligent keypad to allow you to get into your home quicker or offer access to others. The awesome part about this feature, other than the part that it is not difficult to use like many keypads, is that homeowners can generate one-time codes for other people, family and friends. This device can be added to the whole system for just $80.
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