It’s 2013 and our smartphones control our house thermostat, lighting and window shutters. What else can we use our smartphones for? Apparently doors as well! August Smart-Lock is a new smart system designed and invented by Jason Johnson and Yves Behar that installs in minutes over your existing deadbolt and syncs with your smartphone.
“Oh what’s the big deal…just another tech lock.” Well that’s where you’re wrong! Yes we have seen competitors introduce their devices in the past, including the Lockitron and Kevo, but nothing can possibly outweigh the August Smart-Lock.
Once installation is complete, you’ve got full access through your smartphone. Not to mention, access codes gives certain people assigned entry times and dates! Instead of giving your housekeeper the key to your house, which lets not forget can be copied easily these days, you can grant them access for however many hours on whichever day you want. August also implemented the auto-unlock feature, which recognizes your smartphone as soon as you get near the door.
Impressed? Not yet? Remote Access. Yes, that’s right…remote access allows you to open the door for guests anywhere and at anytime! You’re relaxing on a beach in the Maldives and someone needs something from behind your doors back home – click and done!
It’s quiet annoying how many keys I carry and I think it’s about time to change this habit.