August Wi-Fi Smart Lock by Yves Behar
The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock represents the next generation of smart lock technology, combining a streamlined aesthetic with leading contactless technology.
Building the best smart home has been the dream of Jason Johnson, August CEO, and Yves Behar CCO of fuseproject, both have been building the August product, experience, and business for the past seven years, with a mission to reinvent home access. All along, they have continued to be excited about building the best products, and since the sale to Assa-Abloy and Yale 2 years ago, they have continued to make August the undisputed leader in smart home access.
Unhindered by keys, Jason Johnson and Yves Behar are allowing families to come in and out of their home safely and reliably, and with the latest August product, they continue to make that dream a reality. After launching 9 door entry locks, cameras, and keypads, the designer and CEO of August are thrilled to introduce the latest category-defining August product: the completely re-imagined, smallest sized smart lock ever, and always connected August Wi-Fi Smart Lock.
Designed and engineered from the ground-up, this new flagship smart lock is the most advanced smart lock on the market. Yves Behar and Jason Johnson had this advance in their sights since the early days of August, and after 2 years of development they achieved the balance of features and functionality with a form factor the size of a doorknob. It is August’s smallest, most comprehensive smart lock to date. With Wi-Fi connection built-in (no additional bridge needed), the lock offers the highest level of smart software, without the bulk of the previous generations.
Close collaboration between the August and fuseproject teams lead to a compact design impressively 45% smaller in volume and 20% slimmer than the previous pro model. This significant decrease in size and the addition of on-board wi-fi and the latest technology makes the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock the perfect solution for any smart home.
The August design philosophy has always called for high-quality materials and finishes, which ensures performance, durability, and matches the expectations of premium hardware. For this latest generation lock, in addition to metals such as a zinc-aluminum alloy, detailed ownable design elements for a next-generation look and feel were added.
The most noticeable design change is the face of the lock which accesses the batteries and integrates LEDs status lights behind the August badge. The softer surface transitions and rounded edges, as well as the textured ridges on the surround of the lock is a refinement that invites tactility when the lock is rotated manually. Lastly, you’ll notice a new August badge which visually helps identify if the device is locked or not.
Like all of the August home products, the new lock is powered by the 5 star-rated August app, granting users the ability to secure and monitor their house from anywhere in the world with their phone. The lock bestows users remote access with unlimited guest keys, the ability to lock and unlock their door, and to always know who’s coming and going. They can also remotely check the status of their door at any time: open, closed, locked, or unlocked thanks to August’s DoorSense technology.
Easy to install, the lock attaches to the door’s existing deadbolt so users can keep their original keys, and requires no adjustments to the exterior of the door hardware. Besides remote access functionality, its Wi-Fi-enabled capabilities include voice assistant compatibility and integration with major hosting platforms and home security systems.
With August Home, the designers are continuing to make the smart home an accessible reality, providing never before experienced intelligence, awareness, and security at your door.
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