Unlike most smart locks, August’s AUG-SL04-M01-S04 changes your existing deadbolt into a smart lock without having to change your lock hardware in just minutes using a Phillips screwdriver! The simple, no hassle design of the installation, takes the existing interior of a lock and modifies it so that the original style of the outside hardware remains the same. The August Smart Lock is the perfect solution not only for homes but, also apartments and condos where changing the exterior of a door may be prohibited.
Once the lock is installed, users are then able to control it remotely using the August app on their smart device using Bluetooth. App features include the ability to not only lock the door but also to keep track of who comes and goes. Temporary keys can also be sent to friends and family from anywhere when the user is unable to be on the premises at a given time. The DoorSense sensor also adds an additional security feature to the lock by not only checking if the door is locked but also checking if the deadbolt has been thrown all the way. Some smart locks may claim a door is locked, despite this not always being the case.
The package comes with a silver smart lock, a DoorSense sensor, 4 AA batteries, a lock adapter, mounting hardware and an install guide.
The August Smart Lock is compatible with most single cylinder deadbolts. Not compatible with mortise, rim cylinder or interconnected locks. A current known compatible list can be found here.