Keep your home secure with this August Smart Lock AUG-SL-RED, which features Bluetooth technology that lets you lock and unlock your door from your Apple® iOS or Android device. Instant invites let you give custom access to friends and family.
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Including devices with Apple iOS and Android operating systems for easy keyless entry.
Works with most standard deadbolts (not included)
For easy installation on your existing lock. Note: Not compatible with Mortise, Integrated Lock & Handle and Rim Cylinder locks.
Works with Nest
Unlock your August Smart Lock and alert your Nest Thermostat to switch to Home and begin warming or cooling your home. Lock your door on the way out and it will set your Nest Thermostat to Away to help you save energy.
Instant custom invites
Let you grant access to friends and family for specific periods of time, so you can control who is entering your home.
Senses your approach
August Smart Lock detects when your device approaches and unlocks electronically.
Maintains the exterior deadbolt for a discreet appearance.
For consistent power, even when power, Wi-Fi or cable are down.
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bluetooth never works
Posted by: jenny212 from: on
the bluetooth on this thing is so weak it never ever works. what a joke. i wish i could give it - 10 stars.
44 out of 58 found this review helpful.
Tedious and unreliable
Posted by: 17holeinone from: on
I tried to replace my Kevo lock with this one because the Kevo is slow. This one is just as bad, but a little worse, you need to take your phone out of your pocket, open the app, wait for it to connect, then open the lock. All this while you are standing in the rain in front of your locked door. It feels like forever.
The other big issue is that the automatic lock feature works 99.99% of the times, which is great, except for that 1 time when it doesn't and you leave the door unlocked, in reality that means that I need to wait 30 seconds to make sure it did in fact lock it, I can't risk it, this is something I need 100% reliability.
I still have it installed, but I use the key to open it, I don't have time to wait for the app ...
There is an auto-unlock feature which only works on iOS and is extremely unreliable, in reality it is only for when you arrive home from work, not when you approach the door after throwing out the trash ...
Sorry, I hate giving a bad review. I'll fix it by saying the design is great, the build quality solid, and installation takes 1 minute, very well done.
13 out of 14 found this review helpful.
i love this
Posted by: Pi35 from: on
I installed the August and loved it... i bought one for my parents as well. I was able to open up when my brother stopped by unannounced.... even though i was at work!
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Don't buy unless you want to be left outside
Posted by: AlbertoMic from: on
I knew that eventually I would have to change the batteries but they have a problem in their system
There should be an alarm that turn off when your batteries turn 25% but it is not working on all the cases
So I left my house and couldn't get in later because the batteries where partially dead
I spoke to August asking for a refund, they said the only way to get a refund is from the seller, I explain them that Best Buy won't change a product after 4 months, they didn't care
Please don't buy this product you are taking the risk to be left out and they won't return your money
Ther phone service is gentle but they won't return your money
11 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Its fine though...
Posted by: Olleh from: Oklahoma on
Easy to install. - its super simple to install this and it works really well...
Easy to pull a battery out to reset. - ...Well it works really well as long you don't mind resetting it every once in a while which is super easy to do.
You can't ditch your key yet. keep it handy, but at least you don't have to use it as often.
I also got the Connect and I can't recommend it. It is disconnected more often than it is connected and has been rather pointless.
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Conary from: on
I like the idea ,
but sometimes it doesn't work and it forces me to use the key ,
I would like it had an option to open the door automatically to everyone In account ( wife and kids ) soonest day approach home , it only works like that to one person , everyone else need to pick up the phone and open the door or use the key .
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Good product, could use some refinement.
Posted by: Mark from: on
I am pretty happy with this product so far. We added the wifi unit and really appreciate being able to lock and unlock the door remotely as well. And the August will usually unlock the door automatically when I arrive to the house. That's a good feature. I guess my only complaint is that sometimes the unit takes a few more seconds than I want it to take to communicate with my phone when I'm trying to leave the house. I'm still trying to figure out if this is my phone or the August. I have a new-ish iPhone 6. But, anyway, it's not so long that I dislike the product, just want it to be faster.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Inconsistent operation, poor support
Posted by: BirdBath from: on
The reviews were great and this lock looked perfect on paper. When I installed it the auto unlocking worked maybe 1 out of 10 times and the key was difficult to turn when unlocking, it felt like you were going to break the key. I then purchased the wifi connect so we could control it remotely, but this turned out to be a hit or miss operation as well. The lock then started to auto unlock while I was home, at midnight, 3am, 6am, etc.. I called August for help, and didn't get any. They said Maybe i was in-between cell towers and nothing could done on their end. I adjusted the geo fence settings at their suggestion, but it kept randomly unlocking the door while i was home. I've removed it and it's too late to return, so I'm stuck with an expensive lesson. Don't buy this lock if you're looking to secure your home.
5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Tschu from: Houston, TX on
I have read previous reviews concerning the lag in the lock responding and if you are wanting something which opens in matter of seconds then this is not for you. It does not take more than 20 seconds for me most times but I use this for convenience of not giving keys to my children's nanny and my house keeper. I can set a schedule for them and not worry about people having access when they should not.
It also allows for my children to not have to remember their keys when going to their friends or out. They never forget their phones and so I do not have to worry.
Though I would say I think the firmware needs to be updated since I have experienced at times the lock being unresponsive.
Over all pleased and it does what I want it to do.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Posted by: ChrisG from: on
I was initially taken aback by the size of the lock. It is an imposing lock to be sure, however there is a lot of tech in there, not to mention the 4 'AA' batteries and motors, sensors and the like. Once installed and set up (I also have the August Connect WiFi AP"s) I have found the lock to be reliable and dependable. The geo-fence works perfectly every time. I know when my family comes and goes, and I can be sure that the doors are locked from anywhere. Unlike other smart lock WiFi AP's there is no monthly subscription fee and setup is a breeze, even with secure WLAN encryption. I have read several negative reviews from those who have misaligned doors, latches etc. I'm sure the intent of the August Lock is not to correct deficiencies with the door, but to augment properly working doors. I had to do some aligning, as well as replacing some aged hardware, but the investment was well worth it. My only gripe is that the battery cover falls off from time-to-time, unless of course I want it to. Then it seems to hang on for dear life! Otherwise a worthwhile investment. I have two of them.