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August - Smart Lock Bluetooth Keyless Home Entry - Red

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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4
Very good idea, decent product. Posted by: from: Chicago, IL on Very easy to install. Very well thought out product. The cost is high, but as the only product of its kind. It can be justified for now. I would expect the price to drop as they make the enhancements needed to make this the top product in this niche. My biggest concern is the shims provided to match the pin on the locking bar are not very strong. The lock mechanism itself has a lot of play in it do to these loose fitting shims. Color selection is good. Blue tooth works well. Software is decent and should improve with the updates needed to make this a first class product.

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

5
Safe, Stable, and Secure Posted by: from: on Installation was relatively easy as I had a standard lock that was being replaced by the August Smart Lock. Its 'auto' unlock as Im nearing the house is my fav feature. No more fumbling around for keys or opening the garage. Was easy provind the key sequence to all family members as well. All in all a great buy!!

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

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Tedious and unreliable Posted by: 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.

12 out of 13 found this review helpful.

1
Inconsistent operation, poor support Posted by: 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.

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

5
Terrific Tech Posted by: 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.

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

5
Good start to smart locking Posted by: from: on I have had the August smart lock for about three months now and it is working as I expected. I do not use the auto lock feature as I feel like I would definitely lock myself or girlfriend out of the house at some point. The Bluetooth works pretty well. The one downside is you cannot be more than 8-10 feet away for the lock to be recognized by your phone. Not a big deal for me and you can buy the connect or doorbell to connect the lock to the Internet so it can be connected to virtually anyware. The locking/unlocking can take longer than 10 seconds sometimes but usually if your in range it takes less than 5. The app is pretty easy to use. Installing the lock took about 10 minutes. A few critices I have would be on the software side, add widgets, Android wear and IFTTT support.

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

5
Great Addition to Home Automation Posted by: from: on This is a great addition to any home automation. The ease of installation was surprisingly simple and the instructions were very easy to follow and understand. Setting the lock up with my smartphone was a snap and allowing a guest into my home with there smartphone was both amusing and amazing (especially to the guest). Definitely makes it easy to carry in all the groceries at once or a larger purchase since the door will automatically unlock when I get close enough to it. This is one lock i have already recommended to my friends whom both live in an apartment and who own there home. Myself living in an apartment this smartlock was the best option since it doesn't require the removal or replacement of the apartment installed deadbolt.

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

4
Works Good Posted by: 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.

4
Almost perfect Posted by: from: San Antonio, TX on Two Problems: 1) The auto unlock doesn't always work. The first few weeks were hit and miss. Recently though, it is almost 100%. Not sure what changed. 2) If the deadbolt isn't lined up correctly, it won't lock. This is probably correctible, but for now, I have to pull on the door to get it to lock. But if I ever need to lock my door while away, I'm SOL. I don't have the connect, so it is not a problem yet. Quick example of why I love this product: We went away for the holidays and left a key with the neighbor to take care of our cats. The next day we got a call from the neighbor saying the key didn't work. Not sure what we would have done if not for this product. I sent her an August "key" and voila! Cats survived.

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

5
Awesome Posted by: from: on I have this on my front door and I love it. It seriously impresses my friends and means that if in an emergency I need someone to get in I can text them an access code, with full control for how long, etc. There are features that require the wifi Smart Lock router, such as having the door automatically unlock as it senses your approach (truly amazing). I think if you were doing Air BnB with rooms in your home or wanted to have controlled access to different parts of the house for guests or boarders, or on a rental property...this thing is great, as you can change up the access code and even customize for each one who will need to have access, with full control on setting and revoking access. You can have multiple locks at your fingertips on your iPhone through the app, which is simple and easy to use. I could go on and on. Saw it demo'd at a Best Buy event and was hooked.

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

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