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August Smart Lock (1st Gen, 2014)

August Smart Lock (1st Gen, 2014)
alaScore 75

20 reviews

Jul, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of August Smart Lock (1st Gen, 2014). The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the August Smart Lock (1st Gen, 2014) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Rich Brown (cnet.co.uk)

August Smart Lock brings your front door online with style

 

This long-awaited, Yves Behar-designed smart lock finally hits the market. It's not perfect, but it's one of the best connected door locks yet.

Good looks, strong user management, and convenient automated features make the August Smart Lock a leader in its niche.

Android users don't get auto-unlock at launch, Bluetooth can cause irritating connection lag, you can't control the August Smart Lock over Wi-Fi without a separate hub and at $250 it's one of the most expensive smart locks available.

We haven't seen a flawless smart lock yet, but the August Smart Lock comes closer than any of its competitors thanks to its ease of use and overall polish.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Megan Wollerton (cnet.co.uk)

Can August lock down the smart lock market?

 

August is another entrant into the smart lock market. Its relatively low $199 price makes it an appealing option for DIY home automation fans.

Expert review by : Megan Wollerton (cnet.co.uk)

August locks down its smart lock shipping schedule

 

Pre-ordered August smart locks start shipping today, with a public release following soon after.

Expert review by : Brendan Nystedt (wired.com)

Review: August Smart Lock

 

The redesigned August Smart Lock lets you use your phone as your key.

Affordable new price. Doesn't skimp on features like DoorSense. New design is still minimalist and clean.

No Alexa or Google Assistant compatibility without extra purchase. Auto Unlock can be hit-or-miss due to Bluetooth geofencing.

Sep, 2017

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Expert review by : John R. Delaney (pcmag.com)

August Smart Lock

 

The August Smart Lock is a sharp-looking door lock that uses Bluetooth technology to lock and unlock your door using your smartphone. It's a snap to install and easy to manage.

Easy to install. Stylish. Straightforward app. Works as advertised.

Expensive. Some authorization lag.

Conclusions The August Smart Lock offers an easy and attractive way to bring connected home technology to your house without the need for a third party Z-Wave or ZigBee hub. Unlike most smart locks, it uses your existing lock hardware (and keys) and is...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Rich Brown (cnet.com)

August Smart Lock review

 

Editor's note, Feb. 13, 2015: This review has been updated to account for the August Connect WiFi accessory.

Good looks, strong user management, and convenient automated features make the August Smart Lock a leader in its niche.

Android users don't get auto-unlock at launch, Bluetooth can cause irritating connection lag, you can't control the August Smart Lock over Wi-Fi without a separate hub and at $250 it's one of the most expensive smart locks available.

We haven't seen a flawless smart lock yet, but the August Smart Lock comes closer than any of its competitors thanks to its ease of use and overall polish.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Megan Wollerton (cnet.com)

Can August lock down the smart lock market?

 

August is another entrant into the smart lock market. Its relatively low $199 price makes it an appealing option for DIY home automation fans.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Nate Swanner (slashgear.com)

August Connect and August Smart Lock review

 

Your connected home is only complete if it's secure, and that starts at the front door. Though several cameras and motion sensors plan to tell you if something is going on, there's no better first step for security than a locked door. There's also...

If you want a lock that is more convenient than your existing one, August is an easy recommendation. The ability to remotely lock and unlock your door — sometimes from halfway around the world if you needed to — is really convenient. Granting...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Rich Brown (cnet.com.au)

August Smart Lock brings your front door online with style

 

The August Smart Lock nails most of the things I'd want in a connected door lock. It's easy to install. It looks good (yes, despite its size) and the August app (in iOS, at least) gives you the right balance between flexibility and keeping things safe...

Good looks, strong user management, and convenient automated features make the August Smart Lock a leader in its niche

Android users don't get auto-unlock at launch, Bluetooth can cause irritating connection lag, you can't control the August Smart Lock over Wi-Fi without a separate hub and at $250 it's one of the most expensive smart locks available

We haven't seen a flawless smart lock yet, but the August Smart Lock comes closer than any of its competitors thanks to its ease of use and overall polish.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Megan Wollerton (cnet.com.au)

Can August lock down the smart lock market?

 

August is another entrant into the smart lock market. Its relatively low $199 price makes it an appealing option for DIY home automation fans.

Jan, 2014
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