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August Smart Lock (1st Gen, 2014)

August Smart Lock (1st Gen, 2014)
alaScore 77

21 reviews

Aug, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 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 77/100 = Good quality.

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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 : Richard Baguley (tomsguide.com)

August Smart Lock Review: Best Budget Smart Lock

 

The August Smart Lock is the best budget lock, but you'll need to spend extra to connect it to Wi-Fi.

Credit: August

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Sean Hollister (gizmodo.com)

August Smart Lock and Connect Review: I'll Use Keys, Thanks

 

Four months ago, we called the August Smart Lock superb. I knew that sooner or later, I'd invite one into my home. I got my chance a few weeks ago with the August Connect dongle, a $50 add-on that gives the lock internet access so you can control it...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Andrew Tarantola (gizmodo.com)

August Smart Lock Review: A Great Lock that Moves With You

 

Smart locks, along with intelligent lights, are the standard bearers for today's home automation movement with some of the biggest names in security--looking at you Schlage and Kwikset -- offering internet-connected locks. But a San Francisco-based...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : John Carlsen (toptenreviews.com)

August Smart Lock Review

 

August Smart Lock is one of the best smart locks for convenience and control. While the lock won't compromise your security, it doesn't do much to improve it. In addition to extensive support services, the company offers August Access, which is a...

August Smart Lock is compatible with more smart home platforms than any other smart lock in our review.

This smart lock has the lowest potential to improve home security among the locks in our review.

August Smart Lock is easy to install, has many useful accessories and offers unique services. However, it lacks some security features of higher-ranked smart locks.

Oct, 2014

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
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