In an age where the SMARTness of technology has overpowered nearly all archaic domains of life from Optimizing Brain Fitness to Sensing Temperature, August Smart Lock comes in with a special touch in home security. Only this time, the plan is to make you get rid of those rusted bunch of keys and think of a much safer and effortless mode of security. A durable anodized Aluminium device, August Smart Lock’s intuitive interface not only lets you unlock your doors through mobile applications but also gives you the magical power of control in deciding who can enter your premises when you are absent. Just imagine, you can now tell your “not-so-mattering-yet-nagging” friends “Stay Away from my grounds” Virtually! Welcome to the era of “Internet of Things”.
Smart Lock technology encrypted with a mobile app
Coming into the limelight earlier this year, founders Jason Johnson and Yves Behar have been determined to come up with one of the coolest gadgets for home security with August Smart Lock. Powered by Standard AA batteries and with reliable Bluetooth technology, this lock works independently of your home internet and electricity services. So, whether it’s a power shutdown or internet failure, August operates without any disruption. Now, you might also wonder that since August is encrypted with an Android and iPhone app, what will happen if your phone battery dies down. Well, you need not worry much because August will always be able to accommodate a traditional key. If you really don’t want any more “key business”, then all you need to do is get your friends phone, download the app, type in your password and there you go. Not only this, you can give access to your contacts through virtual keys directly from your phone and even set a time-limit. So for example, your sister could have a 24/7 access whereas the plumber has only a few hours for a particular day. You could also incorporate the key access with party invitations and get rid of those so-called well wishers who happen to always ruin your special days with unwanted presence! Don’t you think this is a spectacular innovation?
Auto-Unlock and Everlock are the star features
Two other features which has kept August in the news recently are Auto-Unlock and Everlock. With Auto-Unlock, August senses your presence even before you reach out for your phone just like your family would. For all those who keep forgetting to lock their front doors time and again, Everlock is for you. It automatically senses when you have closed the door and locks it accordingly. In an interview with Mashable, Jason said “With EverLock, there is an optional setting to temporarily disable EverLock if you leave the house without your smartphone. This is particularly convenient if you’re just running out to your car or taking out the trash.” This entire Smart Lock system will not only keep your dream house safe but also make you feel that inner connection with the virtual world.
Now all that you need to do is pre order this Doorguard of tomorrow scheduled to ship in the first quarter of 2014. At $199, August could be the perfect gift idea for those friends who love to keep their homes protected, in short “Everyone”. Within 10 minutes, they would be able to experience the magic of Smart Home Security. Happy Gadgeting!