After being revealed at CES 2020, August has officially launched its 4th gen Wi-Fi Smart Lock.

“We’re always looking to explore how far we can push front door access and the next frontier we wanted to tackle was fitting all the benefits of an August Smart Lock into a more discreet, yet beautiful package,” said Jason Johnson, co-founder of August. “Designing and building this new compact smart lock that offers as many capabilities as it does was no easy feat, so we are extremely proud to be able to provide our current and future customers with the best available product on the market.”

The new Wi-Fi Smart Lock is 45% smaller in overall volume and 20% slimmer than the company’s Smart Lock Pro.

August Smart Lock Pro (left) and new August Wi-Fi Smart Lock (right)

The lock has textured ridges on the sides for improved tactility when using it manually. It is made from a combination of anodized aluminum and steel. Installing is easy as it uses your existing deadbolt.

Previous locks required a Wi-Fi hub to use but the new August Wi-Fi Smart Lock has built-in Wi-Fi. Just connect the smart lock to your home Wi-Fi via the app and its ready to go.

The lock features DoorSense technology that will let customers check the status of their door remotely.

The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is compatible with the Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Samsung SmartThings as well as Airbnb and Alarm.com.

The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock will launch on in the US from August.com and Best Buy US and other US retailers on May 17th. It’ll cost $249 USD and come in silver and black colour options.

For Canadians, the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock will cost $329 CAD and will be available from Best Buy Canada starting May 18th.

Source: August

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