A new company called August has released a promo video of their upcoming Smart Lock product, and it looks very sweet! Imagine never having to fumble through your pocket for your keys again, or having to rush home from work to let some guests in. Check out the video below to see how it works.
Through a Bluetooth low energy (BLE) enabled locking mechanism and an elegant and intuitive mobile application, August allows you to send a virtual key to anyone you choose to have access to your home. August retrofits to your existing deadbolt and installs in less than ten minutes. It relies on the same secure communications technology used by financial institutions for online banking, giving only desired individual’s access to your property for set amounts of time. As the homeowner or a guest arrives at the door, August auto-unlocks and welcomes you into the home hands-free.