August Home has announced a series of new features for the products that comprise its Smart Home Access System – August Smart Lock, August Doorbell Cam and August Smart Keypad.
Need to provide weekly access for a house cleaner or temporary access to an Airbnb guest while on holiday? August Smart Lock owners can now choose to assign ‘Temporary’, ‘Recurring’ and ‘Always On’ entry-codes for increased control over access to a home or rental property from a smartphone.
Want extra security at home? New image preview alerts for August Doorbell Cam allow users to see who is at the door before deciding whether to answer it or not. On iOS, simply press and hold the expandable alert on the iPhone when a visitor presses the doorbell or when motion is detected to see a snapshot of outside the door. Android users not only have this feature but can also choose to automatically view live video or preview a full-screen image.
Nearly half of all August Smart Lock customers use Auto-Unlock as the main way they enter the home. As you approach, the door unlocks automatically so there’s no need to hunt for keys or even your phone. This is a real bonus if it’s raining or you have your hands full. Now, new features include Auto-Unlock contextual alerts to give users real-time updates such as when Auto-Unlock is triggered and actively communicating with the August Smart Lock.
The August Smart Home Access System is $489 from the August online store. Products are also sold individually.