August Home First Smart Lock to Allow Amazon Alexa to “Unlock My Door”

Use Voice to Securely Unlock and Lock the Front Door or Check if the Door is Locked from Anywhere in the Home

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--August Home Inc, the leading provider of smart locks and smart home access products and services that make life more simple and secure, today added the ability to unlock the August Smart Lock with a voice command using Alexa-enabled devices. Now August Smart Lock users are able to ask Alexa to "unlock my door," using a secure voice PIN code in addition to locking and checking the status of an August Smart Lock.


"Last year, we launched the August Home smart lock skill, which allowed users to lock their door and check the status of their August Smart Lock from an Alexa-enabled device," said Jason Johnson, CEO of August Home Inc. "Before adding the unlock feature, we needed to be sure we could maintain our standard for security. Now users have the convenience of using Alexa to unlock their door using their voice and a secure voice PIN from anywhere in the home."

August Smart Lock customers using a 1st generation or 2nd generation lock can begin using Alexa by enabling the August Smart Lock skill within the Alexa app. The unlock skill requires users to set a 4-12 digit PIN code during the account linking process.

Using the August Smart Lock with Alexa-enabled devices also requires connecting the August Smart Lock to the Internet using either the August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge or August Doorbell Cam. All three products are available through the Amazon Launchpad program for startups.

Additionally, consumers can ask Alexa to order August products such as the August Smart Lock or August Connect from any Alexa voice-enabled device.

August Smart Home Access Solution

The August Smart Lock, August Smart Keypad and August Doorbell Cam, create the complete Smart Home Access Solution allowing people to manage their front door from anywhere. The August Smart Lock turns a smartphone into a smart key where consumers can lock and unlock their door, create virtual keys for guests, and keep track of who comes and goes with a 24/7 activity log. The August Smart Keypad also lets users create unique entry codes for family, friends and service providers to unlock an August Smart Lock without a traditional key or smartphone. The August Doorbell Cam lets consumers see and speak with visitors at the door, from anywhere, using a smartphone.

August Access

August products work in harmony with leading smart home brands to make life more simple and secure. August Access partners include Airbnb, Amazon, Apple, Logitech, Nest and Xfinity Home. For more information, visit August Access.

About August Home Inc

August builds smart home access products and services that are safer than traditional keys, make life easier, and put users in control of their front door from anywhere. With August Home products, users can create virtual keys to their home and easily grant access to house cleaners, dog walkers, delivery services, guests, friends, and family—and control how long that access lasts—all from a smartphone. August Home products work together, integrate with other smart devices and services, and are designed to fit naturally and elegantly into the home. August Home Inc is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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