New Features Deliver Greater Control Over the Front Door
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--August Home, Inc. the leading provider of smart locks and smart home access products and services, today announced a series of new features for the products that make up the August Smart Home Access Solution - August Smart Lock, August Doorbell Cam and August Smart Keypad. The new features reinforce the company's goal of delighting customers by continually innovating and adding new capabilities to the products August customers rely on daily to control access to their home.
"We've designed our products to take advantage of technological advancements and deliver added value over time, automatically," said Herve Letourneur, Vice President of Products for August Home, Inc. "Whether it's a more intuitive user interface, a completely new feature or a new partner integration, we're constantly updating our products to improve the customer experience."
August Smart Lock: Turn on Contextual Alerts for Auto-Unlock
Auto-Unlock is a magical experience unique to August Smart Locks - the door unlocks automatically when arriving home, eliminating the need to reach for a phone or keys. Nearly half of all August Smart Lock customers use Auto-Unlock as the primary way they enter the home. New Auto-Unlock contextual alerts give users real-time updates such as when Auto-Unlock is triggered and actively communicating with the August Smart Lock.
Contextual alerts also let users know when they leave the "neighborhood," setting Auto-Unlock to Away Mode. Users who already use Auto-Unlock can activate the new "You left your neighborhood" alerts in the August Smart Lock Settings menu.
Smart Keypad: Set Temporary or Recurring Entry Codes
Need to provide weekly access for a house cleaner or temporary access to an Airbnb guest or a neighbor while on vacation? 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.
Temporary entry code: A time-bound entry code that allows access for a specified time period and automatically expires.
Recurring entry code: A weekly entry code that allows access for a specific time period that repeats weekly.
Always On entry code: Works all the time until the Owner disables the entry code.
August Doorbell Cam: Get Image Preview Alerts
New image preview alerts for August Doorbell Cam let users immediately see who is at the door to quickly determine if they want to answer the door for a visitor. On iOS, simply press and hold the expandable alert on the iPhone when a visitor presses the doorbell button or when motion is detected to see a snapshot of the activity outside the door. Android users have this feature and can also choose to automatically view live video or preview a full screen image, all before deciding whether to answer the door or not.
Update House Name and Photo
Want to update a house name and photo in the August app? Settings are now all available from a single menu, making it easier to update house settings such as the house name and photo or manage multiple August products.
Doorbell Cam image preview alerts on iOS requires an iPhone 6S or higher. Setting Temporary and Recurring entry codes for the August Smart Keypad requires a 2nd generation August Smart Lock. Remotely setting entry codes require an August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge or an August Doorbell Cam.
August Smart Home Access Solution
The August Smart Lock, August Smart Keypad and August Doorbell Cam, create the complete August Smart Home Access Solution that turns a smartphone into a command center for the front door, 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 products become even more powerful with the ability to integrate leading brands and platforms that expand the capabilities of the products. August Access partners include leading platforms such as Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, the Google Assistant and Nest. Additional August partners include premier security provider Honeywell Total Connect, Wink and Logitech Harmony. 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.