Rentals and Smart Home Survey Finds Competitive Edge

Andrew Burger for TeleCompetitor:  Travelers are more willing to make a reservation for short-term rental housing if the housing has smart home features, according to a rentals and smart home survey conducted by Edelman Intelligence for  smart home products provider August Home, Inc.

Eighty percent of vacation guests and 92% of business travelers said they would be more likely to complete a reservation for short-term accommodation rentals that were equipped with smart home technology, such as smart door locks, lighting, smart TVs, entertainment systems and doorbell cameras.  Cont'd...

August Home Delivers Smarter Home Access with August Doorbell Cam and Nest Cam Integration

Gives Consumers a Complete View of Who's at the Front Door and What's Happening Inside and Outside the Home, All from the August App

August Home Ships HomeKit Enabled 2nd Generation Smart Lock

New Smart Lock uses voice commands such as "Siri, is my door locked?" to lock, unlock and check the status of doors

August Home Ships Doorbell Cam; Lets Users See and Speak with Visitors at Their Door From Anywhere

August Smart Home Access System offers unmatched security and control over access to the front door

August Unveils New Products and Services to Transform Home Access

August Home, Inc., today announced August Access, a first-of-its-kind platform that provides secure, trusted home access via the August Smart Lock for top service providers, including home repair, delivery, shipping, cleaning, elderly care, dog walking, among others. To enable this, the company unveiled a new line of products: the August Smart Lock - HomeKit enabled, the August Smart Keypad, and the August Doorbell Cam.

August’s goal has always been to build products and services that enable people to monitor and manage entry into their homes from wherever they are, making life simpler and more secure. These new products, along with August Access, create a cohesive system that revolutionizes the way people interact with their homes, removing the barriers that currently exist with home delivery services and overall access, while providing total visibility, control, and increased security to the front door.

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Nest Gets Into the Smart-Lock Game by Going Old School

CADE METZ for Wired:  Today, Yale, the company, unveiled a digital lock that taps into the “smart home” system designed by Nest. The Google-owned Nest makes Internet-connected thermostats, security cameras, and smoke detectors that also handle carbon monoxide, but that’s not all. It also offers a variety of tools that let other companies connect their own devices with the various Nest gadgets. The idea is that you can control all these devices with a single smartphone app—and that each device can talk to the others. You can, say, set your security camera to start recording when someone opens your door lock—or program your door lock to say something when you step into a house full of carbon monoxide.
But the new Yale lock, dubbed Linus, is a little different from other devices. It’s the first third-party device designed to communicate with Nest gadgets directly, via a wireless network set up inside your home. Previously, such devices could only reach Nest gear in a roundabout way, over the Internet. And this has its drawbacks.  Cont'd...

Indiegogo - Westinghouse Security Releases Nucli, the World's Smartest Deadbolt on Indiegogo

New smart lock redefines home security, enabling homeowners to see who is at their door and interact with them from wherever they are - home or away

Kwikset Partners with Design Expert Sabrina Soto to Help Homeowners Upgrade Their Homes for Less

New contemporary door levers from Kwikset allow homeowners to give their homes a more modern feel for less than $50.00

Smart Home Interview - Kwikset Electronic Lock

Homeowners using this technology can lock their door from their cell phone, or receive a text message when their child arrives home from school.

Yale Launches Z-Wave Locks to UK Market

Yale hopes the days of worrying that you've forgotten your keys are over, with the launch of their new Keyless Connected Z-Wave Smart Lock.

Schlage Control Smart Locks Featuring ENGAGE Technology Launch at the National Apartment Association Conference

Innovative Multifamily Keyless Locks Offer Increased Efficiency, Profitability for Owners

InHouz.com Announces Launch of August Smart Lock

Smart Lock Technology Minds Entry When Homeowners Cannot

7 Smart Locks & Door Startups Improving your Home Security

Your door & lock is no longer that simple and its now part of the mobile, internet of things, connected movement. Here is a list of 6 smart locks & door startups improving your home security.

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