Ask Alexa to 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 announced that its popular August Smart Lock is the first smart lock skill to launch on Alexa-enabled devices.
"As the first smart lock to support Alexa-enabled devices such as Amazon Echo, we are giving consumers a whole new level of convenience with a hands-free way to control the front door," said Jason Johnson, CEO of August Home Inc. "Amazon Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices have captivated consumers with the ability to integrate voice into the smart home. We share Amazon's vision of delighting consumers with awesome experiences. This marks the first announcement in an ongoing relationship we have with Amazon."
"We're excited to work with August to expand our smart home capabilities by launching an Alexa skill for Smart Lock, the first ever Alexa-enabled Smart Lock," said Charlie Kindel, Director, Amazon Alexa Smart Home. "The Alexa smart home category has been tremendously popular with our customers, and continues to grow with great developers such as August introducing new Alexa capabilities, showcasing the benefit of hands-free, voice control throughout the home."
August Smart Lock customers using the 1st generation or 2nd generation lock can begin using Alexa by enabling the August Smart Lock skill within the Alexa app.
Using the August Smart Lock with Alexa-enabled devices also requires the August Connect Wi-Fi bridge to connect the Bluetooth lock to Wi-Fi. The August Smart Lock is available through the Amazon Launchpad program for startups.
Additionally, consumers can now 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 Works With
August products work in harmony with leading smart home brands to make life more simple and secure. August Works With partners include Airbnb, Amazon, Apple, Logitech, Nest and Xfinity Home. For more information visit August Works With.
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.