August Home Supports the Google Assistant; First Smart Lock to Support All Three Major Voice Control Platforms
Flexibility to Control the August Smart Lock with Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--August Home Inc, the leading provider of smart locks and smart home access services, today announces that its award-winning August Smart Lock now works with the Google Assistant on Google Home.
With support for the Google Assistant on Google Home, August Home is the first company to support all three leading voice control platforms - Apple HomeKit with Siri, Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant. August customers now have the flexibility to choose their preferred platform and device for controlling the August Smart Lock.
"As the first company to support all three major voice control platforms, we are giving our customers the ultimate flexibility to choose their preferred platform and device to integrate with the August Smart Lock," said Jason Johnson, CEO of August Home Inc.
Johnson continued, "Voice control continues to be a significant driver of smart home adoption and the Google Assistant on Google Home is a key partner in delivering a great user experience. Today users can lock and check the status of their lock using the Google Assistant. We are also working with the Google team to develop a safe and secure way to allow unlocking via Google Assistant."
How it Works
With the Google Assistant on Google Home, you can lock the door or check if the door is locked by saying, "Ok Google, ask August, lock my door" or "Ok Google, ask August if my door is locked." August is working with the Google team to add additional features such as unlocking that will be available later this year. Using the August Smart Lock with Google Assistant-enabled devices also requires the August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge to connect the Bluetooth lock to Wi-Fi.
Compatibility & Availability
The Google Assistant on Google Home is compatible with the 1st generation and 2nd generation August Smart Lock.
The August Smart Lock and August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge are available through major retailers including Amazon, Best Buy and Target as well as August.com.
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 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.