August Smart Lock Pro + Connect with Wi-Fi Bridge

Amazon Description

Control and monitor your door from anywhere. Lock and unlock your door, control keyless access and keep track of who comes and goes, all from your phone. Alexa can also provide notifications when your battery is running low so you can proactively replace them.

Product Review

Ever leave the house wondering if you locked your front door? With the advent of smart locks, you no longer have to wonder or worry about your front door being unlocked. The door will simply lock itself as soon as you close the door behind you.

If you're in the market for a smart lock then you certainly heard of the August Smart Lock ProOne. There's a lot to like about this particular smart lock. It's super easy to install, with easy to follow instructions and tons of "how-to" videos available on YouTube. The August Home app is easy to install and use. Another plus, the August smart lock software is constantly updating and improving. The lock is battery powered (AA batteries included). The app will alert you when the batteries are low and in need of replacement. The Wifi Bridge lets you lock and unlock your door anytime and anywhere.  Auto-locking is customizable. This saves you the time and trouble of searching through your things to find your keys - especially when you're in a hurry! Deadbolts lock and unlock with ease. The knowledge that your front door is always locked when you're away provides a great sense of security.

There's a lot to like about the August Smart Lock. However, there is still room for improvement. The first one on the list of improvements is the auto-unlocking feature (which can be deactivated). You can just use your key to unlock your doors. The idea that the door will automatically unlock when it senses your smart phone approaching seems like a good idea. However, the execution of this feature falls short. Having your front door unlock when a stranger is on the other side of the door is not ideal. The door unlocking when you're pretty far away from your front door (i.e. barely entering your neighborhood) is also a security concern warranting the user to deactivate the "automatic" unlocking feature. Fortunately, the latest software update has improved this neighborhood-proximity issue. The other big issue with the August smart lock is it's bulky look. It's great that it fits over existing deadbolt locks, however, the August does stick out. Those who like the sleek/minimalist look will see this as a major eyesore. Overall, Amazon users do like the main functionality of this smart lock giving it 4.3 out of 5 stars with over 6,550 reviews.

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Key Specifications

August Smart Lock Pro + Connect

210.17
8.4

Design

8.0/10

Features

8.5/10

Performance

8.7/10

Quality

9.0/10

Value

8.0/10

Pros

  • Easy to Install
  • Lock or Unlock Remotely
  • Automatically Locks the Door
  • Software Updates

Cons

  • Bulky Design
  • Proximity to Auto Unlock

Cindy L.

Cindy has been a TechFreebies.com reporter since 2015, providing deals, product reviews, technology news, identifying and reviewing free online services, top free reads on kindle, and free downloads.

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