The August Smart Lock currently costs less than $100, making it the most affordable smart lock on the market. It has a slick mobile app and is very easy to install on your existing deadbolt lock. You can set the smart lock to automatically lock or unlock, which helps keep your home more secure. One of its best features is Door Sense, which prevents the bolt from prematurely engaging before you close the door.
The lock connects to your phone via Bluetooth, which works when you’re within 100 feet or so. Otherwise, you can’t connect to the lock over Wi-Fi without buying the August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge. With the August Connect, you can use your lock with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
If you want a more luxurious experience, we recommend upgrading to the August Smart Lock Pro, our current favorite smart lock, because it works with more smart home platforms like Apple HomeKit and SmartThings.
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