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August Smart Lock Pro Review

Written by  Feb 06, 2020

I thought fitting a smart lock would be beyond my limited DIY capabilities, but I was pleasantly surprised.

So having looked into it I immediately purchased it off Amazon. One of the key things that pushed me towards the Pro model was HomeKit support as this is what I prefer to use.

Installation process

The installation of the August Smart Lock Pro was one of the most straightforward smart home products I’ve ever installed.

August has done an excellent job of building a short video for installations (see below). The first step is to use painters tape to secure the outside deadbolt from falling out. Second, you remove the interior part of your deadbolt. It then walks you through using the supplied adaptors to connect the August Lock to your deadbolt. All in all, the hardware installation took ten minutes.

Once the hardware was configured, I went to work setting up the software. The software configuration is another place where August has done a great job of making it easy. It walked me through the calibration process, sharing it with my wife over the August app, and then adding it to HomeKit as well.

If you’ve held off on a smart lock due to the perceived complexity, you’ll be safe choosing an August Smart Lock Pro.

August Smart Lock Pro app

HomeKit Support

I’ve got it configured where it automatically unlocks as we walk up to our home, so we don’t have to fiddle with finding our keys while trying to get our children in the house. As we leave, it automatically locks. I also have it set to automatically lock when we come home after five minutes. It’s a perfect example of how smart home products should work. We don’t have to think about it. It blends in perfectly with our lifestyle, and it works behind the scenes.

Thanks to its HomeKit support, I can always check in with Siri to make sure my door is locked. I can also set it to run with my other automations as well. Right now, I have it to set auto-lock via HomeKit automation when our “Night” mode goes on. In the event the door was still unlocked, I would know that HomeKit is locking it.

smart home wifiAlso see: UK Govt. Has Three Requirements to Make Smart Home Devices Secure

Conclusion

Overall, I am very pleased with the August Smart Lock Pro. I wish I had bought it sooner. If you’ve been hesitant to move into the smart door lock world due to worrying about the installation process, look no further than the August Smart Lock Pro.

This article contain Amazon UK affiliate links, which means we may earn a small commission (at no extra cost to you) if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase. The prices may vary after publication, please follow links for current prices and offers.


Sam Collins

Sam is the most experienced member of the team having worked for 19 years in the tech industry and now tech journalism. He is full of passion for all things tech and this comes across in his work.

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