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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

August adds smart locks and doorbell to Smart Home

August's Smart Lock Pro looks a lot like HomeKit-enabled Smart Lock. It works with Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant, but this version also adds in an August Connect as a bundled accessory. It has a new feature called DoorSense, which seems so logical that I'm stunned no one has introduced it before. It's essentially a door sensor built into the lock, with a second sensor accessory you either mount externally next to the lock or on the inside of the doorframe. With DoorSense, you can confirm that the door is actually closed (instead of simply locked or unlocked).

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