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Agosto Wi-fi Smart Lock Crítica: Our Favorite Smart Lock

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The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is a deadbolt replacement that turns a standard deadbolt into a smart one that can automatically unlock when you arrive home.

This simple, smart home upgrade is one of our favorites, and it works out great in an apartment as a simple upgrade to make sure you aren’t locked out.

August is a well-known name in smart locks, and this is the 4th generation model. It connects directly to Wi-Fi, so there is no need for a hub or gateway. It works with Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

We love the auto-unlock feature that unlocks our door when we get home. It is smart enough only to do this when returning from a trip out of the building, and only when we are approaching our door on our floor. Most of the time, the door is unlocked by the time we reach for the handle, but occasionally the automatic unlock took long enough that we stood at the door for a few seconds waiting to hear the door unlock. Even with the occasional delay, this features is terrific when your arms are full of groceries.

There is an auto-lock feature that makes sure your door is locked as you leave, and with DoorSense, you can check to see if your door is open or closed from the app. With Smart Alerts enabled, you can get an alert on your phone when someone arrives or leaves. You can also share access with friends or family members using the app, including full, recurring or temporary access.

We’re using the August Smart Lock with Wi-Fi (4th gen) for two weeks in an apartment. Here’s what you need to know about it.

Buy for as low as $219.19 at Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and Home Depot.

The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is thick, but that is common for smart locks.
Josh Smith

The August Wi-Fi Smart Locks is an essential smart home upgrade. The auto-lock and auto-unlock features and knowing if your door is open deliver convenience and peace of mind.

At $250, it is an expensive smart home upgrade, but it is in line with comparable offerings from Nest x Yale, Schlage and Kwikset. There is no need to buy a bridge to use the online features, and there are no monthly fees, so this is a worthwhile investment. Amazon often features the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock on sale as low as $219.19.

We love the convenience of auto-unlock, the ability to share keys with other users and remotely lock and unlock the door.

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