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Fuseproject developed the sleek, fourth generation August Wifi Smart Lock with the most state-of-the art technology on the market to date within an all-new, slim profile measuring 72mm in diameter and 46mm in depth— 45% smaller and 20% slimmer than the previous pro model. The lock reimagines home safety, jettisons the need for a WiFi bridge, and provides the ability to remotely lock and unlock the door, check door status, grant virtual guest keys, as well as see who is coming and going. In line with August's philosophy of delivering products with high finish & materiality, fuseproject was able to meet and exceed their performance and durability expectations. Anodized aluminum and steel in matte black or silver finishes are available, as well as proprietary design elements to inform its next iteration. The lock face features a new illuminated August badge indicator with LED status lights to reveal whether the device is locked. Softer transitions and edges juxtapose against a refined, textured ridge as well as tactility when rotating the lock were integrated into the fourth-generation design.
August and Fuseproject developed the brand new August Wi-Fi Smart Lock, the most advanced smart lock on the market sporting a brand new compact design and built-in Wi-Fi connection. Designed by August co-founder and renowned design studio, fuseproject, the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock packages the advanced functionality and security that August is known for in a sleek package the size of a standard doorknob. It is 45% smaller in volume and 20% slimmer than the August Smart Lock Pro and is available in matte black and silver finishes. The new smart lock's built-in Wi-Fi removes the need to pair it with an external bridge, making it an instant, discreet smart home upgrade for any front door. Users need only pair it with the August App to secure, monitor and manage access to their home from their phone, from anywhere in the world.
August's design philosophy has always called for high-quality materials and finishes, which ensure performance and durability and matches the expectations of premium hardware. In addition to metals such as anodized aluminum and steel, the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock features key design changes that provide a next-generation look and feel. The face of the lock now sports softer surface transitions and rounded edges, and the refined, textured ridges that surround the lock invite tactility when the lock is rotated manually. Additionally, there is a new August badge that visually helps identify if the device is locked or not.
August Wi-Fi Smart Lock users will enjoy the same access and security features August customers have come to expect from the brand's smart locks, including the ability to share access with family, friends and trusted visitors; lock and unlock their door remotely; and always know who's coming and going through the 24/7 Activity Feed. Customers can also remotely check the status of their door at any time with August's DoorSense technology, as well as integrate it with leading hosting platforms, security systems and smart home platforms (including Airbnb, Alarm.com, Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Apple HomeKit). August's compatibility with a wide range of third-party systems provides much-needed smart home flexibility.
Easily installable to existing deadbolts, August smart locks serve as the perfect option for everyone from apartment dwellers and renters to high-end homeowners, and its enforcement of stringent security and privacy policies (including required two-factor authentication process, two-layer encryption, and GDPR compliance) provide customers with a strong sense of personal protection. The August Cloud and August App securely protect the front door for over two million users.