Gadgets

This Smart Lock Turns Your Smartphone Into a Doorkeeper

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* Easy to install
* Allows you to keep track of who enters your home
* Control access from convenience of your phone

It’s hard enough rushing home to let visitors into your house when they’re in town and staying with you. Making matters worse is the hassle of making an extra house key, or keeping up with said house key once you have it. Luckily for you, the folks at August have a solution: Introducing the August Smart Lock, an easy-to-use-piece of utility that allows you to control who enters your home and for how long, all while using your smartphone.

The August Smart Lock’s interface makes its home as a part of your Android or iOS. All it takes is a quick trip to your app store to download the program, and from there, all you have to do is sign up for an August account. After a quick and easy installation process, all you need to do is replace your original house lock with August’s keyless lock, which shouldn’t take more than a few minutes. Then, things only gets easier.

Using the August Connect in conjunction with the August Smart Lock, you can control who is allowed in and out of your house from anywhere in the world, as long as you have an Internet connection. That means you can have your friend meet you in your living room after buzzing him in from the couch. Let your neighbors put your UPS package into your house from a hotel in Switzerland. The Smart Lock app allows you to add “keys” to a virtual list of keyholders just by sending an invite to their phone number. It also keeps a detailed record of who locks and unlocks your door, and when.

Using the Smart Lock interface on your phone, you can schedule times for people to enter and exit your house for days, if not months in advance. Now that’s a smart — and secure — idea.

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