August Home is now shipping the second generation smart lock, featuring HomeKit support. Theenabled is available immediately at amazon.com and from Best Buy stores for $229.
The August Smart Lock HomeKit enabled includes the ability to use Siri to lock or unlock doors and check the status of doors using voice commands such as “Siri, lock my door,” or “Siri, is my door locked?” on an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple Watch and fourth generation AppleTV. The second generation Smart Lock is also compatible with third-party HomeKit apps including Insteon+, Lutron and iDevices that can be set up to turn on or off lights and appliances as the door is locked or unlocked.
The August Smart Lock second generation has a modified industrial design with a magnetic faceplate to easily access the battery compartment and HomeKit code, new micro-patterns to improve grip and rotation of the lock and a slim, chrome indicator at the top of the device so users can visually see if the door is locked or unlocked, sys Jason Johnson, CEO of August Home. The August Smart Lock HomeKit enabled, August Doorbell Cam and August Smart Keypad create the complete smart home access system, he adds.