Imagine it’s one of those nights where you’ve gone through your entire evening routine, brushed your teeth, put on your PJs, and started to climb into bed. Maybe you want to read a book or listen to a podcast before drifting off to dreamland. Maybe you’re just a few seconds away from falling asleep for the night when all of a sudden you pop up in bed. Did I lock the front door? you think to yourself. And now you can’t go to bed because you know you’ll have to get up, go downstairs, and answer the question before your brain lets you get that close to sleep again.
Well, if you had an August smart lock like the 3rd-generation device on sale for $99 at Amazon today you’d have an easy answer to that question. Heck, you could just ask “Alexa, is the front door locked?” or even set it up to automatically lock after a while so you never have to ask that question again. This $99 price is an all-new low for the smart lock, which normally goes for around $180. Today is the first time we’ve ever seen it go below $120, which makes this a great deal for anyone who just needs a good night’s sleep.
The smart lock can do a lot of things to make securing your front door simple and easy. For one thing, you can unlock and lock it from your phone. That means you don’t need keys at all. If you have people coming over and you know they’re at the front door, you don’t even have to go to the door. Just unlock it from your couch. Heck, if you have someone that comes over regularly you can give them guest access so they can unlock the door themselves. You can set the door to unlock automatically when you come home (when it detects your phone approach within a certain distance). Then you can set the door to lock automatically behind you. There are so many other things you can do as well, but these features really make it a super convenient thing to have.
If you already have an Alexa-enabled device, you can control the lock through your voice assistant as well. It connects to your 2.4GHz Wi-Fi band with the Connect bridge that’s included in your purchase. Alexa can lock the door for you, check on its status from anywhere, and more.
Installating the August smart lock is a breeze, too. It attaches to your existing deadbolt so you don’t have to replace your keys. The app also works with both iOS and Android, and you can enable biometric verification through your smartphone so you need a fingerprint or facial recognition for extra security.
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