A while back we reviewed the second generation August Smart Lock
and overall we were very impressed with the features and value but there were a few niggling issues. Some of these issues could be addressed by the August Connect
and August Smart Keypad
we also reviewed. But while this is still a solid choice there were a few issues that were never quite to my liking. Recently I started to have some issues with my lock and after working with August support to try to resolve the issue they opted to swap out my lock. In this case they sent me the latest version; the August Smart Lock Pro. While this is a familiar design it does add some notable features and I thought a brief review was warranted.
Features and Specifications:
The 3rd generation August
Smart Lock, now labeled as Pro, has all of the features of the 2nd generation lock plus it adds DoorSense Technology and Z-Wave Plus. DoorSense is a clever sensor used to determine if your door is closed. Z-Wave Plus allows you to connect this lock to a multitude of home automation hubs to directly integrate its operation with other smart devices in your home. Below are some key points from their brochure.
» Control and monitor your door from anywhere. Lock and unlock your door, control keyless access, and keep track
of who comes and goes, all from your phone.
» Control access for anyone. Grant access for a few weeks, a few hours, a few minutes. It's up to you.
» Keep your existing lock and keys. Easily attaches to your existing deadbolt so everyone can still use their keys.
» Locks automatically as you leave. Never worry if your door is locked again.
» Unlocks when you arrive. Auto-Unlock detects your arrival and unlocks the door automatically.
» Simple, DIY installation. August Smart Lock Pro installs in about 10 minutes with just a screwdriver.
» Works with August app. Available for Android, iOS and Apple Watch® devices.
» Free August App for iOS or Android
» Bluetooth®-ready Smartphone
» Single-Cylinder Deadbolt Lock
» August Smart Lock Pro (Model ASL-03)
» Bluetooth Specification v4.0 (Bluetooth Smart) and Z-Wave® Plus Certified
» 4 AA Batteries (included)
» 3.4" (L)x 2.22" (W)x 3.4" (H)
» 13.9 oz. (0.87 lbs)
» Two (2) year Limited Hardware Warranty