Everything is becoming smart, around us. Our light bulbs, our thermostat, our smoke detector, even our appliances. How about a smart lock for the door to your home? That’s exactly what the August Smart Lock here is. August uses Bluetooth to connect to your smartphone and unlock the door for you (would be even cooler if it used NFC). The lock is always on, since it is powered by batteries, it means that even when there is a power outage or WiFi is out, the lock will still work and allow you to get into your home. August notes that it’s easy to install their smart lock, as it only requires replacing your existing deadbolt – however if your deadbolt is integrated into the handle of the door, the August Smart Lock is unfortunately not compatible.
With this smart lock from August, you also have complete control. You can give other users access to unlock the door, and also manage how long their access lasts. Great for allowing someone to take care of your pets while you’re out of town, and lock them out once you get back (and not worry about getting the key back from them). This smart lock typically costs around $299, and right now it’s on sale for about half off, coming in at $149. Making it a great price to get started in making your home more smart.