Protect America has just announced integration with the August Smart Lock Pro, August's smart lock. Starting now, people using Protect America's Security system can have key-less access to their homes, if they use the August Smart Lock Pro at the same time, of course. The August Smart Lock Pro is equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, while it supports HomeKit and Z Wave Plus to lock and unlock your door.
SMART is Protect America's application which can be used to control a door where the August Smart Lock Pro is being used, and send you notifications about any changes that occur in the process. The August Smart Lock Pro uses its August Sense Technology that secures your door using features like Auto Unlock. This smart lock uses Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or GPS to lock and unlock the door automatically, and you can even set up different actions based on your location through 'Home' and 'Away', the app will know exactly when to lock and unlock your door, if you leave your house, for example, it will lock the door, while it will unlock the door upon your return.
By using the Z Wave Plus feature, one need not worry about interference from other electronic devices. When using Alexa, if you are stuck in a room with no reception, the app reroutes the commands through other connected devices. Smart locks aren't exactly a necessity, but they can be useful in certain situations. Say you are bringing a new computer home, for example, or something else that you need to carry with two hands, unlocking a door manually would require you to set it (whatever you're carrying) down and then unlock it. Using the SMART App you can set the door to be unlocked when you are 100 meters from the door, presuming that the August Smart Lock Pro is used. It is also worth noting that you will be notified if someone is trying to break into your house by picking a lock, which can, needless to say, be quite a useful feature as well, as you will be notified immediately through the aforementioned application.