“Siri is my door locked?” Today, August Home begins shipping its 2nd generation Smart Lock, featuring HomeKit support. The new Smart Lock includes the ability to use Siri™ to lock or unlock doors and check the status of doors using voice commands including “Siri, lock my door,” on an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple Watch and 4th generation AppleTV.
The August Smart Lock HomeKit enabled is available immediately at amazon.com and from Best Buy stores for $229 USD. For information about additional consumer electronics and home improvement retailers, visit augusthomeinc.staging.wpengine.com/retailers.
The 2nd 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.
“We are committed to providing value by partnering with companies such as Apple to deliver the features our customers are asking for, including HomeKit integration and support for Siri voice commands,” said Jason Johnson, CEO of August Home Inc. “We will continue to develop best-in-class products and partner with leading smart home companies to add convenience to consumer’s daily lives and new smart security features that are an essential element of the connected home.”
The August Smart Lock 2nd 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.