Today at CES we announced the August Smart Lock Mortise Kit, the first smart lock solution available in North America that converts mortise style locks, which combine the functionality of a locking bolt and door handle in one, into a smart lock. The August Smart Lock Mortise Kit works with the award-winning August Smart Lock allowing select mortise style locks to be controlled from anywhere using a smartphone.
“Since launching the August Smart Lock two years ago, we’ve had significant interest from consumers, home builders and locksmiths wanting to use our Smart Lock with a mortise style lock,” said Jason Johnson, CEO of August Home Inc. “With our Smart Lock Mortise Kit, we are expanding the range of locks that work with the August Smart Home Access Solution to now include both single-cylinder deadbolts and mortise locks. Our goal is to be compatible with all door locks and deliver the benefits of August Access to everyone.”
The August Smart Lock is already compatible out-of-the-box with most single-cylinder deadbolts used in most homes across North America. Mortise locks are also popular and commonly used in both high-rise buildings and newer construction. With the August Smart Lock Mortise Kit, the August Smart Lock works with the majority of lock styles used in North America.
Perfect for Builders and New Construction
The August Smart Lock Mortise Kit gives building managers the ability to install smart locks in their properties that use mortise locks, which are typical for multi-unit buildings. Now managers can control access to the building or individual units via Bluetooth and remotely via Wi-Fi, all from a smartphone.
“We’re big fans of the August Smart Lock and have wanted to install them in our properties for a long time. Some multi-unit building regulations require that we use a mortise solution. The August Smart Lock Mortise Kit will allow us to start installing smart locks in our buildings,” said Loring Sagan, founder and principal of luxury residential developer BUILD, one of San Francisco’s premier multi-family housing developers. “Adding smart locks also allows us to future-proof our homes so that access may be provided remotely in case of a lockout or needing to provide remote access. In a tech-savvy community providing smart solutions translates to an improved bottom line.”
“We’ve been Beta testing the August Smart Lock in our properties. We embrace innovation that serves our customers and the new mortise solution offers benefits for our apartment residents, and for us as the property owner,” said Yat-Pang Au, CEO of Veritas Investments, owner-operator of $2 billion in urban mixed use multi-family and retail property in San Francisco. “Residents appreciate the control and improved home security August offers. As a property owner, the flexibility to offer residents shared-economy services including laundry pickup, cleaning and grocery delivery is a great benefit too.”
August Smart Lock Mortise Kit
The August Smart Lock Mortise Kit includes a mounting plate and adapter that allows users to connect the August Smart Lock to a mortise lock. The kit and August Smart Lock install on the inside of the door so the existing exterior door hardware stays the same and users can use a traditional key at any time.
Pricing, Availability & Compatibility
The August Smart Lock Mortise Kit is available for certified locksmiths, property developers and managers priced at $100 with volume discounts available. The August Smart Lock is available separately for $229.
The August Smart Lock is compatible with single-cylinder deadbolts. The August Smart Lock Mortise Kit allows the August Smart Lock to also work with select mortise locks from Accurate, Schlage, Yale and other leading mortise lock providers.
Locksmiths and property developers can contact August Home for more information.