Today we’re sharing a series of new features for the products that make up the August Smart Home Access Solution – August Smart Lock, August Doorbell Cam and August Smart Keypad. The new features reinforce the company’s goal of delighting customers by continually innovating and adding new capabilities to the products August customers rely on daily to control access to their home.
“We’ve designed our products to take advantage of technological advancements and deliver added value over time, automatically,” said Herve Letourneur, Vice President of Products for August Home, Inc. “Whether it’s a more intuitive user interface, a completely new feature or a new partner integration, we’re constantly updating our products to improve the customer experience.”
August Smart Lock: Turn on Contextual Alerts for Auto-Unlock
Auto-Unlock is a magical experience unique to August Smart Locks – the door unlocks automatically when arriving home, eliminating the need to reach for a phone or keys. Nearly half of all August Smart Lock customers use Auto-Unlock as the primary way they enter the home. New Auto-Unlock contextual alerts give users real-time updates such as when Auto-Unlock is triggered and actively communicating with the August Smart Lock.
Contextual alerts also let users know when they leave the “neighborhood,” setting Auto-Unlock to Away Mode. Users who already use Auto-Unlock can activate the new “You left your neighborhood” alerts in the August Smart Lock Settings menu.
Smart Keypad: Set Temporary or Recurring Entry Codes
Need to provide weekly access for a house cleaner or temporary access to an Airbnb guest or a neighbor while on vacation? August Smart Lock owners can now choose to assign Temporary, Recurring and Always On entry-codes for increased control over access to a home or rental property, from a smartphone.
- Temporary entry code: A time-bound entry code that allows access for a specified time period and automatically expires.
- Recurring entry code: A weekly entry code that allows access for a specific time period that repeats weekly.
- Always On entry code: Works all the time until the Owner disables the entry code.
August Doorbell Cam: Get Image Preview Alerts
New image preview alerts for August Doorbell Cam let users immediately see who is at the door to quickly determine if they want to answer the door for a visitor. On iOS, simply press and hold the expandable alert on the iPhone when a visitor presses the doorbell button to see a snapshot of the activity outside the door. Android users have this feature and can also choose to automatically view live video or preview a full screen image, all before deciding whether to answer the door or not.
Update House Name and Photo
Want to update a house name and photo in the August app? Settings are now all available from a single menu, making it easier to update house settings such as the house name and photo or manage multiple August products.
Doorbell Cam image preview alerts on iOS requires an iPhone 6S or higher. Setting Temporary and Recurring entry codes for the August Smart Keypad requires a 2nd generation August Smart Lock. Remotely setting entry codes require an August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge or an August Doorbell Cam.