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August Home Supports the Google Assistant
Mar 28, 2017
Today we are announcing that the award-winning August Smart Lock works with the Google Assistant on Google Home. With support for the Google Assistant on Google Home, August Home is the first company to support all three leading voice control platforms – Apple HomeKit with Siri, Amazon Alexa, and the Google Assistant. With the August smart home devices, customers now have the flexibility to choose their preferred platform and device for controlling the August Smart Lock. “As the first company to support all three major voice control platforms, we are giving our customers the ultimate flexibility to choose their preferred platform and device to integrate with the August Smart Lock,” said Jason Johnson, CEO of August Home Inc. Johnson continued, “Voice control continues to be a significant driver of smart home adoption and the Google Assistant on Google Home is a key partner in delivering a great user experience. Today users can lock and check the status of their lock using the Google Assistant. We are also working with the Google team to develop a safe and secure way to allow unlocking via Google Assistant.” How it Works With the Google Assistant on Google Home, you can lock the door or check if the door is locked by saying, “Ok Google, ask August, lock my door” or “Ok Google, ask August if my door is locked.” August is working with the Google team to add additional features such as unlocking that will be available later this year. Using the August Smart Lock with Google Assistant-enabled devices also requires the August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge to connect the Bluetooth lock to Wi-Fi. Compatibility & Availability The Google Assistant on Google Home is compatible with the 1st generation and 2nd generation August Smart Lock. The August Smart Lock and August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge are available through major retailers including Amazon, Best Buy and Target as well as August.com.