It’s time to recognize Dad. We’re grateful for the way the fathers and father-figures in our lives have protected us, provided for us, made us laugh, offered us support and taken care of our families in the big and small ways. Thank you! Knowing dads often have a wealth of wisdom, we’ve asked the dads of August, Yale Home and ASSA ABLOY to share their top home-related tips, spanning security, working from home, spending time with family during quarantine and more. Check out some of their best advice below.Create the Perfect, Connected Home Office Jun 11, 2020 Remote work and telecommuting were a trend even before they became a necessity, and is the norm for plenty of professionals. But for some of us, we’re still adjusting to ways to be productive in our homes (as well as preparing for the long-haul), which begins with the right WFH setup. Here, we’ll delve into how to create a minimalist home office on a budget, necessities, and smart devices to boost efficiency and productivity. August’s Favorite “Spring Clean” Design Tips from DIY Designers Apr 17, 2020 Spring has sprung, bringing with it an opportunity to purge, clean, and declutter. The change in seasons presents an ideal time for a home refresh—goodbye cozy, hygge vibes, hello breezy and bold. Support Your Household and Community During COVID-19 – Starting at the Front Door Apr 01, 2020 With COVID-19 sweeping the globe, here at August we’re staying indoors and practicing “social distancing” to avoid getting sick or infecting others. While movement in and out of the home is limited right now, there are ways we can proactively protect those we live with — all starting with our front door. Integrate August With Your Smart Assistants (Siri, Alexa, and the Google Assistant) Dec 12, 2019 Smart Speakers are the modern day assistants designed to answer your unanswered questions, make online purchases, and play your favorite songs, all at your request. August locks are one of the only smart locks on the market that works with all three major smart speakers: Apple HomePod, Amazon Echo, and Google Home, as well as, their Assistants: Siri, Alexa, and the Google Assistant. With the August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge, your August Smart Lock or August Smart Lock Pro are enabled to integrate with these Smart Speakers and Assistants. Without the August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge, you can control these locks through your Android or iPhone app voice assistants: Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant. Head Back to School with August by Your Side Aug 27, 2019 After a few months of summer fun, most parents are ready to get their kids back to school. But then we remember — the school year is pretty crazy, too. Between soccer practices and music classes and playdates and drop-offs, our homes and cars become revolving doors of snacks and schedules. With Back to School season upon us, it’s important to mentally prepare for the year ahead and implement some sanity-saving strategies to safeguard your family’s routine. And we all know that your home is where the family sets the tone for how the day will begin and end. So what better time than now to take the smart home leap? An August-connected household makes you feel like you grew 2 extra hands and another brain, which, let’s be real: every parent would benefit from. Here are a few ways a connected home helps parents navigate the hectic Back to School season...directly from people that use and love August and Connected by August smart locks.