August Smart Lock: Keyless Entry For The Cool Crowd

If you’re the type of person who frequently has house guests (we won’t ask why, but we do have our suspicions), take a gander at the August Smart Lock ($199). This new device uses Bluetooth low energy (BLE) along with a smartphone app to automatically lock or unlock your door. It recognizes you as you approach the door and unlocks itself, and you can send an invite to a friend or repairman (or a friend who’s also a repairman) that gives them access to enter during certain times. August co-founders designer Yves Behar and tech entrepreneur Jason Johnson say the lock can be retrofitted to fit over most ¬†deadbolts and installed by anyone in less than ten minutes, plus you can still use your¬†keys at any time.

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