August’s 4th-generation WiFi smart lock is one of its best yet, and now you can get it at a more affordable price. Amazon has discounted the silver model to $183.49, down from its usual $250 price. The black version is also on sale, but is only $14.67 off. We’ve seen the August lock drop as low as $199 in the past, but more frequently it’s been discounted to $210, making this one of the best opportunities to buy it to date.
We gave August’s latest smart lock a score of 80 when we reviewed it last year. Like other products in the category, the August smart lock allows you to open your door by using a companion mobile app. But what made it stand out for us was how easy installation turned out. It took us about 10 minutes to get it up and running. We also liked that August makes two-factor authentication mandatory as part of the setup process, which helps make it more secure than your average smart home device.
The August smart lock works with both Android and iOS devices, as well as Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant. That means you can use one of those voice assistants to open the door. Additionally, there’s the option to send digital keys to your friends and family to simplify things if you ever need them to visit your home and you’re not there. Best of all, you can still use your existing key with the August smart lock in case your phone runs out of battery or you lose it.
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