Apple’s line of Homekit accessories for the connected household have experienced steady growth over past months. October 13th revealed the launch of the August Smart Lock, an upgraded version of their prior Blue-tooth enabled lock released last year. The Homekit platform enables you to lock or unlock your August Smart Lock using Siri. Extended voice commands are also supported, such as commands to disable the connected lighting.
Siri in conjunction with Homekit enabled devices vastly expand the voice capabilities of your device. Many Homekit compatible products are becoming readily available, allowing for voice control of your thermostat, lighting, locks and more with voice activated status reporting.
All New Smart Lock
August’s new Smart Lock has been upgraded with a modified industrial design, featuring a magnetic face-plate, new micro-patterns to facilitate a secure grip and easy rotation of the lock. A thin, chrome visual indicator is located atop the August Smart Lock, giving an indication of whether it is locked or not.
New Homekit Devices
August will be expanding it’s Homekit compatible line with a new August Doorbell Cam, as well as an August Smart Keypad. The keypad features pass-code protection, in case of your keys or phone not being present. In addition one-time automatic timed pass-code authentication is also possible. Their Smart Keypad is low-power and both Blue-tooth and Wi-Fi enabled. The new August Doorbell cam is a Blue-tooth and Wi-Fi capable, HD video quality , one-way camera with two way audio and motion detection.
August combined with Apple Homekit functionality is set to bring us to new levels of home automation. Homekit’s Siri-controlled automation is a perfect match to the modern home and with devices such as those in production from August we are likely to be surprised by what is coming next.