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2019 Review
August Smart Lock 3rd Gen

The August Smart Lock 3rd Generation gives you complete control of access to your home, in a sleek package. Unlike competitors, it fits on your existing lock, allowing you to maintain the look of your home and keep your keys.

Overview

Retail Price $149.00
Amazon Price $101.99

Available Finishes: Nickel, Black
How does the lock connect?The August Smart Lock 3rd Gen uses Wi-Fi Via Bridge/Hub, Bluetooth to connect.

APPS

ECOSYSTEMS

Alexa Support?: Available
Google Assistant Support?: Available
Siri & Homekit Support?: Available
Smart Watch Support: Available

Out of the box Integrations

August Smart Keypad, August Connect Wifi Bridge, and August View Doorbell Cam Pro

Integrations available with an add-on device

Leviton Decora Smart Switch or Plug, Nest Cam, Brilliant Switch, Logitech Harmony Hub, Wink Hub 2, SimpliSafe, Amazon Echo Plus, Xfinity Home platform, Samsung SmartThings Hub 2nd Generation, Samsung SmartThings Hub 3rd Generation, and Nest Thermostat

DOOR COMPATIBILITY

What type of door lock mechanisms does the August Smart Lock 3rd Gen support?
Deadbolt Attachment
Not Supported
Interior Deadbolt Replacement
Supported
Complete Deadbolt Replacement
Not Supported
Handle (Latch/Knobs) Replacement
Not Supported
Integrated Deadbolt and Handle
Not Supported
Mortise
Not Supported
Other Install (Floor/ Wall)
Not Supported

Features & Specs

Model Number AUG-SL04-M01-S04

Fingerprint Access

No

Backup Key

Use Existing Keys

Touchscreen

No

Long Distance Locking

Yes, Via Additional Hub

Autolocking

Yes


Access Codes & Users

Does the lock have access codes? Yes, Via Additional Accessory

Unlimted number of codes. 24/7 log of who entered and when (requires August Smart Lock HomeKit enabled and an August Connect). To generate Entry Codes, you will need to be in bluetooth range of the lock.

Any information on number of users supported?
The company says the August Smart Lock 3rd Gen can support Unlimted



Airbnb Integration? Yes


Battery & Additional Specs

What kind and how many batteries does this lock have?

The August Smart Lock 3rd Gen uses 4 AA batteries

The August Smart Lock 3rd Gen battery life is Approximately 6 months



Lock Dimensions 1.6 x 2.6 x 4.8


Lock Weight 13.9


Security Features

What kind of security does the lock offer?

The August Smart Lock 3rd Gen has:

Two-factor authentication, Two-layer encryption, Lost phone feature (If you lose your phone, you can disable your August app and all virtual keys on any associated devices)

Our Take

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Interior View

Pros

  • Ridiculously easy install with only a screwdriver, plus helpful videos if you get stuck.
  • Perfect option for renters because you keep your own keys and it doesn’t change the look of the exterior.
  • Sturdy, high-quality build with solid metal exterior.
  • The app is easy to configure and use.
  • Ability to give temporary digital keys makes this a great option for vacation rentals.

Cons

  • The wifi bridge is sold separately, meaning none of the remote access features can be used until you spend the extra money.
  • The auto-lock feature makes it too easy to lock yourself out if you’re just stepping out for a moment, however it can be disabled.
  • Spotty connection for auto-unlock, especially for those using Android.
  • Locks and bridges are 1:1, so if you’re outfitting multiple doors, it can get expensive.
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Exterior Door View

Apps / Voice Commands

The August Smart Lock 3rd Gen supports or integrates with the following apps and voice assistants:


VeraMobile

SmartThings

Google Assistant

Alexa

iOS Home App

Wink

Yonomi

IFTTT


Alexa Support?: Yes , the August Smart Lock 3rd Gen supports Alexa with the following commands
  • Check the door’s status: “Alexa, is my front door locked?”
  • Lock your door: “Show me the last motion event at the front door”
  • Unlock your door:Show me the front door.” [followed by 2-way conversation]
  • Set PIN code: [Configured in Alexa app]
  • August View Doorbell Camera: [Alexa will notify]
  • August View Doorbell Camera Activate Microphone: “Answer the front door.” [Echo Show and Dot]

Requirements: August Wifi Bridge or August Doorbell Cam and an Alexa enabled device (Echo Dot, Echo Shot, Echo Plus, Alexa enabled Sonos devices for example)


Google Assistant & Nest Support?: Yes, the August Smart Lock 3rd Gen supports Google Assistant with the following commands
  • Lock: “OK, Google, lock my front door.” (use the name assigned to your door in the August app)
  • Check Status: “OK, Google, is my front door locked?”
  • If you have DoorSense installed on your door to indicate whether your door is open or closed, you can also check that status by saying: “Ok, Google, is my front door closed?”

Requirements: You will need either August Wifi Bridge, August Doorbell Cam and a Google Assistant enabled device like Google Nest Hub.


Siri / Apple Homekit Support?: Yes, the August Smart Lock 3rd Gen supports Apple's Homekit with Siri voice commands
  • Unlock: “Hey Siri, Unlock my door”
  • Lock: “Hey Siri, lock my door”
  • Check Status: “Hey Siri, is my front door locked?”

Requirements: You will need either August Wifi Bridge, August Doorbell Cam or Apple TV (4th Gen and Up) to control your door remotely.

Watch Integration: Yes this lock supports: Apple Watch, Android Wear 1.0, Apple Watch

Information on Apple Watch can be found here.

Unboxing and Installation

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What tools do I need to install this lock?
You will need Phillips Screwdriver to install August Smart Lock 3rd Gen


What are the locks dimensions?
The August Smart Lock 3rd Gen is 1.6 x 2.6 x 4.8 in size.


Any door size requirements?
Required clearance is 4.125” with wing latches fully extended.


FAQ / Support


August Smart Lock 3rd Gen Main Image

Bottom Line

August has clearly taken customer feedback to heart and applied everything they’ve learned to the August Smart Lock 3rd Generation. It does everything you could want from a smart lock. Run out the door in the morning and let it auto-lock behind you, remotely send the babysitter a temporary key, have the door auto-unlock as you approach so you don’t have to stop and search your pockets, or tell Alexa/Google to lock your door at night rather than getting out of bed to double check.

The cherry on top is that it does all of this without modifying the look of your home or requiring you to change the locking mechanism.

Your Options

Comparisons

How does the standard 3rd gen model stack up to the Pro model?

Title
Smart Lock Pro (3rd Gen)
Smart Lock (3rd Gen)
Smart Lock (3rd Gen) + Connect
Smart Lock Pro (3rd Gen) + Connect
August AUG-SL-CON-S03 Silver Smart Lock Pro, 3rd Generation-Dark Gray, Apple HomeKit Compatible and Z-Wave Plus Enabled
August Smart Lock, 3rd Gen technology - Silver, Works with Alexa
August Smart Lock + Connect, Satin Nickel
August Smart Lock Pro + Connect, 3rd gen technology - Silver, works with Alexa
Price
$189.95
$101.99
$179.99
$263.99
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Rating
411 Reviews
813 Reviews
63 Reviews
1,597 Reviews
iOS App
Android App
Remote Locking
Keypad & Access Codes?
Requires add-on
Requires add-on
Requires add-on
Requires add-on
Smart Home Integration?
Alexa Support?
Siri / Homekit Support?
Google Assistant Support?
Title
Smart Lock Pro (3rd Gen)
August AUG-SL-CON-S03 Silver Smart Lock Pro, 3rd Generation-Dark Gray, Apple HomeKit Compatible and Z-Wave Plus Enabled
Price
$189.95
-
Rating
411 Reviews
iOS App
Android App
Remote Locking
Keypad & Access Codes?
Requires add-on
Smart Home Integration?
Alexa Support?
Siri / Homekit Support?
Google Assistant Support?
Title
Smart Lock (3rd Gen)
August Smart Lock, 3rd Gen technology - Silver, Works with Alexa
Price
$101.99
-
Rating
813 Reviews
iOS App
Android App
Remote Locking
Keypad & Access Codes?
Requires add-on
Smart Home Integration?
Alexa Support?
Siri / Homekit Support?
Google Assistant Support?
Title
Smart Lock (3rd Gen) + Connect
August Smart Lock + Connect, Satin Nickel
Price
$179.99
-
Rating
63 Reviews
iOS App
Android App
Remote Locking
Keypad & Access Codes?
Requires add-on
Smart Home Integration?
Alexa Support?
Siri / Homekit Support?
Google Assistant Support?
-
Title
Smart Lock Pro (3rd Gen) + Connect
August Smart Lock Pro + Connect, 3rd gen technology - Silver, works with Alexa
Price
$263.99
-
Rating
1,597 Reviews
iOS App
Android App
Remote Locking
Keypad & Access Codes?
Requires add-on
Smart Home Integration?
Alexa Support?
Siri / Homekit Support?
Google Assistant Support?
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lock finish

Option 1) Pick a finish

Just want the lock? Pick out the look that matches your door and house style.

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Option 2) Add Remote Locking

Do you want the added convenience of remote locking options and integrations with other smart home hubs? Add either the Connect Bridge or the August Door Cam to add this feature to your lock.

smart lock keypad

Option 3) Add a Keypad & Access Codes

Need one-use and timed codes for deliveries or for guests? Add their accessory to enable this for your August lock.

Sale August Smart Keypad
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Option 4) Add a compatible smart home hub

=These hubs integrate with the August and help connect your door to other security or other smart devices in your home for a complete smart home system.

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