The 3rd Generation August Smart Lock Pro features the latest technology for Z-Wave locks. The device can connect with a compatible alarm system to integrate into the Z-Wave network. The security system will then operate as a hub so that the lock can be used with voice assistants.
The ability to control the lock through smart assistants like Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Google Home offers great convenience for the end user. This makes it perfect for virtually any home automation setup. And with the August Connect Bridge (purchased separately) a user will be able to control their door lock remotely across a WIFI network. This will provide more streamlined responses when used with smart assistants, and it will allow the lock to integrate with services and platforms like Nest, AirBnB and HomeAway. The lock itself is compatible with any single-cylinder deadbolt.
As a Z-Wave Plus device, the 3rd Gen August Smart Lock Pro offers a superior range and more reliable connectivity than traditional Z-Wave devices. The device is easy to install in place of an existing deadbolt lock, and it will keep the home safe and secure when locked. By accessing an interactive service platform like Total Connect 2.0, a user can lock or unlock the August Smart Lock Pro remotely. This is great for letting guests in while you're away, or for locking your door if you forgot to do so before leaving. BlueTooth connectivity with the user's smartphone will even allow the device to unlock automatically when they arrive home.
Please note that you do not technically need the August Connect WIFI Bridge to use the August Smart Lock Pro with Apple HomeKit. If you have a compatible HomeKit Hub like an iPad, AppleTV or Apple HomePod within Bluetooth range of the lock, then you can connect your August Smart Lock Pro to your local HomeKit network. You will then be able to control the lock remotely using an iPhone on the same iCloud network. However, you will need to keep your HomeKit Hub within Bluetooth range (10 to 15 feet) of the lock at all times. If you plan to move the HomeKit Hub outside this distance, then you are best off purchasing the August Connect WIFI Bridge. Using the Connect Bridge will greatly increase the flexibility of your August Smart Lock Pro by being able to control it across a local WIFI network.
Note: The Honeywell Lyric Controller requires the MR7 firmware update to work with this lock via Z-Wave. This is standalone lock with integrated Z-Wave plus and Bluetooth. The August Connect allows this lock to connect to WIFI and integrate with HomeKit.