August has introduced its redesigned Smart Lock and its new Smart Lock Pro — as well as its next-generation Doorbell Cam Pro — in its Smart Home Access family of products. The newest generation of August’s Smart Locks feature the company’s proprietary DoorSense technology, which is designed to let users know if a door is open or closed.
The new Smart Lock Pro offers support for Wi-Fi, HomeKit, Bluetooth and Z-Wave Plus. In addition to DoorSense, the lock also uses Active Monitoring, for events at the door that are “most important to users.” August’s top-of-the-line smart lock comes bundled with the August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge. The inclusion of the bridge allows users to control and monitor a door remotely from their smartphone. The entire bundle has an MSRP of $279.
The non-pro Smart Lock doesn’t come with the Connect Wi-Fi Bridge, though that can be added on separately for remote control. Smart Lock does use DoorSense though, which lets users lock a door instantly and confirm that it’s closed. The redesigned Smart Lock has a new industrial design and retails for $149.
The new Doorbell Cam Pro includes video recording, motion detection alerts, and an integrated flood light, in addition to the new HindSight feature. HindSight adds “a few extra seconds to the beginning of video to a recording, even before motion is detected.” This allows users to get a complete recording of the event.
Doorbell Cam Pro will also have “crisper” video recording. The camera replaces a doorbell button, and a new USB dock aims to make setup easier prior to installation. Doorbell Cam Pro will launch with a $199 price tag.
August’s Smart Home Access products are designed to work together. According to August, the new Smart Lock Pro and Smart Lock are already available, while Doorbell Cam Pro is set to ship on Oct. 10. Visit August’s website for more details.