One of the themes of CES is expanding the compatibility of services, and August is joining the fad by partnering up with third-party smart lock company Emtek.
August is best known for its smart locks and doorbell cameras , as well as software it offers through an app. At CES 2019 in Las Vegas, the company announced that it’s partnering up with Emtek, one of its sister sites carrying its software to new smart locks. Each falls under the conglomerate Assa Abloy, which scooped up August back in 2017 and has slowly expanded its tech into other branches.
Last year it began with Yale and now it’s moving on to Emtek with the EMPowered Smart Lock Keypad Deadbolt and Smart Lock for Deadbolt connected by August. It’ll sport Emtek’s signature smart lock hardware and utilize August’s cloud-based software features through its app.
Users will be able to control, monitor, and share access to their lock from anywhere through the August app and have access to key features like Auto-Lock, Auto-Unlock and DoorSense. Additionally, Emtek’s new smart lock swill also gain support for the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, letting users control the lock with their voice.
August also announced support for Yale’s new Assure Lever Lock. The single hole lock system is meant to work with side doors, basements and interior rooms.
The Emtek EMPowered Smart Lock Keypad Deadbolt will cost $440 and the Smart Lock for Deadbolt will cost $390. The former will be available beginning February 2019 and the latter in April. Meanwhile the Yale Assure Never Lock will cost between $149 and $299 and will be available in spring 2019.
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