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August and Schlage smart locks get new Alexa voice unlock skill

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

If you've been itching to unlock your Schlage or August door locks with Alexa, I have some good news for you. Both companies announced a new skill that allows you to do just that. Some of you might have security concerns about this, but both Schlage and August are quick to affirm that this system is, in fact, quite safe.

Both require a unique, secure PIN code in order to verify your voice command.

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August and Schlage smart locks get new Alexa voice unlock skill was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Assistant now works with 5000 devices, direct Logitech Harmony and DISH control coming, security systems, and more

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Support for the Google Assistant is ramping up from major and minor smart home device makers alike. It was only this January that we reported the Assistant had support for 1500 devices, but now that number has jumped, nay, soared to 5000 devices. Along with that happy threshold comes the news of many other upcoming integrations for our favorite smart home assistant.

Let's start with the news many of us have been waiting for: Logitech Harmony will stop being a third-party Actions on Google integration and will become a direct service in Home control (read about the many intricate differences in our Google Home guide).

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Google Assistant now works with 5000 devices, direct Logitech Harmony and DISH control coming, security systems, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

August’s direct Google Assistant integration is official, includes DoorSense to see if your door is open or closed

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

August's door locks have been supported on Google Assistant (and thus Home) for a long time, but you had to voice your request as, "Ok Google, ask August to lock the door." That Actions on Google / Assistant Apps integration had a few drawbacks like being dependent on Voice Match and talking back to you in a different voice (you can read about its limitations in our ultimate Google Home guide).

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August's direct Google Assistant integration is official, includes DoorSense to see if your door is open or closed was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Deal Alert] August Smart Lock 2nd gen drops to $105.79 on eBay

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

Not having to carry or interact with a physical key is the new hip thing. Cars have had keyless entry and push-button start for years, and now Teslas can even be used with just a phone app. Smart locks for homes have been around for some time as well, and if you don't already have one, you might want to look into this deal on the August Smart Lock 2nd gen, which is now being offered for $105.79 via eBay.

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[Deal Alert] August Smart Lock 2nd gen drops to $105.79 on eBay was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Deal Alert] August Smart Lock on sale for $139.99 ($90 off)

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Making your home smarter might involve swapping in a connected thermostat that can save energy or adding a few cameras to keep an eye on things. But what about getting into the house? Smart locks are weirdly expensive, but the August smart lock is on sale today at a few retailers. It's $90 cheaper than usual, and you can get it in time for Christmas.

August installs on the inside of the door, but it uses the existing exterior hardware.

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[Deal Alert] August Smart Lock on sale for $139.99 ($90 off) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Most Wanted: The best smart home products you can buy

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

One of the biggest trends in consumer technology over the last few years has been the rise of the smart home. The number of different device categories that now make up the 'Internet of Things' (IoT) has grown immensely, with connected appliances now found in many households across the US and beyond.

The smart home was once an expensive hobby for tech-fiends only but has now become an affordable aspiration for normal people.

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Most Wanted: The best smart home products you can buy was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Deal Alert] The second-generation August Lock is on sale for $150 ($80 off)

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Each year, we see more and more smart home products pop up and go on sale. Today, we have August's second-generation lock — currently, you can find this item at Amazon or Best Buy for $149.99, $80 off.

This lock attaches to your current deadbolt, meaning that it can install in a few minutes. It syncs up with the app on your phone, Android or iOS, for you to control remotely.

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[Deal Alert] The second-generation August Lock is on sale for $150 ($80 off) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Deal Alert] The second-generation August Lock is on sale for $150 ($80 off)

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Each year, we see more and more smart home products pop up and go on sale. Today, we have August's second-generation lock — currently, you can find this item at Amazon or Best Buy for $149.99, $80 off.

This lock attaches to your current deadbolt, meaning that it can install in a few minutes. It syncs up with the app on your phone, Android or iOS, for you to control remotely.

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[Deal Alert] The second-generation August Lock is on sale for $150 ($80 off) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

August Home acquired by Yale owner Assa Abloy, the world’s largest lock maker

Friday, October 20th, 2017

August Home makes smart locks and doorbells with cameras. Assa Abloy, the world's largest lock and access company, can only make dumb locks. If you're the latter and you want to get into the business of former, there's a simple solution. And that's exactly what Assa Abloy is doing, opting to purchase the fledgling US smart lock firm.

Swedish conglomerate Assa Abloy operates in 70 countries and is responsible for Yale, one of the world's most recognizable lock brands.

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August Home acquired by Yale owner Assa Abloy, the world's largest lock maker was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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