This Door Lock Is the Key to Your Smart Home
If you’ve been super anxious to get your hands on the August Smart Lock since May 2013 when it was first announced, the wait is finally over. After facing challenges and delays with shipping, they recently announced that their smartphone-operated deadbolt locks are really ready to go!
Designed by Yves Behar, the creative mind behind Jawbone products and SodaStream, the August Smart Lock is a replacement for a traditional keyed deadbolt that’s operated via smartphone app. Homeowners can add or remove authorized users to the account, allowing each of those users access to lock and unlock the door. And, get this… if you’re deemed an authorized user, the lock senses your arrival via Bluetooth and automatically unlocks the door for you once you’re within a certain distance. Even power outages are no match for this device. With four AA batteries inside, it’ll keep running no matter what the circumstance.
The August Smart Lock replaces the interior part of your deadbolt and works seamlessly with your existing door hardware. It takes less than 10 minutes to install, and is simple to set up. The device allows you to forget about losing your keys, and gives you the power to issue electronic keys to anyone who needs access to your home. Dog walker coming on Tuesday at noon? Unlock the door for them via Smart Lock’s app. And there’s no need to worry about locking the door behind him or her… with August’s EverLock technology, the door automatically locks every time it closes.
Eager to snag your high-tech home gadget? Since August Smart Locks have now begun shipping out, they are selling at their retail price of $250. Orders placed today are expected to be fulfilled in late October… just in time for the holidays!
Will you be purchasing an August Smart Lock for your door? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below or Tweet us @BritandCo.
(h/t 9 to 5 Mac)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!