Project: "AUGUST Smart Lock"
Designer(s): Yves Behar , United States
Category: Home Interior Products, Professional
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Entry Description: Humanity has been carrying keys, sharp pieces of metal in our pockets, for 200 years…it's time we think of something else. The August system consists of an attractive smart lock device that installs on the interior side of existing deadbolts, and a mobile app that allows authorized users to access the property. The existing deadbolt can still be unlocked with a physical key, and the lock can still be opened and closed by hand from the inside. You can specify exactly when individual visitors will have access to your home, and you can disable a visitor’s access at any time. August is installed on the interior side of your door using a total of five screws. Installation typically takes less than ten minutes and requires nothing more than a screwdriver. There is no need to re-key or permanently modify your existing lock system. The August Smart Lock is designed to give users a safe, simple, and social way to share access to their home while also aiming to blur the lines between Home Automation and Home Decor. The August Smart Lock re-examines all aspects of the traditional lock system, where traditional keys are easy to lose and copy, keypad codes can be easily shared, and biometrics are expensive and a challenge to install, the smart lock is a beautifully designed, easy to install, sociable device accompanied by a single mobile app that runs on your smartphone. At a time when we easily use technology for our banking, retail or lifestyle tracking, it is logical to transform the way we access our home. The August Smart Lock allows you to send a virtual key to guests or contractors to gain entry into your home without the need for a physical exchange of keys.

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