Amazon offers the August 3rd Generation Smart Lock in Silver for $99.99 shipped. Also at Best Buy. That’s down from the usual $130 or so price tag, a match of our previous mention and the lowest we can currently find. August’s 3rd generation smart lock is an easy way to add voice-controlled security to your home. With DIY installation, you’ll be all setup in “about 10 minutes with just a screwdriver.” Send guests temporary keys, check the status of your doors and more. Rated 3.8/5 stars.
If you’re looking for a simpler, and lower-cost approach, go with a pair of door sensors instead. This two-pack from GE is an easy way to be alerted when your doors are opened. Includes an alarm up to 120-decibles, so you’ll be certain to be aware of any activity.
August 3rd Generation Smart Lock features:
- Secure, keyless entry for your smart home. Lock and unlock your door, control keyless access and keep track of who comes and goes, all from your phone.
- Your phone is now your key. Lock and unlock your door, control keyless access and keep track of who comes and goes, all from your phone.
- Keep your existing lock and keys. Easily attaches to your existing deadbolt, so everyone can still use their keys.
- Stop hiding keys under rocks. Send guest keys from anywhere instantly—all from the August app.
- Control access for anyone. Grant access for a few weeks, a few hours, a few minutes. It’s up to you.