August Smart Lock strikes best price since February: $84 (Reg. $120)

Amazon is offering the August Smart Lock for $84 shipped. That’s $36 off the typical rate there and marks the best pricing we’ve tracked since February. This smart lock from August sports a sleek silver colorway that’s bound to class-up your front door. It boasts Bluetooth connectivity for easy arming and disarming of your front door from a paired smartphone. Furthermore, it can even integrate with everything from Alexa to Assistant and Airbnb to Simplisafe if you decide to pick up a bridge at a later date. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

New August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is 45% smaller, integrates with HomeKit, more

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While the v these days, there are a few brands that stand out from the crowd and August is one of them. Earlier today at CES 2020, the new August Wi-Fi Smart Lock was officially unveiled with a design that’s more compact than ever. It is described as “45% smaller in volume and 20% slimmer than the August Smart Lock Pro.” Continue reading for more details.

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Giveaway: Win August’s HomeKit-friendly Smart Lock Pro + Connect ($279 value)

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We’ve partnered with August to give away one Smart Lock Pro + Connect to a lucky 9to5Toys reader. This smart lock offers a sleek design and comes with everything needed to take your home security to the next level. Head below to learn more and how you can win.

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Let Alexa scare the kids this halloween with custom doorbell responses

Earlier today, Amazon announced on its developer blog that it is providing new ways for Echo devices to communicate with smart doorbells and cameras. More specifically, developers now have access to three new APIs called Doorbell Event Source, Motion Sensor, and Alexa.RTCSessionController. It’s a move that is not too surprising considering that Amazon bought Ring, a pillar of the smart doorbell industry, earlier this year for around a billion dollars.

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Score the August 3rd Gen. Smart Lock for a new Amazon low at $99.50 (Reg. $130)

$130 $99.50

Amazon offers the August Third Generation Smart Lock in silver for $99.39 shipped. That’s good for a $30 discount compared to Best Buy’s sale price and is a new all-time low at Amazon. For comparison, we last saw it discounted to $135. Tired of fumbling for your keys to unlock the front door? August’s smart lock supports keyless entry and more. Rated 4.5/5 stars from nearly 100 customers.

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