August’s latest HomeKit Smart Lock falls to second-best price yet at $196 (Save 22%)

Amazon is currently offering the August 4th-Generation Wi-Fi Smart Lock for $195.59 shipped. Down from its $250 going rate, you’re saving over 22% with today’s offer marking the second-best discount to date and coming within $13 of the all-time low. Delivering HomeKit, Alexa, and Assistant control, August’s latest smart lock enters with a 45% smaller design compared to its previous offerings. Wi-Fi connectivity means you won’t need an additional hub, and other notable features bring auto-unlocking functionality as well as the ability to share virtual keys. Over 2,600 customers have left a 4.3/5 star rating, and you can get a closer look in our hands-on review. Head below for more.

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)

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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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