You may have already heard about the project August Smart Lock from Yves behar, who has developed the design of the console OUYA. So, today went on sale the second generation of the device to control the operation which is possible when using a smartphone.
August Smart Lock is mounted on an existing deadbolt lock. To unlock the doors you must have a special electronic key: it is transmitted from your phone via wireless Bluetooth communication is encrypted.
To manage lock second generation you can use iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple Watch, including Siri voice assistant: the gadget can work both by itself and in the entire ecosystem of the smart home platform HomeKit. The user can assign the lock a particular task, for example, be closed after the “smart light bulb” in the hallway will be turned off.
The device has a pretty flexible options that are available in a separate Appendix. Communication with the device is via Bluetooth 4.0. The lock synchronization and mobile device allows you to receive push notifications with the name of the person who went home, opening the lock using the program. The same notifications will be sent when a door is opened mechanically.
With this program, you can set the duration of the codes to give to their relatives or servants. The castle is Autonomous and works even if the electricity went out. It has four built-in batteries that provide uninterrupted power for 6 to 12 months, depending on usage. In case with lock and key all the same that something will happen, it is always possible to open a conventional mechanical key, which comes in the kit.
On the case August Smart Lock second generation added an indicator showing the current status of the door. His appearance, it would seem that a big step can not be considered, but the usability of the lock because it increases significantly.
The novelty is available in four different color choices: bronze, silver, black and red. The cost of the second-generation Smart Lock August is 229 dollars.