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August Smart Lock Pro Review: Unlock Your Door Hands-Free

The August Smart Lock Pro can unlock your door when you get close, automatically lock it for you when you leave, and let guests in on your behalf. Plus, it installs in less than five minutes.

August Wi-Fi Smart Lock Pro Review:

Price and Where to Buy: At the time of writing, the August Smart Lock Pro was on sale on Amazon for $183.50.

[st_content_ad]How The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock Rates:

  • Usefulness: 10/10. Never carry around keys again—The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock will unlock your door when it senses your arrival, automatically lock it for you when you leave, let guests in, and show you who has come in and left your house. It attaches to the existing deadbolt on your door, and you can still use your keys if you ever need to. The smart lock can even be paired with Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri.
  • Durability: 10/10. The lock is well-made and will withstand any kind of weather, plus it comes with a one-year warranty.
  • Security: 10/10. The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock will automatically lock your door when you leave, and it will also show you in the app if your door is unlocked or locked. You can use the app to remotely let in guests or delivery people, and restrict access to a single occurrence or multiple use. The app uses two-factor authentication and two-layer encryption for extra security, and you can disable the app and any virtual keys instantly if you lose your phone.
  • Style: 9/10. The lock is slightly bulky, but will make your house look high-tech.

Final Verdict: Stop worrying about losing your keys or forgetting to lock the door before you leave for vacation and get the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock.

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Caroline Morse Teel is always on the hunt for the newest and best travel gear. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

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By Caroline Morse Teel

Unfortunately for her bank account, Principal Editor Caroline Morse Teel is powerless to resist a good flight deal. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

Caroline joined Boston-based SmarterTravel in 2011 after living in Ireland, London, and Manhattan. She's traveled to all seven continents, jumped out of planes, and bungeed off bridges in the pursuit of a good story. She loves exploring off-the-beaten path destinations, anything outdoorsy, and all things adventure.

Her stories have also appeared online at USA Today, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Yahoo,, TripAdvisor, Buzzfeed, Jetsetter, Oyster, Airfarewatchdog, and others.

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