August Smart Lock Mortise Kit converts a mortise lock into a smart lock and August Smart Lock Users Can Now Connect With Both POP Home Switch and Logitech Harmony

August Home Inc, the leading provider of smart locks and smart home access products and services that make life more simple and secure, today announced the August Smart Lock Mortise Kit. The first smart lock solution available in North America that converts mortise style locks, which combine the functionality of a locking bolt and door handle in one, into a smart lock. The August Smart Lock Mortise Kit works with the award-winning August Smart Lock allowing select mortise style locks to be controlled from anywhere using a smartphone.

“Since launching the August Smart Lock two years ago, we’ve had significant interest from consumers, home builders and locksmiths wanting to use our Smart Lock with a mortise style lock,” said Jason Johnson, CEO of August Home Inc. “With our Smart Lock Mortise Kit, we are expanding the range of locks that work with the August Smart Home Access Solution to now include both single-cylinder deadbolts and mortise locks. Our goal is to be compatible with all door locks and deliver the benefits of August Access to everyone.”

The August Smart Lock is already compatible out-of-the-box with most single-cylinder deadbolts used in most homes across North America. Mortise locks are also popular and commonly used in both high-rise buildings and newer construction. With the August Smart Lock Mortise Kit, the August Smart Lock works with the majority of lock styles used in North America.

Perfect for Builders and New Construction
The August Smart Lock Mortise Kit gives building managers the ability to install smart locks in their properties that use mortise locks, which are typical for multi-unit buildings. Now managers can control access to the building or individual units via Bluetooth and remotely via Wi-Fi, all from a smartphone.

“We’re big fans of the August Smart Lock and have wanted to install them in our properties for a long time. Some multi-unit building regulations require that we use a mortise solution. The August Smart Lock Mortise Kit will allow us to start installing smart locks in our buildings,” said Loring Sagan, founder and principal of luxury residential developer BUILD, one of San Francisco’s premier multi-family housing developers. “Adding smart locks also allows us to future-proof our homes so that access may be provided remotely in case of a lockout or needing to provide remote access. In a tech-savvy community providing smart solutions translates to an improved bottom line.”

“We’ve been Beta testing the August Smart Lock in our properties. We embrace innovation that serves our customers and the new mortise solution offers benefits for our apartment residents, and for us as the property owner,” said Yat-Pang Au, CEO of Veritas Investments, owner-operator of $2 billion in urban mixed use multi-family and retail property in San Francisco. “Residents appreciate the control and improved home security August offers. As a property owner, the flexibility to offer residents shared-economy services including laundry pickup, cleaning and grocery delivery is a great benefit too.”

August Smart Lock Mortise Kit
The August Smart Lock Mortise Kit includes a mounting plate and adapter that allows users to connect the August Smart Lock to a mortise lock. The kit and August Smart Lock install on the inside of the door so the existing exterior door hardware stays the same and users can use a traditional key at any time.

Pricing, Availability & Compatibility
The August Smart Lock Mortise Kit is available for certified locksmiths, property developers and managers priced at $100 with volume discounts available. The August Smart Lock is available separately for $229.

The August Smart Lock is compatible with single-cylinder deadbolts. The August Smart Lock Mortise Kit allows the August Smart Lock to also work with select mortise locks from Accurate, Schlage, Yale and other leading mortise lock providers.

August Integrates with Logitech POP Home Switch

Today announced an integration with the Logitech POP Home Switch. Now, August Smart Lock users can control their Smart Lock with the push of a button or include Smart Lock control in POP Recipes that work in conjunction with several connected devices installed in a home.

“Logitech POP is a great way to automate the connected home with the simple push of a button,” said Jason Johnson, CEO of August Home Inc. “Our products already work with Logitech Harmony remotes for smart home control, and support for POP means users have more options for how they interact with our Smart Lock.”

“We’re always looking to add the features and functionality that our users want into our ecosystem,” said Renee Niemi, vice president and general manager of the Smart Home business at Logitech. “Delivering one touch control of August Smart Locks with POP is something we know they’ll be excited about.”

When combined with August Connect, users can place POP by a bedside table and use it to control an August Smart Lock and nighttime lights before going to bed. And since the August Smart Lock already works with the Harmony hub-based remote, POP can be used to initiate an Activity like “Movie Night” – the TV, cable and stereo turn on, smart lights dim and the August Smart Lock is locked.

How it Works
Simple three-way control lets users press once, press twice, or press-and-hold to trigger different preset commands. Each switch is wireless and battery-powered, which means it can be used almost anywhere.

August Smart Home Access Solution
The August Smart Lock, August Smart Keypad and August Doorbell Cam, create the complete Smart Home Access solution allowing people to manage their front door from anywhere. The August Smart Lock turns a smartphone into a smart key where consumers can lock and unlock their door, create virtual keys for guests, and keep track of who comes and goes with a 24/7 activity log. The August Smart Keypad also lets users create unique entry codes for family, friends and service providers to unlock an August Smart Lock without a traditional key or smartphone. The August Doorbell Cam lets consumers see and speak with visitors at the door, from anywhere, using a smartphone.

August Works With
August products work together with leading smart home brands to make life more simple and secure. August Works With partners include Airbnb, Amazon, Apple, Logitech, Nest and Xfinity Home. For more information visit August Works With.

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