August Doorbell Cam with HomeKit Adds Siri Voice Commands to Control the Camera
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 that its popular August Doorbell Cam will support Apple HomeKit via the new Home app in iOS 10. This was announced this morning at the Apple Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco.
The August Doorbell Cam lets consumers see and speak with visitors at their door, from anywhere, using a smartphone. Similar to the August Smart Lock, which already supports HomeKit, the Doorbell Cam with HomeKit will also support Siri™ voice commands. This gives customers another great way to interact with their home and their August Doorbell Cam such as turning on the Doorbell Cam camera to view live activity outside their door.
New HomeKit capabilities will be added to the Doorbell Cam in late Fall after the new profile is finalized and the product is certified. These features will be delivered to existing Doorbell Cam customers through a free, automatic software update.
“We have been working closely with Apple on HomeKit from its early beginnings and we already have a very successful HomeKit product with our second generation August Smart Lock,” said Jason Johnson, CEO of August Home Inc. “Knowing that HomeKit would evolve, we developed our Doorbell Cam with the Apple HomeKit-compatible MFI chip in the device to be ready to support HomeKit capabilities as soon as Apple included support for video cameras in HomeKit.”
In April, August began shipping the award-winning 2nd generation August Smart Lock, which supports HomeKit including the ability to use Siri to lock or unlock doors and check the status of doors using voice commands on an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple Watch and AppleTV.
August Smart Home Access Solution
The August Doorbell Cam, August Smart Lock and August Smart Keypad create the complete Smart Home Access solution allowing people to manage their front door from anywhere. The August Doorbell Cam lets consumers see and speak with visitors at the door, from anywhere, using a smartphone. 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.
August Works With
August products work in harmony with leading smart home brands to make life more simple and secure. August Works With partners include Airbnb, Apple, Logitech, Nest and Xfinity Home. For more information visit August Works With.