Herald Sun - Switched On - - GADGETS & GAMES -

Your lights and vacuum can be con­trolled with an app. Why not your door lock too? The Au­gust Smart Lock is a round metal cylin­der packed with four AA bat­ter­ies that can let you open your front door with your smart­phone. It re­places the in­door el­e­ment of a round dead­bolt (no rim cylin­ders) and, us­ing an app, lets per­mit­ted users un­lock the door with a tap. You can add users on a per­ma­nent or tem­po­rary ba­sis, let­ting in trades­peo­ple for ex­am­ple, and it works with apps in­clud­ing Airbnb. The lock it­self is sim­ple to fit, though it is large and heavy, and will only work if you don’t en­gage a sec­ond lock on your front door. $US199 / STORE.AU­GUST.COM

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