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Thread: iPhone Controlled August Smart Lock to Arrive in Apple Retail Stores This Week

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    Yeah, I think I will stay away from this one. Wait for gen 2 to see how much more secure it SHOULD be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kukuchiau View Post
    Why apple exclusive? Why so expensive? Why unproven?

    Just use this:

    https://lockitron.com/

    They had several issues with this on the first runs....were they all resolved?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ambi_Valence View Post
    That was quick. My point is that I suspect people will still carry keys
    Following up my earlier post... Haven't carried house keys in 2 years. But the kwiksets have a pin code as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by kukuchiau View Post
    Why apple exclusive? Why so expensive? Why unproven?

    Just use this:

    https://lockitron.com/
    I ordered one nearly two years ago and it is yet to arrive. Crap company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blkcadi View Post
    With the cost and the tech involved I felt more info was needed for me as a consumer want to buy such a pricey product. So I searched their website and found how much more bang for the buck you get besides a nifty Keyless entry system. I found this.
    Seems the companion app shows August’s encrypted locking technology is safer than keys that can get lost and codes that can be copied.
    Total Control
    You control when people have access to your home. For example you can issue a key that works 24/7 for a family member, or one that works a couple of hours a week only for your cleaning person.
    Log Records
    You can see a Log of who’s entered and exited—and exactly when they did—remotely from your phone or computer.
    Always On
    It doesn’t matter if your power, cable or Wi-Fi goes down. August uses 4 AA batteries that keep it running in any circumstance. When the batteries get low we'll even send you reminders.

    This is pretty slick and I think your getting a unique protection with high tech data too. I like it.
    It isn't more secure than a key since it includes the option to use a key. It also lets you to lock yourself in and not be able to get out in an emergency.

    Not only is this ridiculously expensive, it isn't eeven well-thought-out.

    I give it two thumbs down.

    Quote Originally Posted by hogcia View Post
    The iPhone is expensive and we all still buy it. People will buy this.
    I hardly think comparing a handheld computer to a doorlock is comparable.
    Last edited by LeslieBee; 2014-10-15 at 08:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbpell View Post
    a rotating collar inside the lock acts as a physical backup, allowing users to unlock the deadbolt with a regular key from the outside 'or inside with the collar'.
    Quote Originally Posted by LeslieBee View Post
    It isn't more secure than a key since it includes the option to use a key. It also lets you to lock yourself in and not be able to get out in an emergency.


    Not only is this ridiculously expensive, it isn't eeven well-thought-out.

    I give it two thumbs down.



    I hardly think comparing a handheld computer to a doorlock is comparable.
    You need to read a bit more, read the quote in my post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpidermanAPV View Post
    Is it still possibly to unlock physically?
    Apparently this "rotating collar" is an overly technical and confusing way of saying it works as a regular doorknob from the inside. Who knows whether this means you could lock yourself out when you go to get the mail. I see no manual controls on it, like a regular deadbolt would.

    As others have mentioned here, there seem to be better options. I personally would prefer to buy from a company with solid experience building doorknobs and locks. They are more likely to know the issues involved, and not charge outrageous prices for underperforming products.

    Quote Originally Posted by blkcadi View Post
    You need to read a bit more, read the quote in my post.
    Maybe if you didn't ramble on so, others would be more likely to pay attention. ha,ha,ha Your post seemed to me like a technical bulletin from the company than a simple commentary. It was hard not to fall asleep before getting to the end. ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!
    Last edited by SpottedBilagaana; 2014-10-15 at 09:04 PM.

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