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They say there's no place like home, a feeling that seems especially true these days. For many, it's become the place to work, play, relax and unwind all in one, so it makes sense that you'd want it to be as comfortable and efficient as possible.
One way that many Canadians are putting their homes first is with the help of small projects to make it more liveable. Whether that's through new decor, a fresh coat of paint, or with the latest in smart home technology, there's no end to the possibilities.
With the arrival of the latest advancements in home security, it's just another way that you can tailor your home environment to your busy lifestyle. If you’re looking to upgrade your home’s setup, now is the perfect time to switch things up, since Amazon Canada is currently offering huge savings on one of their top-rated smart locks.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $100 (originally $155)
What is it?
Consider the August Home Smart Lock as the 21st century upgrade to traditional locking mechanisms. Offering secure, keyless entry for your home, it’s able to lock and unlock your door using Bluetooth - perfect for hands-free entry when you’re busy carrying groceries, kids, pets, or heavy furniture.
In addition to keyless entry, you can also set your August Smart Home Lock to automatically lock behind you, eliminating the question, “Did I lock the front door?” for good.
Installation takes just a few minutes to attach to the inside of your door, and works with most existing deadbolts so you can still keep your keys. You can also grant access to others instantly, to provide keyless entry to family, friends, housekeepers, dog walkers and other home services without worrying about lost or copied keys.
What shoppers are saying
With an average four-star rating from more than 2,300 customer reviews, the August Smart Home Lock is a top choice among shoppers. Thanks to its easy installation and automatic locking capabilities, it’s a hit among families and condo-dwellers alike.
“Absolutely love this thing! Have had it for two months now and it was easy to set up and has worked flawlessly,” one reviewer wrote. “I have three kids that constantly lost their keys, now all they do is open the door with their phones. I can also track when and what time they came home or if they left for school when they should have!! I highly recommend it.”
“The August lock was so easy to install that it only took me 15 minutes, and I've never replaced a lock before. I love the auto-unlock function when your hands are full of groceries, and the door just opens for you. I think every condo owner needs one,” added another.
In case you were expecting to connect your August Smart Home Lock to digital assistants like Siri and Alexa, one of the cons according to reviewers is that you’ll need to purchase the August connect Wi-Fi bridge (sold separately) in order to connect them.
“Great smart lock. Easy to instal and use. Great app features. Only issue is you need a smart hub to enable the Alexa capabilities but excellent value overall,” reads one four-star review.
While this smart lock may be a great addition to your household, it may not be the ideal choice for older individuals or those who aren’t as proficient with a smartphone in their day to day life.
If however, you’re looking for a convenient and hands-free way to access your home and are already equipped with a Bluetooth-enabled device, this smart lock is a great choice, especially at its current sale price.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.