August smart locks are popular, and for good reason. The retrofit design makes them easy to install without replacing your existing deadbolt. It’s smart enough to work with smart home setups for , and . We gave multiple generations of August locks our Editors’ Choice Award for their easy installation, great app and smart home integration. Now, there’s a new one on the scene. Hello, August Wi-Fi Smart Lock.
- Smaller design.
- Wi-Fi built in.
- Smoother mechanics.
- Works with Google, Alexa and Siri.
- Still expensive.
- Shorter battery life.
Slimmed down and further smartened, it’s the best one yet. It comes with built-in Wi-Fi, negating the need for the extra August Connect ($58 at Amazon) plug-in modules. At $250, the new lock is pricey but it’s in the same price range as the previous generation lock, and well worth your money if you’re looking to get your front door online.
I popped it onto the back of my door and lived with it for a week. Here’s what you need to know.
Smaller smart lock design
August’s unique retrofit design stays true to its roots in this fourth-generation model. What’s remarkably