We partnered with August Home to share how the August Smart Home Access Solution — August Smart Lock, August Doorbell Cam and August Smart Keypad — can help you become an #AugustSmartHost. All experiences are from our home.
For our home it is very important that we know what is going everywhere in and around our home. With 3 busy children, pets, and all we have a lot going on at our home. From the summer days of the kids being around the house, to school days where they may walk home, or maybe renting a home out for Airbnb, having control and a peace of mind when away from your home is important.
Having smartphones and all the advancements of the 21st century makes it much easier to be aware of what is going on at our home, even when we are away. With the August Smart Home Access Solution, we can start to create our own smart home while away on trips, beach days, or when just running errands. We have full control over the front door letting us know who locks/unlocks the door, communicating with a delivery person, or even unlocking the front door for a friend to care for our dogs.
It’s always nice to know what’s going on when you are away from home or on the go, sometimes in and out. With the August Smart Lock, I check if I forgot to lock the door. Plus, with little kids, I can see if they have been in or out the front door and when they go out front to play.
We do a lot of traveling, and again, technology has expanded the options. With vacation rentals, there are so many choices for places to stay. Vacation rentals are an awesome way to save or make money. With the August Home products you have more control over who has access to your front door, from anywhere, which is great for Airbnb Hosts or anyone with a rental property.
With August Smart Lock:
- No need for keys, send a virtual key almost instantly
- Know who comes and goes from the ease of your smartphone
- Keep track with a 24/7 activity log
- No modification needed – DIY Installation that takes about 15-20 minutes
- Use the August Home app to access Airbnb host accounts for virtual key exchange
- Extra peace of mind with greater visibility and control over the front door
August Family of Products
The August Smart Lock is great for any house. Your exterior door hardware stays exactly the same. The August Smart Lock replaces only the interior side of your standard deadbolt, and set it up with your smartphone. This makes it possible to use our existing key, if we wanted to, while also having control from our phones. Airbnb guests can use an Apple iOS or an Android smartphone to access any rental with an August Smart Lock.
There is also an optional August Smart Keypad that works with the lock andallows hosts to distribute unique numeric codes to guests, house clears or anyone who may need to get in the home without a needing to use a smartphone.
What is really neat is the August Doorbell Cam. With the August Doorbell Cam, you will be alerted every time the bell is rung with the ability to see and speak with visitors from any smartphone, anywhere. A one-way HD camera lets me see visitors with full privacy. Easy to install and replaces your existing doorbell.
Great for Airbnb Hosts and Guests
The August Smart Lock and the August Home app make it easy for vacation rental hosts to give guests secure, keyless access to their property. Or, use the August Smart Keypad to create unique entry codes for guests to unlock your August Smart Lock without a traditional key or smartphone. Locking the door is simple with just one touch as you leave the house. The August Smart Lock also works with Apple HomeKit.
Airbnb hosts can simply create a unique entry code or give access for a specific period of time through the August Home app and Airbnb account. Link your Airbnb account to your August Home app and give access or a virtual key for the dates of their stay. Plus, a log lets you know when they have arrived and departed. Their virtual key expires at the end of their stay!
As a vacation property owner/Airbnb host, extra visibility makes turn-over simple. An activity log in the August Home app tracks when your door is locked and unlocked, so you know when your guests check out. Plus, no key drop-off!
Find out more about the Internet of Things and the August Home products that give you more control over your front door to start to your own 21st century smart home: