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Keeping Our Front Door Secure Anywhere With August Smart Lock & Doorbell Cam & Kids Smart Phones

We partnered with August Home to share how the August Smart Home Access SolutionAugust Smart Lock, August Doorbell Cam and August Smart Keypadcan 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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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Check out the video below for more about using August Home for smarting hosting of friends, family and AirBNB guests.


  1. Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey on July 19, 2016 at 1:59 am

    Oh wow, look at what technology can do these days. This is absolutely awesome, I want this one!!

  2. Bonnie @wemake7 on July 13, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    This is really awesome! I can’t wait to show this to my husband. We could really use this system.

  3. jamie on July 13, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    I could so use this! My office is upstairs way in the corner of the house. I would love to see who is at the door, so I would know when it needs to be answered and when to ignore.

  4. Rebecca Swenor on July 13, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    These are both awesome front door security systems to have for sure. I am going to have to check the both of these out and I like you have the apps that control all the coming along goings. Thanks for sharing both these devices.

  5. HilLesha on July 13, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    I’d love to have something like the doorbell cam, because I always get iffy when someone I don’t know is at my door. It would certainly help give me a peace of mind!

  6. Kathy on July 13, 2016 at 9:59 am

    This is really need. I need to get myself this. Sounds like a great way to keep the door secured and locked.

  7. Maggie branch on July 13, 2016 at 5:04 am

    This is an amazing product! I always stress about if the door is locked or not. This sounds like it should be a must in every new home!

  8. Dogvills on July 13, 2016 at 2:45 am

    I’ve never heard of this before. I think this is a must for every home. I also have a friend who’s into B&B business. I will share this with her.

  9. ricci on July 12, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    I want a doorbell cam so bad!! I would love to see who is at the door before I open it!!

  10. Chrystal | Nevermore Lane on July 12, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    This is really cool. I don’t really live in an area where we would need a doorbell cam. But I do know quite a few people who could really benefit from something like this.

  11. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle on July 12, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Oh, we definitely need one of these! We live in a pretty peaceful area, but we are still IN the city of Atlanta, so the more safety, the better. Especially these days.