August Home partners with Alarm.com

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO—August Home Inc., a provider of smart and secure front door solutions, recently announced a partnership with Alarm.com, a platform for the intelligently connected property, to strengthen the security of the front door. By integrating the August Smart Lock Pro into the Alarm.com platform, homeowners with smart home security systems powered by Alarm.com will be able to remotely control the front door, manage their security system and connect to multiple devices around the home with the Alarm.com app.

“The August Smart Lock Pro is the most trusted, full-featured solution homeowners can install on their front door,” Dale Pistilli, vice president of sales and marketing for August Home, said in the announcement. “The addition of interoperability with Alarm.com-powered security systems further demonstrates our dedication to providing our customers with the highest level of security and convenience possible.”

The August Smart Lock Pro is Z-Wave Plus-certified, based on the 500 Series hardware platform, and features the S2 security framework. With support for Z-Wave Plus, the new lock is designed to integrate with popular security alarm panels, control systems and hubs. The August Smart Lock Pro is a retrofit lock that attaches to existing deadbolt locks, making installation simple and allowing homeowners to continue using their existing keys if they wish.

“The Alarm.com platform enables homeowners to intelligently connect a broad range of devices from leading brands, through our single app experience,” Anne Ferguson, VP of marketing for Alarm.com, said in the announcement. “Introducing the August Smart Lock Pro to our ecosystem furthers our commitment to our service provider partners by giving them more optionality to meet a wide range of customer needs.”

Integrated with the Alarm.com platform, the August Smart Lock Pro becomes part of the multi-device smart home security solution that offers homeowners keyless convenience combined with total awareness and control of who enters the home. Timed auto-lock and location-based locking reminders, with one-touch remote locking, help ensure the home is always secure, while Unexpected Activity notifications inform users if their door is unlocked at an unusual time. 

Alarm.com’s Scenes feature incorporates August Smart Lock Pro into one-touch automation sequences where multiple connected devices respond to a single command. Coming home is easy with the “Home” scene, where a single tap on the Alarm.com app unlocks the door, disarms the security system, adjusts the lights and more. For secure sleeping, homeowners can tell Alexa to “ask Alarm.com to Sleep,” triggering the security system to arm, the lights to turn off, the smart thermostat to turn down, and August Smart Lock Pro to lock.

The August Smart Lock Pro is available for professional installers at wholesale pricing with a two-year limited warranty through August distribution partners, including ADI, Anixter, AVAD, Volutone, Wave Electronics, Worthington, and 21st Century Distribution.