These days, everywhere I look I see processes and tasks that were once manual, completely automated to meet the needs and demands of today’s technology-driven world. As a techie myself, I usually embrace most of the new and innovative gadgets, but I do hold on to some hesitation when I feel that there may be a measurable security risk. Whether the risk is to personal security or data security, these new gadgets must always consider the reality of our world, and they must include redundant security measures to compensate.
Just the other day, I came across the August Smart Lock that creates a secure keyless entry into your home via an app and also via Bluetooth. Using the app on your phone, you can wirelessly lock and unlock your door. You can also set the app to lock and unlock your door once you are within a predefined proximity. This can be great if your hands are full of groceries or other items, but dangerous if a stranger walks up behind you just as you reach your door.
The capabilities of this lock also allow you to grant temporary access, which would work great for guests or “known” repair people. If you have folks in your home that keep losing their house keys, the August Smart Lock could be a good option. Installation is very easy since it installs right over your existing deadbolt lock. It also works with Alexa for added versatility.
You can purchase the August Smart Lock at Amazon for $148.