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Delayed August smart lock finally starts shipping

Delayed August smart lock finally starts shipping

The route to market for a new product is seldom straightforward, as smart lock start-up August has found, but after several months of delays the Yves Behar-designed door furniture is finally shipping. Announced more than a year ago, back in May 2013, August - which can be controlled remotely from your iPhone or Android device - was intended to ship in Q1 this year, but didn't make its self-imposed deadline.

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August smart lock preorders open but release pushed back to Q1 2014

August smart lock preorders open but release pushed back to Q1 2014

August has put its iPhone-controlled smart lock up for preorder, but early-adopters will have to wait a little longer than expected to upgrade their front door to the 21st century. The smart lock, which works with an iOS app over Bluetooth to support multiple access groups and temporary permissions for dog-walkers or cleaners, is now not expected to ship until sometime in Q1 2014, the startup says, rather than the late-2013 release window initially promised.

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August Smart Lock wants to make your front door intelligent

August Smart Lock wants to make your front door intelligent

Your smartphone has advanced security, why shouldn't your front door? Startup August is aiming to change that, with its Smart Lock security system replacing your traditional deadbolt with one that can be controlled from your smartphone, including allowing temporary or permanent guest access for visitors, dog walkers, or babysitters.

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