The August Smart Lock fits onto existing deadbolts
The device makes use of replaceable AA batteries as a power source, so will remain operational even in the event of a power-cut
Users can issue up to 10 "virtual keys" to guests who also own an iPhone 4S or 5
The August Smart Lock fits onto existing deadbolts and the designers reckon it should be a quick two-screw installation job for around 90 percent of US deadbolts
The August Smart Lock will be available later this year, though pre-orders are open now, at an introductory price of US$199
The August Smart Lock is a new product by designer Yves Béhar and technology entrepreneur Jason Johnson, which updates the humble door lock for the "Internet of Things" era. The device can be retrofitted to existing deadbolts and employs Bluetooth Low Energy technology in order to pair with an iPhone 4S or iPhone 5, and allow access for you and up to 10 of your iPhone-wielding friends.
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