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Apple removes August, Kwikset smart locks from online, offline stores

11/18, 11:10am

Smart home device purge removes non-HomeKit products from Apple Stores

A number of smart locks have been pulled from sale from Apple Stores, both online and offline, among other devices. The August Smart Lock and the Kwikset Kevo Wireless-Enabled Deadbolt Lock are no longer available to buy from Apple's online store, and though there is no official explanation for why they are no longer being offered directly through Apple, it is suggested the cause could be a lack of HomeKit support in the devices.


Yves Behar launches Bluetooth keyed August Smart Lock

05/29, 9:42pm

Easily installed device allows time, ID as programmable parameters

Today at the D11 conference, designer Yves Behar and technology entrepreneur Jason Johnson launched August and its flagship product, the August Smart Lock. Through a Bluetooth low energy (BLE) enabled locking mechanism and a mobile application, August allows users to send a virtual key to anyone to allow access to a home.



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