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August door lock system for iPhone unveiled

August, a smart lock system for doors, was recently unveiled at All Things D’s D11 Conference. The system was introduced by Jason Johnson and noted Jawbone designer Yves Behar. August automatically locks or unlocks a door using the iPhone’s Blueooth when the homeowner is near. The system has an iPhone app, which can show log records and share digital keys.

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August can grant control to who has access to a user’s home — for instance, a cleaning person could be granted access for a few hours on a single day. The system lock uses standard batteries. Reservations are currently being taken for August — the locks cost $199 a piece. August expects to ship the locks by November or December. [via All Things D]

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Comments

1

what happens if you forget your phone at work? Or if your phone is out of batteries (never happens)? Or if your kid doesn’t have an iPhone?

i think it’s a great idea. i’m just looking for answers to these questions before buying one.

Posted by hamilton on May 31, 2013 at 10:29 AM (CDT)

2

You can use the old fashion keys to unlock. If you don’t have both your iPhone and keys then your S.O.L.

Posted by Benjamin Novida on May 31, 2013 at 7:12 PM (CDT)

3

Looks very susceptible to the old “grab the cylinder with a pair of vice grips and twist it right out of its mooring” trick.

Posted by Derek on June 3, 2013 at 2:17 PM (CDT)

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