August has released a firmware update for its August Smart Lock that adds full support for Apple’s Home app in iOS 10, including HomeKit notifications and triggers. The new firmware also reportedly “improves connection speed and motor operation.” Although August provided full core iOS 10 HomeKit support early on, the update to support Apple’s Home app lagged a bit behind other smart locks such Schlage, which updated its Sense firmware only days after iOS 10 was released to the public. With the update, the August Smart Lock can now be properly controlled from the iOS 10 Home app, and users can now enable notifications as well as setting up rules to take actions when the lock is locked or unlocked, such as turning on lights or adjusting thermostats.
Earlier this week, August also updated its video recording feature for the August Doorbell Cam to allow users to save recorded videos to the iOS Camera Rolll, just in time for Halloween trick-or-treating. The company has also promised HomeKit support for the Doorbell Cam in iOS 10, although no specific timeline is available as to when this can be expected to arrive.