Where did you get the inspiration for your product?
At August, our goal is to make life simpler and more secure, with a focus on access to the home. We wanted to reimagine the old lock-and-key system that hadn’t changed in hundreds of years, and deliver a seamless home entry experience that eliminates the major pain point of duplicating and exchanging keys. That old system was designed to keep intruders out of the home; but we were instead interested in welcoming loved ones and trusted friends into the home - that’s how August was born.
What differentiates your product from similar products out there?
Our smart lock was built on principles of security, functionality, design, and simplicity. We wanted to create a product that could seamlessly integrate into any home. With this in mind, the August Smart Lock is easy to install, attaches to your existing deadbolt, sports a sleek design with 4 color options to complement any home decor, and has the ability to lock and unlock automatically for a truly magical experience. August is more than just a lock; it’s a sophisticated and secure home access system.
Tell us about the best and most challenging parts of the creation process.
When building August, it was very important to us to create a product that was additive and didn’t take away from existing technology. It look a lot of research, testing, and trial-and-error to result in the final product, which can be easily self-installed in less than 10 minutes without any lock modification needed. What we have today is a product that can seamlessly integrate into any home and greatly enhance the home access experience as we know it.
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