August Smart Lock Pro vs 3rd Generation
August lock makers continue to ascend the scales of glory in providing smart, secure locks. The world
leaders are focused in revolutionizing and advancing the quality and features of each locks they produce to
meet the emerging needs of their clients.
Paying close attention, just like the August 3rd generation smart lock incorporates improvements on features
and qualities of the 2nd generation smart lock, the August smart lock pro follows in revolutionizing the specs
and features of its predecessor probably in a bid to keep up with the consistently changing market trends and
We take an insight to understand which is the smarter of the two smart locks;
August Smart Lock Pro Vs 3rd Generation
As indicated earlier the August smart lock pro is the recently launched product of the two. It is therefore
expected to capitalize on the weaknesses and limitations of the 3rd generation smart lock.
We find out if that’s the case.
Design and appearance
There is no significant change in the design of the two smart looks as they all take on a fine aluminium finish,
the difference comes in the shape feature as the smart lock pro takes on the traditional cylindrical shape
while the 3rd generation lock takes on a more elongated shape that features a thumb turn.
As such the August 3rd generation design is easier to use with the kids and it easily blends in with other
smart appliances in your home without drawing undue attention.
Installation and set-up
August smart locks have long been known for their ease of installation that only requires a deadbolt, a
screw-driver and 10-15 minutes into the task the lock will be up and running.
Basically the installation process of the dual is relatively easy, you may require to eliminate the inner portion
of the exiting lock to fit the smart lock. However it is important to note that August locks still allow for use of
your former keys while supplementing the door lock with other security features.
To ease the installation process, one is required to download the August smart lock app, you are the required
to create an account before using the “set up a new device option” to complete the process. The app provides
tutorials on the DIY installation process among handling other critical duties.
Smart Home Compatibility Settings
The August Smart lock pro is by far well adjusted and designed to support smart ho,e compatibility settings.
Unlike the 3rd generation smart lock, the smart pro lock comes with an August connect which is a device
designed to bridge the blue tooth lock to a WI-Fl network and other smart home assistant apps making it well
adjusted to home kit support.
The August 3rd generation smart lock runs low on this feature however at an additional cost one may acquire
the August connect WI-Fl bridge. The connect will enable you to access support from apps like Google
assistant, Alexa among others.
Smart pro locks boasts of 2- wave support, Siri and Apple home kit compatibility, WI-Fl support, improved
blue tooth feature among others.
As such the operations of August smart pro locks are advanced and significantly improved. The app lock is
able to provide smart alerts on operations on the lock and information on the door status. For example it
provides information on the state of the door, whether locked, unlocked or left ajar (a door sensor may be
required to provide fully accurate information).
The August app in the smart pro lock is able to provide information on the state of your various August smart
locks in a multiple set up. The fast responsive app enables you to remotely lock and unlock different locks in
The lock’s app can decode information on who opened which lock at what time? It can differentiate between
a manual and automatic unlock, it can also provide information on how many times the lock has been
accessed. All these are encompassed on the smart alerts feature.
Most importantly the auto lock and unlock system is time and distance responsive example the lock will auto
lock or unlock if you are within a 200 ft radius. Finally the compatibility to Siri, Z—wave and Apple home kit
make the operations of the smart pro lock incredible in a smart hoe set up.
Most of these features are limited in the 3rd generation smart lock especially due to the fact that most of its
operations cannot be controlled remotely. Locking, unlocking, settings update, status checking must all be
conducted in a 40ft blue tooth radius unless you choose to acquire the August connect.
However, it supports auto lock and unlock, time and geographical responsiveness, monitoring features just as
well and is a sure fire security instrument.
On That Note
August smart pro lock’s compatibility to Siri, Apple Home kit support, Z—wave and Zigbee support combined
with the fact that it comes with an August connect to boost its auto operations makes it the ultimate best
retrofit lock in the market.
The third generation smart lock takes the upper hand in budget friendliness, ease of use and friendly design
especially for use by children.