August smart lock by Yves Behar

Friday, 28 June 2013

American designer Yves Behar has teamed up with technology entrepreneur Jason Johnson to develop a smart lock. Called August, the device fits over a standard deadbolt, converting a key-operated lock into one that can be operated remotely by smartphone.

The device is the latest in a number of smart lock products, and provides more evidence that the connected home is moving into the mainstream. Homebuildlife subscribers can read our major report on The Connected Home for more insight.