Smartphone. Smart watch. Smart house?
Technological advancements in the home are nothing new. But now homeowners can get keyless access to their homes via the August Smart Lock, which uses Bluetooth low energy technology in conjunction with Apple iOS and Google Android platforms.
The product is hardly new, though, with several "smart locks" already on the market, including Lockitron, Goji Smart Lock and Kwikset's Kevo Smart Lock. Not surprisingly, most of these smart locks are available at Home Depot, Lowe's and Ace Hardware. Interestingly, though, the August Smart Lock can't be found at your traditional hardware store. Instead, co-founders Jason Johnson and designer Yves Behar decided to sell the product at Apple stores.