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August Smart Locks

Upgrade your check-in process and enhance security by embracing keyless self-check-in with August. With numerous options available, selecting the right locks can be overwhelming.

Enso Connect specializes in assisting property owners and managers in optimizing their operations through smart connected systems like contactless check-in. In that regard, we have conducted a comprehensive evaluation of one of the market’s most popular smart lock lines: August locks.

After reading this, you will gain insight into:

  • The features and benefits provided by August locks.
  • Our recommended August lock models
  • An analysis of their pros and cons.
  • The ease of installation.
  • The expected battery life.
  • The level of security they deliver.

Find your August lock

Search the list of August lock models live in our system to see if you can add them to your Enso Connect dashboard

Discover the August family of smart locks

August locks are a game-changer for enhanced security and convenience. Seamlessly integrating with your property management system and smart devices through Enso Connect, these locks offer unique access codes for guests, ensuring their access is limited to their stay. With remote operation capabilities, you can bid farewell to worries about guests forgetting to lock the door. Compatible with various door types, the August line is the perfect choice, supporting both deadbolts and levers. Guests receive personalized entry codes in advance via Enso Connect’s user-friendly Boarding Pass, allowing them to access the property hassle-free. Customize the Boarding Pass to match your brand and take advantage of additional features like guidebooks and revenue-boosting options such as late check-ins, check-outs, and personalized upsells.

Streamline your check-in process and create unforgettable guest experiences with ease.

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What does Enso Connect recommend?

Enso Connect supports all of the mentioned door locks, but we encourage everyone to reach out to our team to ensure your exact lock model is able to connect with Enso.

Let’s take a look at why, and what we recommend:

Look for a lock with a long battery life

When it comes to smart locks, we strongly advise choosing a lock with an extended battery life. Opting for a lock that offers prolonged battery longevity guarantees continuous operation and reduces the frequency of battery replacements. By prioritizing locks with extended battery life, you can enjoy the convenience and security of keyless entry without the inconvenience of frequent battery monitoring and replacement. Trust us for a seamless and hassle-free experience!

Push button vs touchscreen

At Enso Connect, we highly recommend the use of push buttons for their user-friendly design. With push buttons, guests can enter the access code effortlessly without any additional steps, ensuring a seamless experience. In contrast, touchscreens require guests to activate them by placing their palm over the screen, which may cause confusion for those unfamiliar with the process.

Key overrides are a good idea

When selecting a smart lock, it is highly recommended to opt for one that incorporates a keyhole as a backup feature, ensuring you’re prepared for any Wi-Fi outages or battery issues. The presence of a keyhole guarantees an alternative method of access, unaffected by technological glitches. Whether faced with unstable Wi-Fi connectivity or unexpected battery depletion, the keyhole serves as a reliable solution, empowering you to maintain control over entry and uphold the security of your property.

How to install?

August lock installations are a breeze, requiring only a screwdriver to fit most hardware. If you’re installing them over existing holes in the door frame, the process becomes even simpler. Check out this helpful video guide to witness the ease of installing the August smart lock and learn about its features.

What are the pros and cons of August smart locks?


  • Convenient Keyless Entry: August is one of the best smart locks because they eliminate the need for physical keys, allowing users to enter their homes using their smartphones or access codes, also known as virtual keys.
  • Remote Access and Control: Users can lock or unlock their doors remotely from their August account, granting access to guests or service providers even when they are not present.
  • Integration with Enso Connect: August smart locks can integrate seamlessly with popular smart home platforms, enabling users to control their locks alongside other connected devices.
  • Activity Tracking and Alerts: These locks provide activity logs, allowing users to monitor who enters and exits their property using a door sensor. They can also receive real-time notifications about lock status and activity.
  • Easy Installation: August smart locks are designed for simple installation, often requiring just a screwdriver and minimal technical expertise. They also offer an easy to install August smart keypad.


  • Dependence on Smartphone and Internet: August smart locks rely on a stable internet connection and in many cases they require an August connect wi-fi bridge and smartphone access for remote control and operation. Interruptions in connectivity or wi-fi connect bridge malfunctions can limit functionality.
  • Battery Life: Like any electronic device, August smart locks require battery power. Although the battery life is typically reasonable, users need to monitor and replace batteries periodically to ensure uninterrupted operation.
  • Compatibility with Existing Hardware: Depending on the model, August smart locks may require specific door types or modifications, limiting compatibility with certain doors and hardware configurations.

Is the August smart lock worth it?

At Enso Connect, we firmly believe that the August smart lock is a fantastic option, and here’s why:

  • Enhanced Security: The August smart lock offers keyless entry and advanced security features, providing peace of mind for homeowners and property managers.
  • Convenient Access Control: With remote access and control capabilities, users can easily grant access to guests or service providers from anywhere, at any time.
  • Seamless Integration: The August smart lock integrates effortlessly with Enso Connect, allowing users to create a connected and convenient ecosystem.
  • Activity Monitoring: Users can track lock activity, receive real-time notifications, and maintain a comprehensive log of who enters and exits their property.
  • Easy Installation: The August smart lock is designed for easy installation, requiring minimal technical expertise and tools.
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Do August locks need WiFi?

August smart locks, including the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock, can still function even if your Wi-Fi connection is not available. The lock can connect to the August App using Bluetooth instead, allowing you to control and manage your lock’s functionalities without relying on Wi-Fi. This ensures that you maintain access and control over your lock even in situations where Wi-Fi is unavailable or disrupted.

That being said, August’s remote auto-lock feature will only work if connected to internet.

Are August locks safe and secure?

August locks are safe and come with all the latest trends and features like automatic relocking, tamper-proof battery covers, and privacy buttons. You can get a notification if the door is left unlocked, and can lock it remotely. Enso Connect also allows you to provide guests with unique, temporary access codes, which are more secure than lockboxes and keys.

August locks prioritize the safety and security of your guests, providing a reliable and secure locking solution. Here’s why August locks are considered safe and secure:

  • Advanced Data Encryption: August locks utilize advanced encryption protocols, including AES 128-bit and TLS encryption, to protect communication between the lock and the mobile app.
  • Secure Authentication: Multi-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security, ensuring that only authorized individuals can control the lock.
  • Secure Remote Access: With the August app, homeowners or property managers can remotely control and monitor the lock, granting access to guests only when needed.
  • Activity Tracking: August locks offer activity tracking, allowing you to monitor lock activity and receive real-time notifications, ensuring you stay informed about who enters and exits your property.
  • Guest Verificaton: Enso Connect adds an extra layer of protection by implementing a verification process, ensuring that door codes are only released to verified guests. This helps to enhance security and reduce the risk of unauthorized access, providing peace of mind for property owners and managers.

How long do batteries last in August locks?

The battery life of August locks can vary depending on factors such as usage frequency, lock model, and environmental conditions.

On average, August locks’ batteries tend to last for 2 – 4 months before requiring replacement.

It’s important to note that the lock’s companion app usually provides battery level indicators to keep users informed about the remaining battery life. Regularly monitoring the battery status and replacing them as needed ensures uninterrupted operation of the August lock.

The newer August locks have built-in wi-fi bridges and that can also drain the battery faster.

Can you hack August Locks?

August locks, like any mobile device, are not immune to potential hacking attempts. However, August has implemented multiple security measures to mitigate the risk of unauthorized access. They employ industry-standard encryption protocols and security practices to protect communication between the lock and the mobile app. They also regularly release firmware updates to address any identified vulnerabilities and ensure the ongoing security of their products. Within you August account you can also activate two-factor authentication.

What if the August lock fails and guests can't check in?

In the rare event of an August lock failure that prevents guests from checking in, it is crucial to have contingency plans in place to ensure a smooth guest experience. Here are a few steps you can take:

  1. Secondary Smart Lock: Enso Connect can manage multiple smart locks per property, even from differing brands, so install a smart lock on your back door for the rare instances that your front door lock decides not to function correctly.
  2. Have a Backup Key: Maintain a backup key option that can be provided to guests in case of any unforeseen lock failures or technical issues. This ensures that guests can still access the property even if the smart lock experiences a malfunction.
  3. 24/7 Support: Offer round-the-clock customer support to promptly address any issues that guests may encounter. Have a dedicated support team available to assist guests in case of lock failures or difficulties during the check-in process. In some cases you may want to use the auto-unlock feature to remotely let your guests in.
  4. Remote Troubleshooting: If possible, attempt to troubleshoot the lock remotely by guiding guests through potential solutions via phone or app. This may involve restarting the lock or attempting to resolve any connectivity issues.
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