CEDIA Q&A: August Home Talks Up its Z-Wave Retrofit August Smart Lock Pro

Visit August Home at CEDIA 2017 to hear about its August Pro division and see the August Smart Lock Pro, a Z-Wave compatible, retrofit lock for the pro channel.


With CEDIA 2017 quickly approaching, CE Pro spoke to Mike Buckingham, director, August Pro, August Home, to hear what the company has in store for CEDIA attendees next week in booth #1607. 

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What would you say to dealers who are stumbling across your company for the first time?

August Pro is a division of August Home dedicated to serving professional smart home installers and security dealers with easy-to-install August Home Access products and services including the award-winning August Smart Lock, August Doorbell Cam and August Smart Keypad.

August products work together to turn a smartphone into a mobile command center giving consumers’ total control over the front door, from anywhere.

What would you say to dealers who are already familiar with your product line?

Earlier this year at ISC we announced a new August Smart Lock Pro designed for the Pro channel. We are excited to bring this product to market this fall and satisfy demand from current dealers and customers who have asked for a Z-Wave compatible smart lock. 

August is committed to the Pro channel and will continue to expand our support for dealers, number of distributor partners and visibility + awareness in the channel. 

If a dealer/integrator stops by your booth with only 5 minutes to spare, what’s the one product he should examine or one question he should ask?

Definitely the August Smart Lock Pro, which is the leading Z-Wave retrofit lock available in the market.

You could also ask what are the key benefits of the August Smart Lock Pro, which include the quality of the product, ease of install and set-up experience.  

What we have created is a lock that has dual radios integrated (BLE + Z-Wave), supports both iOS and Android, works with Apple HomeKit & Nest products, integrates with all 3 voice platforms (Siri, Alexa and Google) and is the quickest retro-fit install on the market.    

Think of your closest competitor (company or product). What is one thing you offer that they don’t? Please be specific.   

August is unique in that we offer a retrofit smart lock.

Why are you looking forward to CEDIA coming to San Diego for the first time?

San Diego is a fantastic city with great weather, people and restaurants! 

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Do you have any giveaways, contests or quirky features planned for CEDIA?

We are planning to have a raffle at our booth to giveaway August products and/or gear.