August

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Canada’s HeyBryan App Adds Smart Home Installation Services

Similar to HomeAdvisor, HeyBryan will connect Canadian homeowners with integrators for installation for Sonos, Nest, Ring and other smart devices.

Jason Knott · March 19, 2020

Yale/August Smart Door Locks Added to Savant Partner Program

ASSA Abloy’s Yale Home and August Home line of smart door locks now have robust-level control and functionality via the Savant Pro App.

Jason Knott · February 14, 2020

Clare Adds Support for Autonomic, August, Danalock, More

In addition to supporting more manufacturers, Clare has also added a new Amazon Alexa security skill that gives homeowners the ability to arm and disarm their security system via voice commands.

CE Pro Editors · July 16, 2019

Best and Worst States for Amazon Package Theft

Study reveals Wyoming, Vermont and California are the worst states per capita for Amazon package theft. Mississippi is the safest. December and November months have highest theft rates.

Jason Knott · March 22, 2019

Top 50 Cities for Amazon Package Theft

Research: San Francisco and Seattle are most frequent cities for Amazon package theft by ‘porch pirates’ and offer strongest potential to install front doorbell camera systems.

Jason Knott · December 26, 2018

With ‘Connected by August,’ Yale Locks Dominate Residential Access Control

‘Connected by August’ brings top access-control platform to Yale’s large variety of residential smart locks that support virtually every major (and secondary) home automation standard.

Julie Jacobson · September 26, 2018

Smart-Home Pros Love Ring Doorbells, but Doorbird Surges – CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

2018 Brand Analysis for front-door security shows more CE Pro 100 dealers offer Ring and Doorbird video doorbells than any other brand; Yale tops the list for smart locks and Control4 takes the access controls category.

CE Pro Editors · June 07, 2018

Amazon IoT Patent Shows ZigBee Home-Automation Signals over Power Cable

Ideal for integrating Wi-Fi cameras with ZigBee door locks, Amazon invention shows ZigBee home-automation signals running over power cable to enhance wireless performance.

Julie Jacobson · May 29, 2018

Parasitic Smart Locks: August and Nest/Yale Sponge Power off Doorbells

August and Nest/Yale employ low-energy home-automation protocols (Bluetooth LE and Thread/Weave) for their door locks, connecting to the home network via Wi-Fi-enabled video doorbells powered over wire.

Julie Jacobson · March 21, 2018

August Now Provides 24 Hours of Free Video Storage with Doorbell Cams

Acquired by Assa Abbloy last year, August now offers 24 hours of free video storage for doorbell cams, which previously carried a fee for saving any amount of surveillance footage.

CE Pro Editors · March 14, 2018