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August.com has August Wi-Fi Smart Lock (4th Gen) + Smart Keypad on sale for $188.99 when you follow the instructions below. Shipping is free.

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  1. Click here for August Wi-Fi Smart Lock (4th Gen)
  2. Scroll down page to section titled "Pair with Smart Keypad"
  3. Click "Get Bundle"
  4. Select Color and Add to cart
  5. In cart, apply promo code VIP30
  6. Your total will be $188.99 + Free Shipping.
About this Product:
  • Remotely lock or unlock the door, check door status, grant virtual guest keys, and see who's coming and going. Or use your favorite voice assistant to control your door.
  • Easy to install and attaches to your existing deadbolt on the inside of your door so you can keep your original keys.
  • And with built-in Wi-Fi, the lock requires no additional bridge to connect.
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Note that this is 4th gen, the latest with built-in wifi.

Apparently, August matched Amazon for the deadbolt on their website, for both colors. But do not bother: they have a code that takes 30% off of MSRP (for everything I have tried). Just enter at VIP30 checkout.

Looks like it was there for a long time but never made it to SD.

So the total comes to $229 - 30% off = $160.99+tax. Shipping is free.

https://august.com/products/augus...smart-lock

A better deal, who also would like to add a keypad:

August Wi-Fi Smart Lock + Keypad: $188.99+tax shipped
Steps (see attached image at the bottom):
1) Go to: https://august.com/products/augus...smart-lock
2) Click the red Get Bundle button that states:
"BUNDLE Pair with Smart Keypad
Add keycode entry for even more convenience"
3) Enter VIP30 at checkout.
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(Family of Android users here)

First August lock / smart lock in general was 4th gen (same model as this deal), bought a bit over a year ago. Mostly happy with it, except when it started jamming a bunch a few months in. Didn't realize I should have just recalibrated at the time. Also, the most likely reason it happened is because in the early days I let the batteries drain aaallll the way dead almost every time. Apparently this increases the chances of the calibration going off among other issues. No problems of this sort ever since (except when ilet the batteries run down to 0 again out of laziness / too busy because of moving).

Using the lock / unlock button in the app, as others have mentioned, can be a frustrating experience, particularly when it doesn't seem to respond. I've noticed this happens a lot when I'm out in the driveway, realize I forgot to lock the door (don't wanna wait the 30 min for auto unlock to kick in because, you know, paranoid), and try to manually lock it. Probably not being responsive because I'm still connected to my home wifi but at the very edge of the signal. Too far to direct Bluetooth connect to the lock, too close and yet too far to be both connected to my wifi but essentially have no internet connection because of poor connection. Pretty much, toggling off wifi and going cellular data makes the app work as expected.

Besides that my biggest complaint is the unreliability of auto unlock. Whether the app notified it's attempting to auto unlock but fails, or just completely stops trying altogether. Whenever this happens, I just have to either go into the app settings and disable / re-enable auto unlock (goes through the short auto unlock setup process again where you select home wifi network and confirm location), or just clear app data / cache and log back in. This seems to need to be done on each device. It doesn't take as long as one may think (less than a minute), but the really frustrating thing is the frequency at which I need to do this. Pretty much once a month. Not sure if it has to do with app updates, system updates, hardware / software, or something completely unrelated.

Auto-lock (arguably the more "important" action, though not in terms of "convenience") is essentially completely reliable for us. Never problems with auto locking.

(edit: btw, I did install and use the doorsense sensor)

About 2-3 months ago, I bought the keypad (to work around the auto unlock problems, primarily, as well as to complement the look and complete the setup for the new house we just bought) and so far it's been 100% reliable. Literally no issues with it. I hope it stays that way! Guest pins have worked great and follow the schedule. Having lived without and with the keypad, I would highly recommend it, especially when it basically comes out to being free / heavily discounted in this deal.

Overall there have been some frustrating - may I say infuriating - experiences with this bundle, but now knowing what I know and how to deal / prevent issues, I really have no problems at all and would recommend this deal. Though I admit I have no personal experience with other smart locks at all.

Debating whether to get this deal to use for the inside garage entrance door.. annoying when I use the garage keypad to get into the garage and then realize the house door is locked from the inside and I don't have the keys with me, lol. But I was planning to wait for 5th gen and then play musical chairs and move the 4th to the garage, install 5th to the front door, etc. Decisions, decisions...
Yo spending $180 for all the hassles? I would spend $80 for something like this Door Lock Smart Lock 6-in-1Keyless Entry Door Lock with Remote Temporary Password,Biometric Fingerprint and Keypad,Smart Door Lock Front Door,External Lock Waterproof,Deadbolt Locks https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09JWRV...UTF8&psc=1
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Has anybody tried to use rechargeable version of CR123 battery with the unit? Something like this. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/pr...l/overview
In my research debating whether to buy this, I found posts on Reddit indicating rechargeables work but do not last very long and will immediately register as low in the app, resulting in phone notifications that you can't stop without disabling ALL notifications from the August lock app. This makes sense because the non rechargeable are 1500mah while the rechargeables you link are only 400mah. You can find better ones up to 800mah, but these still won't last nearly as long as the non rechargeables. Given that non rechargeables already only last 1-3 months in real world usage in this model, you would likely be replacing rechargeables weekly even if you are willing to deal with the notification issue. While I'm intrigued, I think I'm going to pass on this deal due to how much this model apparently eats batteries.

BTW, in my experience a lot of the cheap non rechargeable lithium batteries (of all sizes) you can get online do not last very long in devices (some of these are counterfeit batteries that appear to have a full charge but then drop precipitously).
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Yo spending $180 for all the hassles? I would spend $80 for something like this Door Lock Smart Lock 6-in-1Keyless Entry Door Lock with Remote Temporary Password,Biometric Fingerprint and Keypad,Smart Door Lock Front Door,External Lock Waterproof,Deadbolt Locks https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09JWRV...UTF8&psc=1
No reviews and extremely ugly.
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No reviews and extremely ugly.
Yeah the downside for this lock is that the brand just launched. I like the ability to use ic cards to unlock. Backed up with keypad or finger print. It's compact you don't need a separate keypad like August does. Sadly they don't say if this lock is for external. Which I would assume they might not withstand the sun or rain

This lock is good looking but I prefer compact form factor ROOK Smart Lock 5-in-1 Keyless Entry via Biometric Fingerprint Scan, Passcode Digital Keypad, Electronic Key Fobs or Regular Keys - Automatic Deadbolt Locks for Front Door (Gunmetal) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09DGVG...UTF8&psc=1
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This or Ultraloq ( https://www.amazon.com/ULTRALOQ-B...jZe8rbyMWM )?

Ultraloq has great reviews on Wirecutter and pacmag.
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Does this version solve some of the previous issues?

- Disconnects from Connect often even when it' within 2 to 3 ft of each other
- Takes forever for app to connect while approaching door
- Takes sometimes up to 5 minutes for geo location to trigger unlocking
- Tapping the "unlock" or "lock" color often results in a phantom click that requires you to have to do it a second time.
- Might be isolated to me but some of my guests can no longer use their august app on their iPhones.
- App appears to rarely get updated or improved
- Sometimes the no jam feature does not work requiring me to have to re-calibrate the device so my daughter doesn't destroy the door casing.
- Cannot get remote to unlocking to work reliably to let people in
- Often difficult to get connect to respond to setting changes sometimes
- Wifi to Bluetooth swapping is slow

The only thing i can rely on is the scheduling works like a charm and the auto-lock helps keep the door locked as people come and go so I never have to think about it.

I have a very blanketed WiFi area for the device and it shows a strong connection in the signal readings. It's been like this since day one. 0 issues have ever been fixed. I've seen others report some of these and nothing has ever been done to fix anything.

I don't think I can take a chance on this deal given the endless hassle this lock has given me. I'd suggest to others to steer clear for something else that is more reliable.
I used these (two of them) over Wi-Fi initially. I had to swap batteries every 30 days. Since I switched to Bluetooth via HomeKit for remote access (like you'd do on the previous generation models) it's been nearly 7 months on the same batteries. Really happy with this model. It's also much less intrusively large than the previous gens.
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Quote from addiktion :
Does this version solve some of the previous issues?

- Disconnects from Connect often even when it' within 2 to 3 ft of each other
- Takes forever for app to connect while approaching door
- Takes sometimes up to 5 minutes for geo location to trigger unlocking
- Tapping the "unlock" or "lock" color often results in a phantom click that requires you to have to do it a second time.
- Might be isolated to me but some of my guests can no longer use their august app on their iPhones.
- App appears to rarely get updated or improved
- Sometimes the no jam feature does not work requiring me to have to re-calibrate the device so my daughter doesn't destroy the door casing.
- Cannot get remote to unlocking to work reliably to let people in
- Often difficult to get connect to respond to setting changes sometimes
- Wifi to Bluetooth swapping is slow

The only thing i can rely on is the scheduling works like a charm and the auto-lock helps keep the door locked as people come and go so I never have to think about it.

I have a very blanketed WiFi area for the device and it shows a strong connection in the signal readings. It's been like this since day one. 0 issues have ever been fixed. I've seen others report some of these and nothing has ever been done to fix anything.

I don't think I can take a chance on this deal given the endless hassle this lock has given me. I'd suggest to others to steer clear for something else that is more reliable.
I bought a bunch of the YRD model Yale locks with the hot swappable module that can change them from August to zigbee to zwave. Zwave was very reliable but doesn't have all the features of August, like detecting of the door is open or closed.
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The only smart device on my home that doesn't work consistently is this lock. The WIFI bridge for mine died shortly after a year and the auto unlock using Bluetooth works only 20% of the time. I hate when I get to my door with both hands full with stuff and the door refuses to auto unlock. August is really popular but my experience with them is not good.
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Good luck with this lock if you have Pixel phone. I didn't know it when I bought it and the lock is going back now. Apparently it's a known issue with no fix in sight - suggestion from August support was to use another phone to set the lock up.
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This lock takes CR123 batteries.
Correct, and they're 22.00 for 12. How is that 10.00 for two?
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The batteries run out every couple of months on this (check reviews). It's works well other than this. Battery drain appears to be driven by a very inefficient wifi radio that keeps connecting and disconnecting despite a very strong signal.
The primary goal of wifi is not energy efficient. Use Z-Wave with hub if battery life is the main concern.
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My batteries last about 5 weeks, Which z-wave hub works with this lock?
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I cant articulate how much I hate the gen 3 lock I have... hope it got better but I wont recommend august to anyone.
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Thanks OP! I didn't like the Eufy smart lock and was looking for the August or Yale lock instead.
Why didn't you like the Eufy? Was it the biometrics one?
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Why didn't you like the Eufy? Was it the biometrics one?
yes biometric one. didn't work well since my fingerprints are not that great from too much handwashing. I rather have one that detects that i'm near and unlocks. Plus when I input my number correct or incorrect, it's not obvious if I did it right or wrong (small icons). When my garage is closing, i can't hear the low beep if it was input incorrectly.
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