SAN FRANCISCO—October 14, 2015: August Home, Inc., today announced August Access, a first-of-itskind
platform that provides secure, trusted home access via the August Smart Lock for top service
providers, including home repair, shipping, cleaning, elderly care, dog walking, delivery, among others.
To enable this, the company unveiled a new line of products: the August Smart Lock – HomeKit enabled,
the August Smart Keypad, and the August Doorbell Cam.
August’s goal has always been to build products and services that enable people to monitor and manage
entry into their homes from wherever they are, making life simpler and more secure. These new
products, along with August Access, create a cohesive system that revolutionizes the way people
interact with their homes, removing barriers that currently exist with home delivery services, and overall
access, while providing total visibility, control, and increased security to the front door.
“Smart home technology today is rapidly on its way to mainstream; however, there are still many
challenges that customers and service providers face when it comes to simple, secure home access.
With August Access, our partnerships with top home service providers, and a new line of products,
we’re solving the problem of bringing trusted services into the home in a secure and convenient way,”
said Jason Johnson, co-founder and CEO of August. “It’s been exactly one year since the launch of the
August Smart Lock, and we’ve seen exponential growth in daily usage with 5 million lock operations in
the past month, signaling that our customers are providing access to their home at a rapidly growing
rate and are ready to take it to the next level. Today we’re unveiling the next major step in our mission
to deliver a complete system to manage, monitor, and control home access from anywhere.”
August Access is a new platform available today in beta that provides secure home access via the August
products for top service providers. Through the August app for iOS and Android, customers can easily
discover and sign up for new services and then control and monitor what is delivered to their homes.
This provides a new level of convenience as customers no longer need to be home to receive deliveries;
trusted partners can securely enter the home using the August Smart Lock. Customers are informed
every step of the way with real time notifications, and with an August Doorbell Cam, they can even see
who is at the door and speak to them prior to providing access. Partners at launch include Sears,
Postmates, Pro.com, Handy, Fetch! Pet Care, Shyp, BloomNation, Envoy, Rinse, HelloAlfred, Wag!,
Pillow, Locksmith Brisbane and Doorman.
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