Alarm.com is a very big player in the home security space is now partnering with with August and allowing integration of the August Smart Lock Pro into the Alarm.com. This new partnership between August and Alarm.com should open up lots of door for both companies.
I have worked with many Alarm.com systems over the years and have always used either a Schlage or Yale Z-Wave lock them but recently I have really become a fan of August and have already made the decision that August is the way I will go in my own home when it is time to upgrade from my Schlage locks.
In a press release August had the following to say about the partnership:
“August has taken another step forward to strengthen the security of your front door by partnering with Alarm.com. Through this collaboration, the August Smart Lock Pro is now fully integrated with popular security panels Alarm.com supports, such as DSC, Interlogix, Nortek and Qolsys, allowing homeowners to lock/unlock and control access to the front door remotely – all from the August and Alarm.com mobile apps.
By connecting your August Smart Lock Pro with the Alarm.com platform, it now becomes part of a multi-device smart home security ecosystem that offers homeowners keyless convenience and complete awareness and control of who enters the home.
With this partnership, you will now be able to enjoy the following features via the August or Alarm.com apps –
- Timed auto-lock
- Location-based locking reminders
- One-touch remote locking
- Unexpected Activity notifications (if the door is unlocked at an unusual time)
- Integration into Alarm.com’s Scenes feature
The Scenes feature allows one-touch automation sequences where multiple connected devices respond to a single command. For example, a single tap on the Alarm.com app for the “Home” scene will unlock the door, disarm the security system, adjust the lights and more. An Alexa request to enact the “Sleep” scene (“ask Alarm.com to Sleep”) will trigger the security system to arm, turn the lights off, set the smart thermostat down and lock the August Smart Lock Pro.”
I am not sure how much this partnership will benefit Alarm.com as they already have pretty good market share but August on the other hand could see a decent boost from this by leveraging Alarm.com’s market share.
Anyone using August Lock? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
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