So many people chat about technology making our day-to-day lives easier, but few companies are actually making the chatter a reality. However, August is one of them. They announced their smartphone-controlled Smart Lock earlier in the year and trust us, you're going to want one for your own home. The device connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth and senses when you're approaching your front door, opening the lock for you. You can also give digital keys (as well as revoke them) to your friends and family. The small device sits over the deadlock portion of the door and considering all you need is a screwdriver, it's pretty easy to install. So, what do you do if you lose your phone? You can still unlock your door by key, or you can log into your account from a friend's phone.
As of September 21, August Smart Lock has blasted onto the news scene lately with the reveal that the system is now compatible with the Apple Watch. August’s app sends notifications directly to the watch face, giving you a look at the log activity, and enabling you to lock and unlock your front door. So far, this system appears to be the only smart lock option out there for the Apple Watch, but we expect more to start cropping up as technology continues to soar.