August Home ditches the bridge, and Yale launches a smart lock in Europe

Assa Abloy, the world’s largest lock maker and the parent company of August Home and Yale, announced some new products at CES this week. The company didn’t talk about doorbell cameras at all — i

August’s View wireless doorbell arrives this month for $230

The August View didn’t launch at CES as anticipated (the smart home maker had some slightly underwhelming brand announcements instead), but earlier leaks did seem to get just about everything el

August is hoping Airbnb, Homeaway hosts will use their smart locks

August Lock is getting into the homesharing industry, making the process of checking in an Airbnb guest a bit easier. Airbnb has done what it can over the past few months to make checking in plain and

Assa Abloy finalizes purchase of smart lock maker August Home

Swedish lock maker Assa Abloy completed its acquisition of August Home this week. The deal, first announced back in October, has the U.S.-based smart lock startup rolling into the world’s largest lo

Crunch Report | Lyft Raises $1 Billion

Lyft raises $1 billion at an $11 billion valuation, Swedish lock maker Assa Abloy acquires August Home, MongoDB up 34% on stock market debut and Facebook is testing paywalls for Instant Articles. All

Walmart partners with smart lock maker August to test in-home delivery of packages and groceries

Walmart announced today it will begin testing a new service that will allow customers with August smart home devices, like the August doorbell and security cameras, to have their packages delivered in

August Home raises another $25 million as it expands service partnerships for its smart locks

When August Home raised its last big round nearly two and half years ago, the smart lock maker was targeting retail expansion. That’s still part of the plan for the company’s new $25 million Serie

Alexa can now unlock August Smart Locks

Over the summer, smart lock maker August announced its first integration with Amazon’s smart home assistant Alexa. It was pretty basic – letting users check whether unit was locked or not. Natural

August’s Smart Lock gets Wink integration for remote locking and actions

August’s Smart Lock gets a bit more useful today, thanks to newfound integration with connected home app, Wink. The app is already compatible with a number of third-party smart home devices, includi

August’s CEO on lock hacking and releasing hardware before it’s ready

‘Smart’ locks yield to simple hacker tricks

It's an open secret that the Internet of Things (if we must call it so) is pretty terrible, whether in standards, interoperability or security. Good security, though, you don't really expect in a smar

August’s Smart Lock gets Alexa functionality

Alexa continues its unremitting march across the world’s different smart home devices with the addition of the August Smart Lock to its list of compatible products. The hardware startup is bringing

August Debuts Three Products And Its Partner Platform ‘August Access’

Unlocking your door might not sound exciting, but once you've seen an August Smart Lock in action, you'll change your mind. The company behind it, August, is doubling down on the connected home with a

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Smartphone Stuff And Smart Home Stuff

It was a big week for phones and homes. John Biggs has been reviewing the new <a href="">Galaxy S6 Edge from Samsung</a>, while

August Raises $38 Million To Expand Smart Lock Retail Availability

Smart Lock purveyor August has raised another $38 million in funding, bringing the company’s tally up to $50 million, the company’s co-founder Jason Johnson told TechCrunch. August’s

August Launches A $50 WiFi Bridge Called August Connect To Open Its Smart Lock To Other Developers

Home automation startup August first came to market with a smart lock that allows users to get inside their homes without having to reach for their keys. But now it’s launching a new device, called

August’s Smart Lock Goes On Sale Online And At Apple Retail Stores For $250

After more than a year since it was first announced, the <a target="_blank" href="">August Smart Lock</a> is finally going on sale. The device will be shipping to pre-order custo

Home Automation Startup August Raises $8 Million From Maveron To Make Smart Locks Mainstream

Home automation startup <a target="_blank" href="">August</a> is getting ready to start shipping its first product to consumers early next year. But first, it's raised a bit more

Yves Behar’s August Smart Lock Lets Users Open Doors With A Mobile App

The smart home has grown in importance over the years, with new technologies being used to connect users with what used to be dumb objects. A startup called August, which provides a $199 keyless lock

August NPD numbers: Madden sells well (shocking!)

The August NPD numbers are out, and to no one’s surprise Madden NFL ’09 was the biggest seller of the month, with EA moving some 2.3 million units. August is sorta a slow month for the vid