August joins the race for smartphone-enabled keyless door locking

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While Lockitron was the first viable consumer door security option to incorporate remote locking and unlocking via smartphone, August has now stepped up to the challenge, offering compatibility with existing locks and a guestbook feature to track who's coming in and out of the house. There are a lot of similarities between the two devices – both offer homeowners the ability to unlock their front door with a companion smartphone app, although August solely uses Bluetooth, rather than Lockitron's NFC and wifi. August, which was designed by Yves Béhar, also lets users distribute access to the property through profiles –…

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