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August Smart Lock and SmartThings Wi-Fi Integration Review
Via direct Wi-Fi integration with Samsung SmartThings, the August Smart Lock Pro gains more control and automation flexibility. Image: Digitized House.

August Smart Lock and SmartThings Wi-Fi Integration Review

Beyond the predominance of the Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant connected home ecosystems, Samsung SmartThings has shaken out as a reasonable alternative. So it was with high expectations that we embarked on testing the fresh-out-of-the-lab…

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August Expands Portfolio with Wi-Fi Smart Lock at CES 2020
The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock. Image: August Home.

August Expands Portfolio with Wi-Fi Smart Lock at CES 2020

At CES 2020, August Home has announced a new home security product, the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock. In contrast to existing August smart locks, this product has an onboard Wi-Fi radio, obviating the need for the separate…

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All of Our Best Cyber Week and Black Friday Deal Coverage
Here are the best Black Friday Weekend and early Cyber Monday deals so far.

All of Our Best Cyber Week and Black Friday Deal Coverage

Black Friday itself has come and gone, but most of our recommendations below are still running through Black Friday Weekend and new Cyber Monday and Cyber Week deals are already out there for the taking. Here's a…

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August Brings SmartThings Integration to All August Smart Locks
All August smart door locks will gain Samsung SmartThings integration when used with the August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge. Image: Digitized House and ASSA ABLOY.

August Brings SmartThings Integration to All August Smart Locks

The August Smart Lock and Smart Lock Pro have gained new direct, software-based integration with Samsung SmartThings, without the need for Z-Wave. While SmartThings integration has been available previously with the Z-Wave-radio-equipped August Smart Lock Pro, the…

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An ASSA ABLOY Smart Door Lock for Every Door, Everywhere
Across Europe, there is an ASSA ABLOY smart door lock for nearly every application. Image: ASSA ABLOY.

An ASSA ABLOY Smart Door Lock for Every Door, Everywhere

Connected living has become the order of the day, and in lockstep smart home technology has reached a tipping point. In a survey conducted for ASSA ABLOY’s new “Smart Door Locks Report 2018,” 60% of respondents said…

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What’s Driving Demand for Smarter Home Security? Answers in New Market Report
Available as a free download, the new "Smart Door Locks Report 2018" offers key insights on smart home security. Image: ASSA ABLOY.

What’s Driving Demand for Smarter Home Security? Answers in New Market Report

Home security is getting more intelligent: that’s one conclusion of a new report by consultancy IFSEC Global and door opening solutions provider ASSA ABLOY, which examines results from a specially-commissioned smart home customer survey. This comprehensive report—entitled…

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August Enables More Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, IFTTT Skills
Just in time for Halloween: August Home brings new Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and IFTTT skills to its smart locks and doorbells. Image: August Home.

August Enables More Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, IFTTT Skills

Adding to a repertoire of voice commands for its smart door locks, August Home has added a smart unlock feature for the Google Assistant. Designed to work with the August Smart Lock and Smart Lock Pro, the…

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Yale Connects Its Assure Smart Locks with August App
The Yale Assure Locks - Connected by August line of smart locks integrates Yale touch-screen smart locks with the August app. Image: Yale and August Home.

Yale Connects Its Assure Smart Locks with August App

The first visible fruits of ASSA ABLOY’s acquisition of Silicon Valley smart lock maker August Home in 2017 have reached market, in the form of a new line of locks branded as Yale Assure Locks - Connected…

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ENTR Smart Lock Proves the Smartest Solution for Rental Services in Croatia
More European property rental services are relying on secure solutions around the ENTR smart door lock. Image: ASSA ABLOY/Intersoft/iStock.

ENTR Smart Lock Proves the Smartest Solution for Rental Services in Croatia

With vacation rental occupancy rates booming in Croatia, Pula-based Intersoft sought to develop a highly-secure, technology-based solution to make life less hectic for property renters and their guests. For the core of their new app-based service, they…

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Verisure connected home automation gets even smarter with Yale smart door locks by ASSA ABLOY
In Scandinavia, alarm monitoring company Verisure has added the Yale Doorman smart lock from ASSA ABLOY to their connected home repertoire. Image: ASSA ABLOY and Verisure.

Verisure connected home automation gets even smarter with Yale smart door locks by ASSA ABLOY

According to recent research by consultancy IFSEC Global, more than 90 percent of security system installers view home automation as a significant growth market. Verisure, Europe’s leading alarm monitoring company, offers more than just protection against intruders.…

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ENTR smart door lock extends colour palette with black version
The ENTR smart door lock is available Europe-wide in a new black version. Image: ASSA ABLOY.

ENTR smart door lock extends colour palette with black version

ASSA ABLOY built their award-winning ENTR smart door lock to blend seamlessly with European contemporary smart home design. Now, the product is available in a new black colour, as well as the original white, to complement any…

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In Spain, ENTR smart door locks enable people with disabilities to live independently
ENTR door locks help make homes smarter and barrier-free. Image: ASSA ABLOY.

In Spain, ENTR smart door locks enable people with disabilities to live independently

More and more people with disabilities choose to live in their own homes. This creates new challenges for domestic design: the typical set-up for a residence can include multiple barriers to independent living. And the biggest barrier…

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ENTR smart lock, Hoomvip app fast-track holiday rentals in Spain
ENTR lock and Hoomvip app smarten holiday rentals in Spain. Image: Hoomvip and Digitized House.

ENTR smart lock, Hoomvip app fast-track holiday rentals in Spain

Spain’s holiday rentals market is forecasted to grow 6 percent annually between 2017 and 2023, according to a white paper by SAC Insight¹. But hosts, landlords, and agents can beat even that impressive growth rate by choosing…

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In Rome and Milan, Home at Hotel discover smoother rentals with ENTR smart lock
Home at Hotel deploys smart locks for their vacation rentals. Image: ASSA ABLOY/Home at Hotel

In Rome and Milan, Home at Hotel discover smoother rentals with ENTR smart lock

Travellers treat their smartphone as an essential companion. It’s a boarding pass, a credit card, a travel guide… and for Home at Hotel guests at holiday rentals and apartments in Italy, it’s a front door key, too. Providing…

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For holiday rental landlords, smart locks eliminate key hassles, elevate reviews
Image: ASSA ABLOY

For holiday rental landlords, smart locks eliminate key hassles, elevate reviews

New market forecasts predict strong growth in the European holiday rentals market. They also hint at ways small-scale landlords and property owners can capitalise on this 21st-century travel boom. According to quantitative and qualitative research1 conducted exclusively…

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