Keyless house locks

For a decade, Australians have been able to press one button to unlock their car. It is now time for your house to turn keyless?

The August Smart Lock (ASL) is a great example of the future of lock technology. The ASL creates a secure environment allowing the home owner ultimate control over who enters their house at all times.

Setting up the ASL is simple and easy. The software comes standard with the system allowing you to set up different contacts with limited or full access to the house. You can even set certain times on a specific day for a visitor such as a cleaner or gardener to be granted access.

The ASL comes standard with many great features, but by far the most impressive feature is Auto-Unlock. The ASL senses when you are approaching the door and automatically unlocks the door for you. Another cool feature is that the ASL records a log of who entered/exited the house and the times.

Operating off two AA batteries, you will be sent a reminder when the batteries are in need of replacement. For those worried about what happens if the device runs out of batteries, the ASL doesn’t actually replace your normal door lock, it works alongside it (attached to the inside), so if the battery does run out before being replaced, your door key will still work.

The August Smart Lock is expected to be released for sale later this year, so if you are interested you can put your email address on their mailing list at

Written by Drew

Starting out as a week of work experience in 2005 while studying his Bachelor of Business at Swinburne University, Drew has never left his post and has been with the company ever since, working on the websites digital needs. Drew has a passion for all things technology which is only rivalled for his love of all things sport (watching, not playing).