August Home Inc. has announced the August Smart Lock Pro (Z-Wave), a new Z-Wave lock for the professional channel. The new lock will be sold exclusively through August Pro, a division of August Home dedicated to serving integrators and security dealers in the custom home installation channel.
In conjunction with this announcement, August has joined the Z-Wave Alliance, a global membership dedicated to advancing the popular Z-Wave wireless smart home protocol. By joining the Z-Wave Alliance, August will expand interoperability and offer certified integrators the ability to integrate the Smart Lock as a key component of a complete smart home solution.
“We’re committed to this market and believe in offering products that deliver interoperability and choice for both dealers and their customers,” said Jason Johnson, CEO of August Home Inc. “Our new Z-Wave lock is another step we are taking to deliver a market-leading product that integrates with the security systems and home automation platforms these dealers and integrators are installing every day to help them grow their business.”
Some of the most well known smart home systems and more than 1,700 products use Z-Wave technology. The new August Smart Lock Pro (Z-Wave) leverages the architecture of the August Smart Lock. Support for Z-Wave allows the August Smart Lock Pro (Z-Wave) to communicate wirelessly to security and home automation systems and will allow integrators and installers to include the August Smart Lock as part of a complete smart home solution.
The August Smart Lock Pro (Z-Wave) will begin shipping in the Fall and will be sold through August distribution partners including ADI, AVAD, Top Notch, and Worthington.