August Home Now Supports Google Assistant August customers now have the flexibility to choose their preferred voice control platform and device for controlling the August Smart Lock.RS Staff ⋅ Mar 30, 2017 With support for the Google Assistant on Google Home now available, August Home is the first smart lock brand to provide support all three leading voice control platforms—Apple HomeKit with Siri, Amazon Alexa, and the Google Assistant. Customers now have the flexibility to choose their preferred platform and device for controlling the August Smart Lock. “As the first company to support all three major voice control platforms, we are giving our customers the ultimate flexibility to choose their preferred platform and device to integrate with the August Smart Lock,” said Jason Johnson, CEO of August Home Inc. “Voice control continues to be a significant driver of smart home adoption and the Google Assistant on Google Home is a key partner in delivering a great user experience. Today users can lock and check the status of their lock using the Google Assistant. We are also working with the Google team to develop a safe and secure way to allow unlocking via Google Assistant.” With the Google Assistant on Google Home, you can lock the door or check if the door is locked by saying, “Ok Google, ask August, lock my door” or “OK Google, ask August if my door is locked.” August is working with the Google team to add additional features such as unlocking that will be available later this year. Using the August Smart Lock with Google Assistant-enabled devices also requires the August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge to connect the Bluetooth lock to Wi-Fi. The Google Assistant on Google Home is compatible with the first-generation and second-generation August Smart Lock. The August Smart Lock and August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge are available through major retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, and Target as well as August.com. SubscribeFor more stories like this, and to keep up to date with all our market leading news, features and analysis, sign up to our newsletter here.