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August Access expands home delivery service with Deliv

The smart lock maker now owned by Assa Abloy is partnering with deliver service Deliv for expanded August Access availability.

August Home has partnered with Deliv, a same-day delivery service operating in more than 1,400 cities, for expanded August Access-friendly delivery options. August Access is the part of August's app that lets people give temporary virtual "keys" to service people like couriers. August's open platform will give retailers the option of adding August Access to their delivery methods. The August Access platform works with August's line of smart locks, as well as locks from Emtek and Yale, all owned by parent company Assa Abloy.

If you use Deliv currently, you will continue to have the same experience currently available. You will still be able to choose same-day delivery and a time that is convenient for you. The August Access addition allows the you to select in-home delivery after the transaction is completed. 

August Home/Assa Abloy

If you choose this option, August generates a passcode that may only be used once. The Deliv specialist rings your doorbell, triggering a notification on your phone. If the door is not answered, the specialist will use the one-time passcode to unlock your door and deliver the package. With the August app, you can watch the delivery take place live or view a recording.

Deliv already works with more than 4,000 retailers and is backed by United Parcel Service. Notable retailers include Macy's, Best Buy, Plated, Giant Eagle, Bloomingdale's and PetSmart. With the addition of August Access, this list of partners will likely expand. August Home's line of smart locks have seen success in the smart home market, and the startup company was purchased by Assa Abloy in later 2017. For a look at August's line of locks, see our latest review here.

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