Take a look at CNET's best smart locks for 2019 and you'll find two August locks at the top of the list. The August Smart Lock Pro is the pick for best overall smart lock, and the cheaper, simpler August Smart Lock is the best for apartment dwellers. Both locks are reliable and easy to install -- and both can currently be had at a steep discount on Amazon. Let's take a look at these two smart-lock deals.
Update, 12:52 p.m. PT: Soon after we posted this story earlier today, the prices increased on Amazon. Moreover, the first product offers a 20% off coupon code for some (but not all) users. See the listings below for full details. Bottom line: You may still get a discount from the regular price, but it may be less of a deal than what was available earlier today.
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This Pro bundle includes August's third-generation smart lock and the Connect Wi-Fi module that lets you control the lock outside of Bluetooth range. The lock also features DoorSense, which tells you whether your door is open or closed. It supports Z-Wave (hub not included) and also works with Amazon Alexa speakers, Google Home, Apple HomeKit and Nest.
As noted above, this bundle was $162 when we posted it earlier ($118 off). It's now listed as $214 ($66 off), but some CNET staffers are getting a 20% off coupon on the page, bringing the final price to about $171 ($109 off). Read the August Smart Lock Pro review
This simpler, non-Pro bundle includes August's third-generation smart lock and the Connect Wi-Fi module. It also features DoorSense like the Pro version, so you can check if your door is open or closed. It works with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Nest but doesn't support Z-Wave or Apple HomeKit. It's great for renters because the low-profile design means you won't need to replace your deadbolt.
As noted above, this bundle was selling for $139 (an $80 savings) when first posted, but it's now showing as $180 (a $40 savings). That's the price that it's often (but not always) sold at on Amazon. Read the August Smart Lock review