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August's bargain Smart Lock does all of the basics

August's $149 Smart Lock isn't HomeKit- or Z-Wave-enabled, but it still manages to impress.

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Here's August's new $149 Smart Lock.

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It has a very different design than August's previous locks. 

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It has an integrated thumb latch so you can manually lock and unlock the door. 

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It also has a sleeker, more minimal profile.

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But it installs in much the same way as previous models.

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It retrofits over most standard deadbolts. 

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Four AA batteries go in the top.

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August's Smart Lock also comes with DoorSense.

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DoorSense is a door/window sensor that lets you know if the door is open or closed.

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This model doesn't work with Apple HomeKit or Z-Wave.

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