Here's what you need to know about August's $279 US-only Smart Lock Pro:
1. Its design and performance are comparable to the $229(available for $199 while supplies last).
2. The Pro relies on the same app and has similar core features, including support for, the and .
3. It's Z-Wave-ready (hub not included). An open/close DoorSense sensor and aaccompany the lock.
This all sounds pretty great; you certainly can't beat the Pro's list of smart home integrations.
And, yes, you're paying more up front, but the price includes a bundled Wi-Fi accessory, Z-Wave compatibility and DoorSense. August's $229 Smart Lock 2.0, plus a $79 Connect (previously sold separately) would set you back more than $300 -- and it doesn't work over Z-Wave or come with DoorSense.
If (and only if) you want all of these options, August's Pro is an excellent lock at an excellent value -- better, even, than its predecessor.
Folks simply wanting to operate the lock over Bluetooth or withor shouldn't rule out the Pro, but it isn't as good a deal. You'll either have to spend the $279 bundled price for a Connect Wi-Fi module you don't need or go through August's list of approved dealers to snag a standalone lock without a Connect.