August Is A Gorgeous Smart Door Lock Designed By Yves Behar

I hate carrying keys, and you probably do too. Wouldn't it be awesome if we could walk up to our door and just have it know not only who you are, but who the people you want to let in are too? Meet August: a smart lock that acts as the gatekeeper for the home of the future.

The beautifully designed August smart lock was shown off at the D11 conference today. Designed by Yves Behar, the August attaches itself to your deadbolt and runs on batteries so that your lock doesn't die should you lose power or internet connection.

It pairs with your the Bluetooth 4.0 connection on your iPhone to authenticate you, before unlocking the door and letting you in. It also comes with an identity management platform you can use to invite friends in so they don't get locked out. Conversely, you can also keep people out if you don't want them in the house anymore.

No word yet on the August's release date — despite the relatively telling name — but it's priced at $US199 and available for pre-order now. [August via The Verge]

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