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[Amazon.ca] August Home AUG-SL04-M01-S04 Smart Lock (3rd gen) $99.99

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[Amazon.ca] August Home AUG-SL04-M01-S04 Smart Lock (3rd gen) $99.99

A warm price. Possibly cheaper if you can wait for Prime Day
I have this lock, 2nd gen and the pro. Definately need the wifi plug but you can wait for a sale or find the wifi plug somewhere else.
If you plan to buy the wifi plug on Amazon now. The August pro silver is a better deal at $199 with the connect.

https://www.amazon.ca/August-SL03C02S03 ... 918&sr=8-1
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jon604 wrote: A warm price. Possibly cheaper if you can wait for Prime Day
I have this lock, 2nd gen and the pro. Definately need the wifi plug but you can wait for a sale or find the wifi plug somewhere else.
If you plan to buy the wifi plug on Amazon now. The August pro silver is a better deal at $199 with the connect.

https://www.amazon.ca/August-SL03C02S03 ... 918&sr=8-1
Hows this compared to? August Smart Lock Pro

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0765JNS2D/ref=emc_b_5_i
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The Gen 4 is the latest Pro that's out too
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I have a few pros and I think the features on this one would have been good enough for places like my garage where the bluetooth unlock feature is all I really need.
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My pro also integrates with SmartThings.
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kimwoobingsu wrote: I have a few pros and I think the features on this one would have been good enough for places like my garage where the bluetooth unlock feature is all I really need.
I’m thinking about buying one for just that reason alone. I have a 3rd Gen Pro sitting around but figured it might make more sense to sell that and get some money back from it.
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BranCracker wrote: The Gen 4 is the latest Pro that's out too
Drops connection like the reviews say, returned it.

And uses special pricier batteries rather than AA’s.
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We really like these and have a Pro on our garage door and 3rd gen on the front. Super fast to install and nothing is changed on the exterior so nobody is the wiser. I can hear the garage door unlock as my wife pulls into the garage, no fumbling keys, hands might be full. Does the same for me on the front door as soon as I pull into the driveway.

For whatever reason our younger one didn't lock the front door this morning leaving for school, always exits around 850am. I setup an Alexa routine where it'll auto lock at 9am every day. Or I can do it remotely from work. There is an auto lock feature after X minutes but I don't activate that in case I'm outside doing yardwork etc.

It's a convenience product, less so security. There's probably a way to hack them but if someone wants in, they'll get in one way or another, we use cams and have home insurance of course.

I just changed the batteries on the front door, both versions easy. They use 4 AA's and last about 6 months. There was an RFD deal 24 Duracells AA's for $6.99 shipped which I pull from.
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kk1030 wrote: damn, it looks so fugly....
Ya I have the gen 3 pro with the Wi-Fi connect.. Very handy to use voice unlock with Alexa or Google but u need to say out loud 4pin code.. Gen 4 pro is alot smaller and less fugly.. 300bux tho! I got mine 3rd gen pro used but mint condition off amazon warehouse 160bux only all in
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Gen 4 Pro is better? Cylindrical as opposed to this oval type shape? Just wondering.
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Very poor quality product. it jams up and strip the gears. lasted me about year and half and never again. Bought one for Z wave to connect with my Ring Security and way more reliable and great wiser warranty and support.
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RoyF482 wrote: Gen 4 Pro is better? Cylindrical as opposed to this oval type shape? Just wondering.
It’s wifi is built-in, weak and unreliable. I have an Asus AX86U that has great range for all our other devices. Read comments on Amazon about disconnects and chewing through batteries in a month which I experienced. I stuck with Gen 3’s.
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PM opportunity at Home Depot for an additional $10 off!
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I have the August 3rd gen with wifi and Wyze smart lock. I feel Wyze is doing a better job with software updates and features and the best part there is no door sensor to to install. Idk what happened to August but their product quality/ software quality gone down a bit.
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AncasterRFD wrote: It’s wifi is built-in, weak and unreliable. I have an Asus AX86U that has great range for all our other devices. Read comments on Amazon about disconnects and chewing through batteries in a month which I experienced. I stuck with Gen 3’s.
I also have a Gen 3 Pro with the Connect module.

For the first year, I was changing batteries every 6 weeks. When I contacted support, they thought the lock was polling the network too often because of a weak Wi-Fi signal. I moved my router about 6 feet closer to the front door and also WD40ed the door lock mechanism (not the August but the door). So far this time around, I haven't received a notification about changing my batteries yet and I'm approaching 3 months now. There's no way to know what the battery status is until notification arrives.

BTW, I started with as non-pro model and actually prefer its form factor to the pro. I upgraded to the pro to integrate it with my SmartThings setup.
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yorkhvac wrote: Very poor quality product. it jams up and strip the gears. lasted me about year and half and never again. Bought one for Z wave to connect with my Ring Security and way more reliable and great wiser warranty and support.
Which version? The one advertised or the Gen 3/4?
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Phils wrote: I also have a Gen 3 Pro with the Connect module.

For the first year, I was changing batteries every 6 weeks. When I contacted support, they thought the lock was polling the network too often because of a weak Wi-Fi signal. I moved my router about 6 feet closer to the front door and also WD40ed the door lock mechanism (not the August but the door). So far this time around, I haven't received a notification about changing my batteries yet and I'm approaching 3 months now. There's no way to know what the battery status is until notification arrives.

BTW, I started with as non-pro model and actually prefer its form factor to the pro. I upgraded to the pro to integrate it with my SmartThings setup.
Good tips, it definitely helps battery conservation with a smooth sitting lock mechanism. And I can see how gears can strip if it isn’t.

I am sure the Gen4 Pro depletes batteries because it doesn’t have a Connect Bridge plug to offload, and having weak reception on its own is like a phone on a weak network, it’ll die faster. I liked its form factor and wanted it to work.

I agree, I think Gen3 looks better than Gen3 Pro, whereas the latter is easier to grab and turn. We have big windows on our front doors so the Gen3 Pro doesn’t fit in the narrow strip. That’s where I wanted first after getting it off Prime 2y ago, so it ended up on the garage door. Everyone is happy with the Gen3 on our front door.
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DecoyOCtopus1 wrote: Which version? The one advertised or the Gen 3/4?
The one advertised in this thread is a Gen3. They all can probably strip gears if your lock hardware already has a habit of jamming or being sticky.

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