At first glance, the August Home Smart Lock Pro doesn\u2019t look like much, but don\u2019t let that fool you. This hockey puck shaped will make sure your doors lock when you leave in a hurry or forget to lock up. And as an added bonus, it comes with loads of compatibility, making it the best smart lock out there.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - August Smart Lock Pro Review\r\nThe August Smart Lock Pro with August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge provides all the functionality necessary for a smart lock while being easy to install and a breeze to use. If you're not fully sold by this smart lock, take a look at our Kwikset SmartCode lever review to compare.\r\n\r\nPerformance\r\nWhat\u2019s nice about the August Home Smart Lock Pro is how hands-free it is. You might have noticed it doesn\u2019t use a smart keypad, unlike the Kwikset 909 or Yale Assure Lock SL. You have to come within WiFi or Bluetooth range and it will automatically unlock, and it\u2019s really responsive with it, too. And with DoorSense sensors\u2014which can be installed on the door frame\u2014, you\u2019ll know it\u2019s secure when you leave for the day.\r\n\r\nFurthermore, you can set up Amazon Alexa, Apple Homekit, Apple Watch, or Google Assistant to unlock and lock the Pro August with voice commands. Alternatively, you can allow remote access to friends and family when you\u2019re away by using the August Home app. This is similar to the Genie Smart Lock that lets you unlock your door via your phone even when you\u2019re a million miles away on the other side of the world.\r\n\r\nAdditionally, the August app will keep tabs on visitors with smart alerts\u2014especially unwanted visitors. It\u2019s worth considering pairing it with the August Doorbell Cam.\r\nDesign\r\nThe August Smart Lock Pro Connect is a fairly thick device made of anodized aluminum, available in silver or grey. Its hockey puck shape can be attached to your existing lock in a matter of minutes. That means your door lock can still be unlocked via a key.\r\n\r\nAround the August Lock are a series of LEDs. When they\u2019re glowing green, it means the door is opened. When the LEDs turn red, it means the door is locked. It uses batteries, but when the device dies, the lock will stay locked, unlike the Ultraloq UL3 BT.\r\nValue\r\nCompared to other August smart locks, the Pro Plus has to be the most comprehensive. Not only does it perform well, it\u2019s ready to connect to most smart home devices and is compatible with Z-Wave Plus. That alone is worth the price of admission. So when you consider all of that, and the August Connect bridge bundled with it, that price tag does not seem so expensive anymore. You\u2019re getting a superb deal. And it doesn\u2019t hinder the owner with its design.\r\nAugust Smart Lock Pro Review Wrap Up\r\nThe August Smart Lock Pro is one of the best options out there for anyone who\u2019s ready to secure their home with a smart home device. It\u2019s so easy to install, and when it\u2019s ready, you gain access to a laundry list of features such as support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Z-Wave. Sure, it leans towards the expensive side, but well worth the cost to lock and unlock anywhere and at any time.