The August Smart Lock, a system designed to let people easily control access to their homes, will start shipping during the first quarter of 2014.
Already, August has received more than 30,000 reservations for its lock. Starting today, would-be buyers can preorder the product. The company was founded by Jason Johnson and world-renowned industrial designer Yves Behar.
The $199 lock -- much like competing products from Goji, Lockitron, Kwikset, and others -- applies the latest technology to the age-old door lock, allowing people to go in and out of their houses without using a key.
The system also lets … Read more