CATEGORY : Smart Locks

August Smart Lock 3rd Gen VS. Kwikset Kevo

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5.2
Runners Up:

August Smart Lock 3rd Gen

Reasons to buy August Smart Lock 3rd Gen:

  • button icon Very easy to install
  • button icon Works with Alexa - easy to control with voice command
  • button icon Locks automatically as you leave
  • button icon Unlocks automatically as you arrive.
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5.2
Runners Up:

Kwikset Kevo

Reasons to buy Kwikset Kevo :

  • button icon Can be remotely controlled with Alexa & a Mobile App
  • button icon Very easy to install
  • button icon The lock opens on instant once it detects your smart phone
  • button icon Can be used by multiple family members
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE
DRAW :
USABILITY
WINNER :

August Smart Lock 3rd Gen

  • KEEP YOUR EXISTING LOCK AND KEYS
  • COMPATIBLE WITH COMMON TYPES OF CYLINDERS
  • ATTACHES TO YOUR EXISTING DEADBOLT
SAFETY
WINNER :

Kwikset Kevo

  • PIN CODES ACCESS
  • RANDOM SECURITY CODE
DESIGN
WINNER :

Kwikset Kevo

  • LED KEYPAD
  • LOW BATTERY WARNING

COMPARISON – August Smart Lock 3rd Gen VS. Kwikset Kevo

PERFORMANCE

REMOTELY CONTROLLED

August Smart Lock 3rd Gen
Kwikset Kevo
Yes

You can easily control access for anyone. Give them access for a specific period of time. Always know that your door is securely locked with DoorSense - this works with both iOS & Android enabled smart phones.

Yes

Can be remotely controlled using the Kevo-App that can be installed on your Smartphone. Additionally, this device is Alexa-compatible which allows for remote voice-control when you’re within your home.

MOTION ACTIVATED CAMERA

August Smart Lock 3rd Gen
Kwikset Kevo
No

No

AUTO-LOCK

August Smart Lock 3rd Gen
Kwikset Kevo
Yes

The devices auto-locks the door as you leave the house – so you will always be secure even if you forgot to lock the door during rush hours. In addition to that, you can lock the door remotely using your smartphone.

Yes

This unit can be set to automatically re-lock the door 30 seconds after unlocking so as to ensure maximum security even if you forgot to lock your door when leaving the house or after entering your house.

AUTO-UNLOCK

August Smart Lock 3rd Gen
Kwikset Kevo
Yes

Unlocks its self automatically as you arrive. It will communicate with the App installed on your Smartphone thus make it easy for you to enter your home. There is no need of putting down groceries to open the door. All you need is to have a Smartphone with you.

Yes

Can recognize that you’re approaching the front door and will unlock when touched. This implies that you won't need to touch your phone to unlock this smart doorlock but make sure that your phone is around in-order to use the auto-unlock feature

WIRELESS SMART LOCK

August Smart Lock 3rd Gen
Kwikset Kevo
Yes

Is compatible with Google Assistant and Alexa using August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge - though the Wi-Fi Bridge is sold separately

Yes

Can be wirelessly accessed on your phone for control and monitoring but it will require a Kevo Plus hub in-order to enable wireless-connectivity.

TRACKS ACTIVITY AT YOUR DOORSTEP

August Smart Lock 3rd Gen
Kwikset Kevo
Yes

You will always get mobile alerts on who has used the door.

Yes

Can track doorstep user activity by simply allowing you to access the lock history. So, this implies that you will be able to see who locked/unlocked, who sent an eKey, who accepted an eKey, and which eKey/User was enabled/disabled.

TWO WAY AUDIO

August Smart Lock 3rd Gen
Kwikset Kevo
No

No

USABILITY

INCLUDES A DOORBELL

August Smart Lock 3rd Gen
Kwikset Kevo
No

No

EASY INSTALLATION

August Smart Lock 3rd Gen
Kwikset Kevo
Yes

Is compatible with most single-cylinder deadbolts - You can easily attach it to an existing deadbolt so that everyone in your house can still use their keys. Install it inside your door on less than 10 minutes using a screwdriver.

Yes

Can be installed on your door in just minutes using only a screwdriver. Additionally, this device fits on all standard-doors of 1-3/4 inch. Kevo app contains an interactive step-by-step guide to installing and configuring the lock.

WORKS WITH ALEXA

August Smart Lock 3rd Gen
Kwikset Kevo
Yes

Syncs perfectly with Alexa voice control device thus making it easy to set send commands to the smartlock using voice.

Yes

Is Alexa-compatible in-order to facilitate for quick and easy remote voice control of the smart-door-lock when you’re inside the house.

KEEP YOUR EXISTING LOCK AND KEYS

August Smart Lock 3rd Gen
Kwikset Kevo
Yes

You don’t have to dish away your keys and locks – August Smart Lock can be installed next to your deadbolt/door lock, so you can still access your house with keys.

No

CONTROL ACCESS

August Smart Lock 3rd Gen
Kwikset Kevo
Yes

You can easily grant or cancel access to guests or family members using a mobile app. This can be done remotely. You will also know when they accessed your house and at what time.

Yes

Features a Kevo-App that facilitates for easy control on your phone via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi technology. But also comes with 2 anytime eKeys for the owner and another person whereby these eKeys can be used to unlock the smart door lock.

USER FRIENDLY

August Smart Lock 3rd Gen
Kwikset Kevo
Yes

It is very easy to use – the device is well designed, can be used by anyone and the mobile application makes it even easier to control your door.

Yes

It’s very user-friendly because it facilitates for easy control and monitoring via the Kevo-App. Additionally, this is Alexa-compatible for easy voice-control and it also features an auto lock and unlock feature coupled with easy installation. It can also be easily reset using the back-display-panel in case you forget the passwords.

COMPATIBLE WITH COMMON TYPES OF CYLINDERS

August Smart Lock 3rd Gen
Kwikset Kevo
Yes

Is globally compatible with all doors.

No

ATTACHES TO YOUR EXISTING DEADBOLT

August Smart Lock 3rd Gen
Kwikset Kevo
Yes

Simply attach it above your deadbolt. You can always use the deadbolt if you want to. No need of removing it.

No

ATTACHES TO YOUR EXISTING KEYS

August Smart Lock 3rd Gen
Kwikset Kevo
No

No

BATTERY LIFE

August Smart Lock 3rd Gen
Kwikset Kevo
Yes

Uses 4 AA Batteries which last upto 12 months

Yes

Uses 4-AA alkaline batteries that can last 8-to-12 months before a requiring a replacement.

August Smart Lock 3rd Gen

SAFETY

PIN CODES ACCESS

August Smart Lock 3rd Gen
Kwikset Kevo
No

Yes

Comes with 2 anytime eKeys for the owner and another one to use for a friend or family member with a Kevo-App compatible Smartphone

DATA ENCRYPTION

August Smart Lock 3rd Gen
Kwikset Kevo
Yes

Features a Two-factor authentication and Two-layer encryption to ensure the highest level of security. In addition to that, if you lose your phone, August App can be disabled and all virtual keys on that device will be canceled - go to lostphone.august.com

Yes

Uses multiple levels of encryption to increase digital security so that data transferred between your Smartphone and deadbolt is extremely secure. It also uses 2 encrypted eKeys that can only be used by the owner and another person

FIRE WARNING

August Smart Lock 3rd Gen
Kwikset Kevo
No

No

DOUBLE AUTHENTICATION

August Smart Lock 3rd Gen
Kwikset Kevo
Yes

Two-Factor authentication ensures guarantees you with maximum security. This type of double authentication makes it difficult for intruders to sneak into your home.

No

RANDOM SECURITY CODE

August Smart Lock 3rd Gen
Kwikset Kevo
No

Yes

Can generate random Guest eKeys that will be automatically deleted 24-hour period in-order to keep your home secure.

INTRUSION ALARM

August Smart Lock 3rd Gen
Kwikset Kevo
No

No

DOUBLE LOCKING

August Smart Lock 3rd Gen
Kwikset Kevo
No

No

ANTI THEFT ALARM

August Smart Lock 3rd Gen
Kwikset Kevo
No

No

MISCHIEF PREVENTION

August Smart Lock 3rd Gen
Kwikset Kevo
No

No

Kwikset Kevo

DESIGN

DURABLE

August Smart Lock 3rd Gen
Kwikset Kevo
Yes

It is well built - can survive in harsh weather conditions.

Yes

Features an all-metal body with a Lifetime Polished Brass finish.

LED KEYPAD

August Smart Lock 3rd Gen
Kwikset Kevo
No

Yes

Features a back-panel with a LED-display-keypad in-order to facilitate for easy physical-control of the smart doorlock.

LOW BATTERY WARNING

August Smart Lock 3rd Gen
Kwikset Kevo
No

Yes

It will sound a beep and flash a red light in-case the batteries are getting low on power so that you can make a battery-replacement in time

EMERGENCY POWER OPTION

August Smart Lock 3rd Gen
Kwikset Kevo
No

No

DIGITAL TOUCHSCREEN

August Smart Lock 3rd Gen
Kwikset Kevo
No

No

Kwikset Kevo

Overall Winner

Draw

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