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August Doorbell Cam

August’s Doorbell Cam eliminates the need to wonder who exactly is at your front door, enabling users to see, speak with and even record visitors.


August has done for the front door what Nest did for the living room wall. A year after the company shipped its Connect Smart Lock, a deadbolt-and-key-set replacement that connects to smartphones via Bluetooth and wi-fi, it’s rolling out the Doorbell Cam for an even wiser entryway. It’s a one-way HD camera that can detect motion and record visitors; if you’re away, you’ll be instantly notified on your phone that someone is a-knockin’.

Installation is made simple by relying on the same wiring that runs to your existing doorbell. Once you see a friendly face, you can remotely unlock your August Smart Lock to grant the visitor access. If you need to have a quick conversation, you can use the microphone on your smartphone to speak back to whoever is on your porch — ideal for authorizing package drops that would otherwise head back to a master sorting facility. That it’s sharp-looking is just icing on the Big-Brother cake. august.com


Dimensions: 2.9 x 2.9 x 0.9 inches (H x W x L)
Weight: 14.1 ounces (400 grams)
Power Requirement: 16-24VAC ~ 50-60Hz 0.2A
Wireless: Bluetooth 4.0, 2.4GHz / 5GHz (802.11b/g/n) wi-fi
Colors: Silver, dark gray

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