August's Smart Lock is now compatible with Wink, a popular smart home system among consumers reports CNET's Megan Wollerton.

The lock, which can be installed or retrofitted onto existing locks, communicates over Bluetooth for local remote access through the August app. August's Smart Lock already works with smart home platforms such as IFTTT, Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Nest, and now Wink, which also includes popular systems such as ZigBee and Z-Wave. August isn't the first lock brand to partner with Wink, but it is the first retrofit model that doesn't come with a built-in replacement deadbolt.

Through the Wink app you should be able to create shortcuts and robots. Shortcuts are like scenes, as they control multiple devices at once. For instance, a "going to work" shortcut could turn off the lights, adjust the thermostat and lock the front door. Robots are similar but only occur if there is an initial trigger, such as: If the front door unlocks, then turn on the lights.

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