The best smart homes are those where all the components work together and anticipate your needs. There’s no point in having a smart light that stays on all day, because it thinks you’re home when you’re not. Soon the August and Yale Locks will solve exactly that problem.
To take advantage of the new integration, you will need a Yale or August smart lock installed and connected to your Wi-Fi network, and Philips Hue lights connected to the Philips Hue bridge. If you are using a lock or lights that communicate only via Bluetooth, it will not work.
But once you’ve got everything set up, you can create multiple integrations. Your lock can turn on your smart lights when you get home or turn off when you leave (as indicated by locking and unlocking the door).
You can share access to your locks and include lighting integrations. So when a guest arrives, they don’t need to look for a light switch. And when you leave your home, your Philips Hue lights can simulate light activity to make the home feel like it is not empty.
The integration will arrive later this month and is a free update.