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Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Kick-in as sold

Kick-in as sold

Resistance to kick-in as sold is how well the lock survived increasingly forceful impacts using the hardware it comes with.

 /  5
Kick-in reinforced

Kick-in reinforced

Kick-in reinforced is the same test using an aftermarket Box Strike in place of the included strike or, for surface-mount locks, 3-inch screws; models scoring Excellent as sold were not retested.

 /  5
Drilling

Drilling

Drilling shows how well the lock stood up to assaults with a drill.

 /  5
Picking

Picking

Picking shows how well the lock stood up to the lock-picking efforts of our experts.

 /  5
Ease of remote access

Ease of remote access

A measure of the features the lock offers for operating it remotely.

 /  5
Convenience

Convenience

A measure of convenience features, including Auto-Lock, notifications and shareable keys.

 /  5
Security add-ons

Security add-ons

Extra security features the lock comes with like a door sensor, tamper alarm, etc.

 /  5
Connectivity

Connectivity

Ease of setup and connecting locks to various devices.

 /  5
Other features

Other features

Extra features the lock comes with, like a door sensor, tamper alarm, etc.

 /  5
Smart IQ

Smart IQ

An accounting of smart features and functions associated with door locks.

 /  5

About

The August Smart Lock AUG-HK is part of the Door Locks test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Smart Locks models like the Smart Lock AUG-HK are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Kick-in as sold Resistance to kick-in as sold is how well the lock survived increasingly forceful impacts using the hardware it comes with.

Kick-in reinforced Kick-in reinforced is the same test using an aftermarket Box Strike in place of the included strike or, for surface-mount locks, 3-inch screws; models scoring Excellent as sold were not retested.

Drilling Drilling shows how well the lock stood up to assaults with a drill.

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