Oh yes @AugustSmartLock is already my favourite technology of 2014

August is a new product from the studio of one of my design heroes Yves Behar. August falls squarely in to what is becoming the most exciting product category 'the connected home'.

Some have termed it a "smart lock", but in truth it's not just smart it's a new approach, it's really an entirely new approach to securing your home. Optimising standard smartphone technology this product not only improves security, but makes it more manageable. Allowing you information when you want it and pushing you information when you need it.

The launch vid below is really worth a look, even if you don't rate the product idea, it's a really funny and charming way to demonstrate a new product.

They are due to launch in Spring 2014. I will be adding one to my birthday list, which is in... you guessed it August.