The best smart homes are those where all the components work together and anticipate your needs. There is no point in having a smart light that shines all day because it thinks you are home when you are not. Soon, August and Yale locks will solve just that problem.
To take advantage of the new integration, you need either a Yale or August smart lock installed and connected to your Wi-Fi network, and Philips Hue lights connected to the Philips Hue bridge. Using a lock or light that only communicates via Bluetooth does not work.
But once you have everything set up, you can create more integrations. The lock can turn on smart lights when you get home, or turn off when you travel (as indicated by locking and unlocking the door).
You can share access to your locks and include the light integrations, so when a guest arrives, they do not have to search for a light switch. And when you leave home, the Philips Hue lights can simulate lighting activity so that it looks like the home is not empty.
The integration comes later this month and is a free update.