The best smart homes are those where all the components work together and anticipate your needs. It is not possible to have a smart light that shines all day because it thinks you are at home when you are not. Soon, August and Yale locks will solve exactly 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 lights that only communicate via Bluetooth will not work.
But once you have set everything up, you can create multiple integrations. Your lock can turn on your smart lights when you get home or turn them off when you walk (which is indicated by locking and unlocking the door).
You can share access to your locks and include light integrations, so when a guest arrives they do not have to search for a light switch. And when you leave home, your 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.