How Do I Use the August Smart Lock Pro with Apple HomeKit?
You can use the August Smart Lock Pro with Apple HomeKit by pairing the lock with your HomeKit network. This process is completed through the August Home App. The lock should be paired with the app and your August account. You must have a HomeKit Hub within Bluetooth range of the lock.
Apple HomeKit connectivity for the August Smart Lock Pro is accomplished by having the lock communicate with a dedicated HomeKit Hub using wireless Bluetooth communication. Some examples of HomeKit Hubs include an iPad, an AppleTV Gen 4 or higher, or an Apple HomePod. The lock must be kept within Bluetooth range (10 to 15 feet) of the dedicated HomeKit Hub at all times. This is particularly important to remember when using an iPad as a hub, since the iPad may not always stay in the same location. After the lock has been paired with Apple HomeKit, you can then control the lock remotely using an iPhone that is on the same iCloud network as the HomeKit Hub.
For this process, you must have the lock within Bluetooth range (10 to 15 feet) of the iOS device being used. You can use an iPhone or iPad to join your August Smart Lock Pro with your HomeKit network. You will need to have the August Home App downloaded. This app is available for free download from the Apple App Store. From there, make sure to keep your dedicated HomeKit Hub within Bluetooth range of the lock.
Complete the following steps to start pairing the August Smart Lock Pro with Apple HomeKit:
1. Connect with August App. You must pair the lock with your August account and the August Home App. This process is covered in this FAQ.
2. Access lock HomeKit Settings. Make sure you have the lock within Bluetooth range. Open the August Home App on your iPhone or iPad. Click on the location you want to control. In our example, the location is called "Alarm Grid Headquarters".
Then choose the settings icon in the bottom-right.
Then choose the "Lock Settings" option for the lock you want to pair with HomeKit. In our example, the lock is called "Test Lock".
Then choose HomeKit Settings, which is found under Platforms.
You will then enter HomeKit Settings.
3. Pair with HomeKit. Choose Enable HomeKit.
After a few moments, you will be asked to choose which HomeKit Home you want to add the lock to. In our example, we chose "My Home". Press the Next button after making your selection.
Then choose the Room you want to assign the lock. In our example, the Room is called "Test Room". Press Next to continue.
You will then need to scan the lock code. Take the lock and press on the August logo on the front to pop open the cover. You can then take the cover off. The back of the cover will have the code. You can see the lock cover popped open in the following picture:
Your iPhone or iPad will begin searching for a code to scan. The code is found on the back of the lock cover. Once it discovers the code, it will begin connecting the lock to the HomeKit network. Please note that we have censored the code for our lock. The code should consist of eight (8) digits in a 3-2-3 format.
You should then receive notification that the lock has been paired. Press the Done button to finish.
4. Create HomeKit Automations. Now that the lock has been paired with HomeKit, you will be able to use it with HomeKit Automations. The process for creating HomeKit Automations is covered in this FAQ.
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