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. We recommend using the Connect Bridge to streamline the process.
You can technically use the August Smart Lock Pro with Apple HomeKit without the Connect WIFI Bridge. But this is not recommended. In order to do this, the August Smart Lock Pro must be kept within Bluetooth range (10 to 15 feet) of the dedicated HomeKit Hub at all times. The HomeKit Hub can be an iPad, AppleTV (4th Generation or higher), or Apple HomePod. You can then control the lock remotely using an iPhone. The iPhone will need to be on the same iCloud network as the HomeKit Hub. If you plan on moving the HomeKit Hub around, then you are best off using the August Connect WIFI Bridge to control the lock through your local WIFI network. The process of setting up the Connect WIFI Bridge is covered in this helpful FAQ.
This FAQ assumes that you are using an August Connect WIIF Bridge. If you aren't, the process is still the same. However, you will need to have the lock within Bluetooth range (10 to 15 feet) of the iOS device you are using to complete the process. 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.
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 set up the lock with WIFI or 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.
5. 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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