The 3rd Generation August Smart Lock Pro features the latest technology for Z-Wave locks. The device can connect with a compatible alarm system to integrate into the Z-Wave network. The security system will then operate as a hub so that the lock can be used with voice assistants.
The ability to control the lock through smart assistants like Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Google Home offers great convenience for the end user. This makes it perfect for virtually any home automation setup. And with the August Connect Bridge (purchased separately) a user will be able to control their door lock remotely across a WIFI network. This will provide more streamlined responses when used with smart assistants, and it will allow the lock to integrate with services and platforms like Nest, AirBnB and HomeAway. The lock itself is compatible with any single-cylinder deadbolt.
As a Z-Wave Plus device, the 3rd Gen August Smart Lock Pro offers a superior range and more reliable connectivity than traditional Z-Wave devices. The device is easy to install in place of an existing deadbolt lock, and it will keep the home safe and secure when locked. By accessing an interactive service platform like Total Connect 2.0, a user can lock or unlock the August Smart Lock Pro remotely. This is great for letting guests in while you're away, or for locking your door if you forgot to do so before leaving. Bluetooth connectivity with the user's smartphone will even allow the device to unlock automatically when they arrive home.
Please note that the August Connect WIFI Bridge does not facilitate communication between the August Smart Lock Pro and Apple HomeKit. For HomeKit connectivity, the August Smart Lock uses Bluetooth to communicate with a compatible HomeKit Hub. Examples of a HomeKit Hub include an iPad, AppleTV (Gen 4 or higher), or an Apple HomePod. The HomeKit Hub should be kept within Bluetooth range of the lock at all times. This is about 10 to 15 feet. You will then be able to control the lock remotely using an iPhone on the same iCloud network.
Note: The Honeywell Lyric Controller requires the MR7 firmware update to work with this lock via Z-Wave. This is standalone lock with integrated Z-Wave plus and Bluetooth. The August Connect allows this lock to connect to WIFI and integrate with HomeKit.
Note: We have noticed issues when using the August Smart Lock Pro with a Qolsys IQ Panel 2 System running a Z-Wave Firmware Version of 6.81.03. If you intend on using this product with a Qolsys IQ Panel 2, then do NOT upgrade the panel Z-Wave firmware!