Excluding the August Smart Lock Pro from the Lyric Controller

Excluding the August Smart Lock Pro to the Lyric Controller


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Description

In this video, Michael from Alarm Grid shows you how to exclude the August Smart Lock Pro from the Honeywell Lyric Alarm System. With the August Smart Lock Pro, you only need to exclude the device from a Z-Wave network if you intend on bringing it over to a new Z-Wave network. The August Smart Lock Pro is fairly unique in that it actively knows whether or not it is currently paired with a network. Therefore, there isn't a real need to delete the device from programming before adding it to a new network, unless it is already paired with a different network.

There is no inclusion/exclusion function on the actual lock itself. For the August Smart Lock Pro, all operation, including Z-Wave device inclusion/exclusion is done through the August Home App. You will need to set the lock up using this app before you will be able to perform any network inclusions or exclusions. The app can be conveniently downloaded for free from both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. Remember that the app will only allow you to perform the Z-Wave exclusion process if the lock is currently paired with a Z-Wave network. Otherwise, when you go to adjust Z-Wave settings, the app will only allow you to perform an inclusion.

The August Smart Lock Pro only needs to be excluded from a network if it is already paired with a Z-Wave network and you then want to bring it to a different Z-Wave network. Otherwise, you will just go straight to inclusion when setting up the device. There may also be rare troubleshooting situations where clearing the device from the network and then re-adding it may fix the issue. These are really the only times you would ever need to perform the Z-Wave exclusion process for the August Smart Lock Pro.

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Transcript

[MUSIC PLAYING] Hi, DIYers, this is Michael from Alarm Grid. And today, I'm going to show you how to exclude the August Smart Lock Pro from the Honeywell Lyric Alarm System. Now, the August Smart Lock Pro has a few different protocols built-in-- it's got bluetooth. But today, we're mostly focusing on the Z-wave technology, which is what allows it to pair with the Honeywell Lyric Controller, because the Lyric has a built-in Z-wave controller. Now, as a Z-wave device, you can only pair this lock with one Z-wave hub. So if you have it paired with your Lyric Controller as a Z-wave device and you want to bring it to a different Z-wave controller-- maybe Samsung SmartThings, maybe Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus-- you're going to have to clear it from the existing Z-wave network. So that's what we're going to show you how to do today. And there's two steps to this process. You have to activate the lock's exclusion function, and you have to activate the exclusion function on the Lyric Controller. Now, the lock is mostly set up through the August Home app, which is available on Android and iOS devices. You can download it for free from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store, depending on what you're using. Today, we have a tablet here, which is an Android device, and we have the August app. We've been playing around with the lock, setting it up, and we have it currently paired with the Lyric Controller system. And we're just going to show you how to go about excluding it from the network so you can add it to a new Z-wave device. If you're having trouble excluding it, you can always perform a factory default, but we're not going to cover that here. We're going to just go into the August app, and it takes a few seconds for it to pull up. We have our lock named Front Door, and it's at the alarm grid headquarters, which is the best place ever. And we do want to make sure it gets the status-- sometimes it can take a minute to connect to the lock. But we're going to pull up the Settings icon, which is in the bottom right corner, and we see lock settings here for Front Door. We're going to click on that. And the Z-wave settings is still great out here-- there, it just pulled up. So we have that accessible now, and it's connecting to our lock. It's just going to give us a few moments here. There. After it fiddled around for a little bit, it now says that the lock is connected to a Z-wave hub, which would be the Lyric Alarm system. So what we're going to want to do, we're going to want to access the exclusion mode on the Lyric. So we're going to go to Automation, and we're going to press the down arrow on the right. We're going to choose Tools, and we're going to choose Exclude Devices. And now the Lyric's in its exclusion mode so we can remove the lock. So we're turning our attention back to the app now, we're going to click Remove Z-wave Device, and we're going to confirm that our hub is on exclusion mode, which it is. And it's verifying the setup. It's communicating right now. The Lyric shows that the lock has been cleared from the Z-wave network, and the app also appropriately shows your lock has been successfully disconnected from the Z-wave hub, a.k.a. the Lyric Alarm system. So we successfully managed to clear the lock from the network. We can click Done. And now we are able to add the lock to a new Z-wave network if we so desire. Like I said, it could be anything-- SmartThings. It could be an IQ Panel 2 Plus. But we have cleared the lock from the Lyric Alarm system. And just to be clear, we're still at the screen where we have excluded the August Smart Lock Pro. You don't need to press the Exclude button down there. That will just put the Lyric back into exclusion mode. It's already excluded the lock, so we're good to go. We can just press this Return arrow in the upper right corner, and we can go back to the main screen. And the lock will be cleared from the network. You can add it to a new system as needed. If you found this video helpful, please click the thumbs up button below to like the video. Remember to subscribe to our channel to get updates on future videos. And if you have any questions, please email us at support@alarmgrid.com. We hope you found this video helpful. Thanks.


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