Including the August Smart Lock Pro
In this video, Joe shows users how to include the August Smart Lock Pro with a Z-Wave network. This is important if you want to control the lock through an interactive service platform like Total Connect 2.0 or Alarm.com. This is also necessary if you want to use the pro with automated smart scenes.
The August Smart Lock Pro is unique in that it can be used with a Z-Wave network and an Apple HomeKit at the same time. This makes it an extremely versatile smart lock. The device already comes with Z-Wave capabilities built in. You just need to add it to a Z-Wave network. This will require a Z-Wave controller. Many security systems also double as Z-Wave controllers right out of the box. Some examples of systems with Z-Wave functionality include the Resideo Lyric Alarm System and the Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus.
Before you can begin the Z-Wave pairing process, you must first pair the August Smart Lock Pro with the August Home App on an Android or iOS device. This will require creating an August account. All Z-Wave setup is performed through the August Home App. The August Smart Lock Pro is smart enough to tell the August Home App whether or not it is currently paired with a Z-Wave network. As a result, the August Smart Lock Pro is one of the very few Z-Wave devices where you don't have to clear it from the network before pairing.
If you ever need to move the August Smart Lock Pro to a new Z-Wave network, you will need to exclude it through the August Home App. You must have access to the Z-Wave controller or hub. If you don't, then you will need to perform a Z-Wave factory reset. This should only be done if the Z-Wave controller or hub is destroyed or inaccessible.You will then be able to pair the August Smart Lock Pro with a new Z-Wave network.
Pairing the August Smart Lock Pro with a Z-Wave network will allow you to include the device with smart scenes for automatic operation and control alongside other Z-Wave devices. If your primary Z-Wave controller is a security system with access to Alarm.com or Total Connect 2.0, then you will be able to control the lock remotely through these networks as well. Total Connect 2.0 also allows the Z-Wave hub system to be setup as a secondary controller. This is great if you have another Z-Wave hub like Samsung SmartThings.
Hi, DIYers. Joe here from Alarm Grid. And today, we're actually going to show you how to interface an August Smart Lock with a security system through Z-Wave. The Smart Lock, the third-gen, does have a Z-Wave module inside of it and you can actually interface it with your alarm system, assuming that your alarm system has a Z-Wave module or Z-Wave controller installed, and that it's compatible with the August Smart Lock. So before you do go out and purchase one of these and try to set it up with your system, it's a good idea just to check out your system or call your security provider just to make sure that your system has the necessary equipment installed in it and that it's going to be compatible with the lock. Because the lock isn't cheap, I would say, so before you do go out and purchase it, just make sure that it's going to work with everything that you're looking for it to do. Today, though, we already have the lock set up, and we already have our account set up in the August smart home app. Before you go to do your Z-Wave inclusion with the lock, you're going to have to set it up with the app, get that synced up, and then update the firmware on the lock. This will prompt you as you're going through the app, so don't feel like you have to go through the app and search for these exact functions. This is going to go through this process when you do set up the lock and when you do go to the Z-Wave menu. Today, we're going to take the lock and we're actually going to interface it with our IQ2 panel up here, so let's show you how to do that. The first thing that we're going to do is jump into the app on our iPad and go to the proper menu that we need to navigate to. So on our iPad, we're going to open up the August app. Click on our lock. It's connecting right now. We're not going to calibrate it, as it's sitting on the table and it's not installed in the door. So I'm going to click on Cancel, click on the gear, and then click on Lock Settings right here. I'm going to scroll down and click Z-Wave Settings. And as you can see, it says, your lock is not connected to a Z-Wave hub. One thing that you won't have to do with an August Smart Lock is perform an exclusion on it before you perform an inclusion. On a lot of Z-Wave devices, you're going to do this just to clear out any programming that may be in the device before you include it to make the interfacing a little smoother and easier without any issues. The August Lock, though, because it's such a smart device and it's communicating right with the app, it's going to tell us if there's anything going on. As you can see, the lock's not connected to a Z-Wave hub, so we're ready to interface it right with our alarm system. So I'm going to say, Add to a Z-Wave Network. It's telling me, please put your Z-Wave hub in inclusion mode before continuing. So on our IQ2, I'm going to slide down from the top, click on Settings, Advanced Settings, enter the default 2222, click on Installation, Devices, Z-Wave Devices, and then Add Device, and then click on Include to put the system in inclusion mode. Then on the tablet, my hub is in inclusion mode so I'm going to click on that. As you can see, on our IQ2, it has discovered the lock and it's in the process of setting it up. And there you go. You can see that we have our information for the lock. I'm just going to name it. Let's call it the garage door. And it's good enough. I'm going to click on Add. Whoops. Already have a garage door. Let's do the back door. As you can see on the tablet, it says, you are connected to a Z-Wave hub that's using the S0 security protocol. August Smart Lock Pro supports the new S2 protocol, which we recommend for the high security. This isn't going to give us any issues in operation, it's just telling us that the Z-Wave controller in this particular alarm system is a little older than the one that will give you the maximum amount of security. But again, it's nothing really to worry about. So I'm going to click OK. It says, your lock has been successfully connected to the Z-Wave hub. I'm going to click Done. And then if we go to our system itself and I click the Home, and then I slide over, front door. Back door. So there you go. So you can see that the lock is actually connected to the system via Z-Wave, and that everything is working. If you do have any questions about this process, though-- connecting your August Lock to a Z-Wave compatible or a Z-Wave hub, your security system, how to interface it, or what features you're going to get from using this particular lock with your service, feel free to give us a call at 888-818-7728, send us an email to email@example.com, or head to our website, www.alarmgrid.com. If you did enjoy the video, feel free to subscribe. And if you want to be notified when we post future videos, hit the notification button below, and we'll send you an update when we do so. Thanks for watching and have a great day.