Overview: The August Smart Lock (3rd generation technology)
installs over your existing single-cylinder deadbolt
lock and lets you lock and unlock your door with your smartphone. With Smart
Lock, you no longer have to fumble for keys, as the Smart Lock unlocks the door
as you approach and locks it as you leave (Auto-Unlock/Auto-Lock). You can grant temporary access to
others ("virtual keys"), and use your smartphone to keep track of who comes and
goes anytime of the day and night. Smart Lock replaces only the interior portion
of your deadbolt, allowing you to continue using your traditional key whenever
you want. You can also manually turn the deadbolt by hand from the inside if you don't want to use your phone. Smart Lock is powered by 4 pre-installed "AA" batteries (included).
Compatibility: August Smart Lock is compatible with standard
locks that are mounted and operate independently of the door handle. It does
not work with mortise, rim
cylinder, or interconnected locks. Click
for the August Deadbolt Compatibility List. To install the Smart Lock, you will
need to remove the interior portion of the deadbolt, and replace it with the
Smart Lock unit. Three adapters are included to fit most deadbolts to the
SmartLock mechanism. Installation requires a standard Phillips screwdriver, and
typically takes less than 15 minutes.
Smartphone Integration: The August Smart Lock interacts with your smartphone
or tablet via Bluetooth (v4.0) and the August Home app. The app
must be loaded to the phone of all users, including guests. As long as your
smartphone is range, you can lock or unlock the door from the app. Each time the
door is locked or unlocked by a user via the app, a notification is sent to
selected users, and the event is logged to the app. The August Home app is compatible with
iPhones running iOS 9.0 or later, and with Android devices with Bluetooth
4.0 and running Android 5.0
2 Factor Authentication: To keep your August Smart Lock and
account secure, August uses 2 Factor Authentication in order to access the app.
When signing up, you will need to validate both your email and phone number, and
a token is stored on your account and device. If you try to sign in on a new
device, you will have to authenticate your account using both your password and
with a code sent to either your email or phone number.
DoorSense: Included with the Smart Lock is the DoorSense
module, which can sense whether or not your door is open or closed. A magnet in
the DoorSense module interacts with the SmartLock when the door is closed. You
can view the condition of the door (open or closed, locked or unlocked) on the
August Home app. DoorSense can be surface-mounted or flush-mounted next to your
deadbolt, and requires only a screwdriver to install. (Flush mounting also
requires drilling a 5/8" hole in the door frame.) You will need to calibrate the
Smart Lock after installation to insure the functionality of DoorSense.
Smart Keypad: The August
Smart Keypad is an accessory for the August Smart
Lock. It attaches to the wall outside your home, and allows you operate the
Smart Lock without a smartphone. Unique codes can be generated for
each individual, including guests or service personnel. The unique codes tie
your guest's name to each entry so you can keep track of who comes and goes. The
Smart Lock and Smart Keypad can create a 24/7 log of who entered your home and
August Connect: The August
is an accessory for the August Smart Lock, and uses your home's Wi-Fi network
(802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz) and Internet connection to control the Smart Lock from
anywhere using the August app. Connect plugs into a standard AC outlet, and
should be installed within 15 feet of the Smart Lock for optimal performance and
reliability. When Smart Lock is used with August Connect, you can operate the
door lock using voice commands with Alexa and the Google Assistant.
August Lock Users: There are several levels of users of the
August Home app. The Home Owner is the individual who originally set up the lock
and has access to all of the settings and can invite (and delete) guests. A Lock
Owner has all of the same access to the settings and guest lists. A Guest can
lock and unlock the Smart Lock at any time, but cannot change settings or invite
other guests. Access types for Guests include: Always, Recurring, and Temporary.
The account of each Owner or Guest can be set up whether or not to trigger
notifications when that specific user operates the lock.
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