Another SIX MONTHS ROLLS BY, August Smartlock with Connect STILL no word on integration

I got an update for my harmony home control this morning that allows it to control the August lock through the the August Connect. I haven’t tested it out yet but just downloaded the update to the app at work and will test it when I get home. Any news on the Smartthings side?

@Tyler just curious what is the issue with their API? I’ve been using the Logitech beta with August and it seems to work fine. Connectivity has been hit or miss though. Then they pulled it from the beta but looks like they added it back into their latest public release.

I don’t have either, but is August Connect a requirement on the mobile side? Is it interacting at the mobile app level instead of a cloud level?

If so, that make for an interesting intent based engagement. ST mobile apps don’t have any OS level awareness to interact with other installed apps. Just cloud to cloud.

Since August isn’t really cloud based, its phone based, I wonder how an integration could really work?

Does the August Connect app relay anything to/from the cloud?

August connect is their optional wifi/Bluetooth bridge, so the lock can be controlled via cloud when the paired phone is absent.

I know this is more of a hack, but I found a repo on GitHub for someone that created a node.js module to control the August lock with a Mac/Linux machine. You just have to pull the unique key your iPhone/Android uses to control the lock and then it can be controlled from the command line. My '08 MBP doesn’t seem to meet the requirements for BLE 4.0 but maybe someone here will have better luck getting it to work.

Here’s a video of it in action with an Amazon Echo-

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Sorry Cassidy, not spending $300 to find out if a dubious security compromising exploit works when the official word seems to be “we don’t like communication with our partners or customers”

I’m not recommending you spend the $300 either, this was just a possible alternative integration method for the few of us that already own the lock and have been holding out for the official integration. While I am right there with you waiting on the official integration, most community members (myself included) usually aren’t patient people and will venture down unique paths to get SmartThings to play nicely.

Still no news? Almost 5 more months rolled by.

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It’s very disappointing. I have the August lock and Connect. I understand that the API doesn’t support sending the lock status the way that SmartThings would like to see, however it does support sending a lock or unlock command and this would be good enough for a Labs integration.

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snooze any updates?

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No updates yet. Sorry guys.

Hey guys,

As an August Lock owner, and recent SmartThings owner, found a little frustrating not having my lock integrated to the app. As a developer, really want to have it working - and will post more details on another thread.

Started working on an integration myself, based on a project posted on github:

Managed to get the first piece working, now missing only the ST integration. Just a Raspberry Pi and a bluetooth adapter needed ( ~15usd ).

I know sounds bad having to hack, but at least it is something …

Robson

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This and the broken Sonos integration are my two biggest pet peeves with ST, even more than the downtime. Locking up at night and turning off the music when I leave are two of the basics for me.

For those interested, link below. First working version running.
AugustLock integration

Sounds similar to the testing on Smoke Detectors… months and still no developments… have Samsung given up on this idea?

I’m just going to dig up this old post to see if anything is happening yet. I’ve got an August Smartlock and the Wifi adapter for the smart lock.

Was really hoping to get this set up sometime before I like croak???

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A brief update on this: as I stated before, managed to make some small progresses using a Raspberry Pi + Bluetooth to integrate both. But wasn’t happy at all because of few things.

Now, tried a different approach, having August Connect talking to SmartThings and seems to work. Just more reliable and safer then using the Bluetooth method, but slower.

I’ll be soon posting more details about the integration. Sadly August doesn’t support instant notification when door is open or closed. This turns the process a little bit complicated, as having to poll the lock to check status drains the batteries. So, for now, if someone opens the door using a key, or manually turning the bolt, app will need to pool the status, then execute the desired action (open or close).

RD

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For those interested, IFTTT partnered with August to allow some activities to be triggered. Doesn’t allow yet to open or close the door, but allows a few things, also integrated with smartThings, ex: When the door is opened, turn some lights on. Or when the door is closed, check and arm alarm.

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Sorry people are being so rude about this. Was a great suggestion and does show that the app is hack-able for this. As a software engineer, I was hoping to cobble together my own support for August and this shows that it’s possible.

Thanks! :slight_smile:

In regards to Integration of August I saw this piece of news about a new august smartlock pro with z-wave integration.