I’ve been wanting to add a smart lock for quite some time. I had the original Okidokeys smart lock some years ago and it was about as good as any 1st Gen smart lock but when we moved this summer, I didn’t even bother reinstalling it. I’ve been waiting for something new and watching for awhile - especially August. Thought since we’re primarily Android users for our smartphones, it’s not been the most compelling option. However, when their 3rd Gen was released with the Connect unit included with the BT and Z-Wave lock, as well as the option of the number pad, I went ahead and decided to try it during the Black Friday sale ($30 off lock/Connect and another $20 off the pad). The fact that it has direct Google Home integration as well as ST/Z-Wave integration means that there are now multiple other options for auto unlock than just the August app.
The install was so easy and beautiful, I almost cried. One of the few times that the described “10 min install” was actually an exaggeration…it was closer to 5 or 6 min. Account setup, pairing the lock with the app, then the Connect, then the number pad were all painless. Adding my spouse and a friend were also super easy, with only one small glitch in the process that was soon overcome.
Next, I finally decided to try to add it to ST. I went to the ST app and clicked Things>+ and it instantly started looking devices. I used a second phone to set my lock into the Z-Wave pairing mode. It showed up quite quickly on the August app that it was found (though it still wasn’t showing up in the ST app at this point). Then I got an odd warning in the August app. It said that the lock was paired using the S0 protocol rather than the newer and much more secure S2. It recommended I pair using the S2 protocol and had me accept that I understand the risks.
I tried to remove and re-add but got worried I wouldn’t be able to exclude it properly. Later, it couldn’t find that it was connected to any Z-Wave hub (in the August app) so I paired it again and got the same error warning about S0 vs S2. ST correctly associated the lock with the existing found device so nothing weird happened from there.
I’m just curious as to how I can make the August lock pair via S2. It’s my understanding that August/ST integrations are completely official on both sides. Is there a reason it didn’t auto pair in S2? What can I do to change this? My understanding is that ST has the S2 capabilities, correct?
Lastly, the one other thing I cannot understand is that the August Lock isn’t showing up in my ST>Google Home integrations. In the GH app, all my ST things and additions are there including the recent re-names of smart outlets for making it easier to turn the Christmas tree & wreath on/off but the August lock simply isn’t there. I don’t understand why all the other additions/changes are showing but not the lock. Any ideas about this?
If anyone could please, please help me figure out how to connect ST to August (or vice versa ) via the S2 (Z-Wave) protocol as well as get the August Lock to show up in the ST/GH integrations in the GH app so I can lock/unlock via voice, that would be brilliant. Thank you, thank you in advance. So grateful for this community!