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Third-generation August Smart Lock


#205

Yes, I found out and read it. Thanks. But I don’t know of any button on the August controller other than the one that I initially pressed in order to connected to the Wi-Fi network. I did not press any button to make it discoverable. I followed the directions in the August website on connecting to a Smartthings hub. Guess I’ll just have to investigate this some more today. And I’m not sure it really matters, just wanted to have everything connected to the hub if possible. Thanks for your help.


(Tony Fleisher) #206

You should be able to go into the lock settings -> z wave settings in the August app and choose to remove the z wave device association from the lock.


#207

I had the same thing happen to me today when I installed my new lock. I had the rboy DTH installed already but it didn’t show in smartthings. Really, the August app didn’t show it connected either until I backed out and tried to reconnect. Doing a device exclusion and removing it from the hub on the August app freed it up and the second try worked flawlessly.


(Tony Fleisher) #208

For anyone having problems keeping the lock connected, You might make sure you have the latest firmware, as earlier firmware has several z wave related bugs. The firmware version on my locks is 87cfe2db-1.59.0-1.8.15

Usually, You will be prompted to update it when you connect to the lock via Bluetooth (assuming you have internet access), but I have heard a few reports that a call to August support was required.


#209

Is there a way to get the lock to connect to WiFi without the connect bridge? I saw that Apple TV can do this via homekit.


(Jimmy) #210

No. The lock itself doesn’t have a WiFi radio.


(Stephen Jl) #212

Much cleaner than rBoy’s. Thank you!


#213

No problem. I haven’t had any issues with it so far. Hopefully it works for you.


(Laurentiu S Pintilie) #214

How this lock compares against Danalock in terms of smartthings integration? What extra features has, given almost double price?


#215

The HomeKit compatibility is through Bluetooth (very limited range), not through WiFi. I don’t love having the “wall wart” connect plugged in near my front door where I have one lock installed. I have a second one on the perimeter of my house that gets great WiFi, but is not near my AppleTV. I keep an iPad in a room near the lock, just so I can see its status when if I’m away. It really would be a much more elegant solution if the lock itself had WiFi built in and didn’t need the Connect.


(Tony Fleisher) #216

I don’t think battery tech is good enough for this yet. Always on WiFi needs too much power.


#217

Thats a good point and probably why they made their design decision. Having said that, there are plenty of devices that have wifi or z-wave and are battery powered. My Hunter Douglas shades (although with a lot more batteries), motion and water leak/moisture sensors (intermittent polling).


(Jimmy) #218

Z-wave radios use a lot less power than WiFi.