How to set up August smart lock

How to set up August smart lock

The August smart lock is one of the best smart locks out there. One reason for their popularity is the ease of installation and use. Their functionality and smart technology are a strong plus as they are configured to automatically infer when to lock or unlock the doors and support remote biometric verification.

The August Wi-Fi smart lock is an even better version of its predecessors in terms of technology and size. Now, you can easily integrate your front door in your smart home and align it with your smart home assistant devices.

This article provides answers to how you can set up the August Wi-Fi smart lock and walks you through the process.

How to set up the August Wi-Fi smart lock

Before installing the smart lock, check your door to ensure it closes completely without any issues. If the door needs pushing or pulling to close, the smart lock may not work properly.

The August Wi-Fi Smart lock comes with all the necessary components and installation instructions. Just get your screwdriver, and you are good to go.

The physical set-up of the August Wi-Fi smart lock

The first thing you need to do is prepare your existing deadbolt. The steps are given below

  1. Apply adhesive tape to the keyed side of the lock so that it stays in place.
  2. Remove the screws after unscrewing them. Do this for both sides of the lock’s thumb latch.
  3. Now you need to attach the mounting plate. The mounting plate comes with two adjustable screw holes, so you can reposition them if required.
  4. Take the screws from the thumb latch and insert them into the screw holes in the mounting plate.
  5. Use your hands to tighten the screws until the mounting plate is safely attached. Please note over-tightening the screws may cause issues later.
  6. Attach the adapter to the tailpiece. The correct adapter should be according to the tailpiece shape.
  7. Now pull out the side wing latches from both sides to prepare for mounting.
  8. Slide the August smart lock over the adapter and attach it to the August mounting plate.
  9. Ensure the back of the lock is flush with the door.
  10. Now close the wing latches, so the lock is secure.
  11. Remove the lock’s faceplate and remove the plastic battery isolation tab and ensure it is seated in its compartment. Once done, put the faceplate back onto the August Wi-Fi smart lock. The August logo must be at the bottom.

Connecting the August Smart lock to Wi-Fi

Now you need to install the August app according to your device interface, i.e., iOS or Android. Log into your account if you have one, or create a new account otherwise. Set up a device and then click on the option to set up a smart lock. Select August Wi-Fi smart lock.

You will be asked to scan the QR code, which you will find on the inside of the smart lock’s faceplate.

Here’s a great video on it: