August has announced the addition of direct software integration with Samsung’s SmartThings home automation platform. The integration will allow Samsung customers to sync August’ smart locks with other SmartThings devices.
Previously, August allowed Samsung customers to connect their smart locks with SmartThings only using Z-Wave. Now, however, you will be able to connect your August Smart Lock Pro + Connect to SmartThings directly, even without a SmartThings hub. August says the capability is expected to be available to customers by January next year.
Once the capability becomes available, you will be able to do things like check your front door status, initiate a lock or unlock, from within the SmartThings app. You will also be able to sync your August smart lock with other devices to turn off the lights, pause music, control the thermostat, and more.
How to Integrate August Smart lock directly with Samsung SmartThings
To integrate an August Smart Lock directly with Samsung SmartThings, you will need to add the lock as a new device within the SmartThings app. Here are the general steps to do this:
- Open the SmartThings app on your mobile device.
- Tap on the “+” icon in the top right corner of the screen.
- Select “Device” from the list of options.
- Search for “August” and select the August Smart Lock model you have.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to connect the lock to your SmartThings hub.
- Once the lock is connected, you can control it through the SmartThings app, including setting up automation and routines.
Note: Make sure your August Smart Lock is updated to the latest firmware version for better compatibility with SmartThings.
August Smart lock specification
August Smart Lock is a smart lock for residential use that can be controlled remotely using a smartphone app. Some of the key specifications of the August Smart Lock include:
- Compatibility: August Smart Lock is compatible with most standard deadbolts and can be easily installed in under 10 minutes.
- Connectivity: August Smart Lock connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth low energy (BLE) and can be controlled remotely using the August app.
- Power: August Smart Lock is powered by 4 AA batteries, which can last for up to 6 months.
- Security: August Smart Lock uses AES 128-bit encryption and secure communication protocols to protect against hacking attempts.
- Access: August Smart Lock can be locked and unlocked remotely using the August app, and can also be configured to automatically lock and unlock based on the location of your smartphone.
- Voice control: The lock can be controlled through Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, as well as other smart home devices like Apple HomeKit, Samsung SmartThings, and IFTTT.
- Auto-unlock: It uses geofencing technology, which automatically unlocks the door when the user is within a certain distance from the lock.
-August smart lock pro model also has built-in Wi-Fi.
-Guest access: It allows you to create virtual keys for guests, assign schedules and set expiration dates.
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