Are you tired of fumbling with keys every time you leave your home? Are you interested in upgrading to a smart lock for convenience and security?
If so, the August Smart Lock is an excellent choice. Not only can it be controlled with your smartphone, but it can also be connected to your Wi-Fi network for remote access and control.
This article will guide you through the steps to connect your August Smart Lock to the internet and provide installation tips and FAQs to ensure a successful setup.
Steps to Connect Your August Smart Lock to the Wi-Fi
Here are the steps to connect your August smart lock to the internet:
“Please note that to remotely connect your Wi-Fi Smart Lock, your iOS device needs to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the smart lock.”
Step 1: Open the August App and Select Home from Keychain
Open the August App on your mobile phone and select the associated home from your Keychain.
Step 2: Navigate to Lock Settings
Select the gear icon to navigate to Lock Settings.
Step 3: Open Lock Settings for Associated Device
Select the associated device to open Lock Settings.
Step 4: Select Connect to Wi-Fi Network
Scroll to the utility section and select Connect to Wi-Fi Network.
Step 5: Start the Setup Process
Select START and begin following the prompts. Select CONTINUE to proceed.
Step 6: Connect to Wi-Fi
Select START to connect to Wi-Fi. Confirm that the 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network you want your smart lock to connect to is the one your phone is connected currently to.
If not, select USE A DIFFERENT NETWORK and either connect your phone to the desired network or enter the SSID of the desired network.
Step 7: Begin Wi-Fi Setup
Select BEGIN WI-FI SETUP.
Step 8: Enter the Network Password
Enter the network password or check the box that says My network does not require a password (if applicable), then CONTINUE.
Step 9: Wait for the Connection
The connection process may take a few moments. Performing this action while being close to your Wi-Fi Smart Lock would be helpful.
Step 10: Complete Setup
If the setup is successful, you will see the screen denoting the setup is complete. Select CONTINUE. Next, test the Wi-Fi signal strength of your network.
- Ensure proper alignment and installation of the lock on your door.
- Center the August Smart Lock on the door and securely fasten it with the appropriate screws.
- Calibrate your lock through the August App by navigating to Lock Settings and selecting Calibration.
- Follow the prompts to calibrate your lock properly.
- Check the batteries in your August Smart Lock periodically to ensure they are properly installed and have enough charge.
- The August Smart Lock will notify you when the batteries are running low.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I don’t have a Wi-Fi network at home?
If you don’t have a Wi-Fi network at home, you can still use your August Smart Lock via Bluetooth. However, you can only control your lock remotely or receive notifications if you connect it to Wi-Fi via the August Connect or August Wi-Fi Smart Lock.
Can I connect multiple August Smart Locks to one August Connect?
You can connect up to two August Smart Locks to one August Connect. You must purchase additional August Connects if you have more than two locks.
What Wi-Fi network should I connect my August Smart Lock to?
You should connect your August Smart Lock to a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network, as the lock is incompatible with 5GHz networks.
How secure is the August Smart Lock’s Wi-Fi connection?
The August Smart Lock uses bank-grade encryption to ensure secure communication between your lock and the August app. However, keeping your Wi-Fi network secure is important by using a strong password and enabling WPA2 encryption.
What happens if my Wi-Fi network goes down?
If your Wi-Fi network goes down, you won’t be able to control your August Smart Lock remotely or receive notifications until the network restores. However, you can still use your lock via Bluetooth if you’re within range.
What if I have trouble connecting my August Smart Lock to Wi-Fi?
If you have trouble connecting your August Smart Lock to Wi-Fi, try resetting your lock and Wi-Fi bridge, moving your Wi-Fi bridge closer to your lock, or contacting August customer support for assistance.
To conclude, setting up your August Smart Lock with your Wi-Fi network is an effortless procedure that can significantly improve the comfort and safety of your household.
We hope this guide has been helpful in informing you about how to connect your august smart lock to Wi-Fi. Feel free to leave your queries in the comments below, we’ll be happy to assist you!