Are you tired of fumbling with keys every time you come home? OR are you looking to upgrade your home security with a smart lock?
The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is the best choice and is easy to install! In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps to install your August Wi-Fi Smart Lock.
Before You Begin
Before disassembling anything on your door, conducting a few checks is important. Ensure your door closes easily and completely without excessive force or hinge adjustments.
A smart lock may struggle to calibrate and function correctly if the door is not properly aligned.
Once you’ve completed your door check-up, you can open the August box and begin the installation process. The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock includes almost everything you’ll need for a self-installation except a screwdriver.
Steps to Install August Wi-Fi Smart Lock
Here are the steps to install the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock:
Step 1: Prepare your existing deadbolt
Before installing the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock, ensure your existing deadbolt works appropriately. Ensure the lock turns smoothly and the latch aligns with the strike plate.
If your deadbolt is not functioning correctly, you may need to replace it before installing the smart lock.
Step 2: Remove your existing thumb-latch
To prepare to install the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock, you’ll need to remove your existing thumb latch.
Use a screwdriver to remove the screws holding the thumb latch in place. After removing the thumb latch, you can access the mounting plate.
Step 3: Prepare the Mounting Plate
The mounting plate is the piece that will attach the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock to your door.
Before attaching the mounting plate, you’ll need to prepare it by selecting the correct adapter. The adapter ensures a secure fit between the mounting plate and the deadbolt mechanism.
Step 4: Attach the Mounting Plate
Once you’ve selected the correct adapter, it’s time to attach the mounting plate to your door. Use the screws provided with the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock to attach the mounting plate to the door. Be sure to tighten the screws securely.
Step 5: Attach the Correct Adapter
Before attaching the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock, you’ll need to select the correct adapter. The adapter ensures a secure fit between the mounting plate and the deadbolt mechanism. To choose your adapter, follow these steps:
- Open the August app on your Android or iOS device
- Select your August Wi-Fi Smart Lock from the list of devices
- Go to Settings > Doorbell and select “Connect to a Factory Doorbell.”
- Follow the on-screen instructions to connect your August Wi-Fi Smart Lock to your doorbell
- After establishing the connection, the August app will automatically choose the appropriate adapter for your lock.
Step 6: Open the wing latches
The wing latches are the two metal tabs on either side of the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock. Before attaching the lock to the mounting plate, you must open these latches. Use your fingers to flip them up and out.
Step 7: Attach the Wi-Fi Smart Lock
With the wing latches open, you can now attach the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock to the mounting plate. Slide the lock onto the mounting plate until you hear a click. This indicates that the lock is securely attached.
Step 8: Remove the faceplate
The faceplate is the outer cover that protects the battery compartment. To access the battery compartment, you’ll need to remove the faceplate.
To detach the faceplate, use a screwdriver to unscrew the screws securing it. Once you have removed the screws, gently and carefully pry off the faceplate.
Step 9: Remove the battery tab
Before using your August Wi-Fi Smart Lock, you’ll need to activate the batteries. To do this, remove the battery tab from the compartment. The lock will beep once to indicate that it’s ready for setup.
Step 10: Replace the faceplate
With the battery tab removed, you can now replace the faceplate. Align the faceplate with the lock and use the screws provided to attach it securely.
- Make sure your deadbolt is functioning properly before installing the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock
- Take your time selecting the correct adapter for your lock to ensure a secure fit
- Use the August app to guide you through the installation process
- If you have any concerns or questions, consult the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock user manual or contact customer support for assistance
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I install a smart lock myself?
Yes, the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock has a user-friendly design that enables most homeowners to install it without prior experience. Nevertheless, if you are uncomfortable with DIY projects, hire a professional to install the lock.
How do I set up August Wi-Fi Smart Lock?
To set up your August Wi-Fi Smart Lock, you’ll need to download the August app onto your Android or iOS device. To establish a connection between your lock and Wi-Fi network and finalize the setup process, adhere to the instructions displayed on your screen.
Does August Wi-Fi Smart Lock use Bluetooth?
Yes, the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock uses Bluetooth to communicate with your smartphone or other devices. However, it also has Wi-Fi capabilities for remote access and control.
In conclusion, installing the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is a simple and straightforward process that can enhance the security and convenience of your home.
By following the steps outlined in this blog post, you can ensure that your lock is installed correctly and functioning efficiently.
Remember to prepare your door and gather the necessary tools before installation, and follow the step-by-step instructions provided by August.
Once installed, you can use the August app to control your lock, grant access to guests, and receive notifications on lock activity.
We hope this guide has been helpful to you and makes the process of installing your August Wi-Fi Smart Lock a breeze!