Congratulations! You are the newest owner of the August Smart Lock. The August Smart Lock, Wi-Fi Smart Lock, and Smart Lock Pro are all compatible with Amazon’s Alexa Platform. Getting them synchronized is quick and painless. Let’s get started!
It seems like most homes these days have at least one Alexa in their house. From setting kitchen timers to controlling the lights in your home even when you’re not there – Alexa does it all! Now, you can sync your favorite August product with Alexa, too.
If you aren’t sure where to start, fear not! We have laid everything out in a simple, step-by-step fashion so you can follow along easily. We have included several options so you will definitely find what you are looking for. So what are you waiting for? Read on to find the key (no pun intended) steps you need for how to connect Alexa to August smart lock.
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About the August Smart Lock
With the August Smart Lock, you can now lock, unlock, and check your door status by talking to Alexa or checking your smartphone. This system also enables your ability to lock/unlock the doors if Alexa is out of reach. Syncing your August Smart Lock to Alexa even makes viewing the doorbell camera and videoing/talking with visitors on your front porch possible.
Even if a visitor isn’t on your porch, you can catch motion-censored video footage of your front porch on the August Doorbell Cam. Set your lock to “Auto-Lock” and “Auto-Unlock Detects” so that when you leave for work and come back to your home after a long day, your code can be entered, hands-free. What an amazing feature for grocery hauls or those days that you’re in a rush out the door. Safety has never felt so hands-free!
The August Smart Lock system is compatible with Alexa-enabled devices like Echo Dot, Echo Show, Echo Spot, and Amazon Fire Tablet. Any Amazon models that support Alexa voice assistance can be used to lock and unlock your door, along with other useful features.
Advantages of the August Smart Lock/Alexa Voice Integration System
The August Smart Lock can bring utility to your home, no matter what your life stage may be. People with physical disabilities that make moving around more difficult can use this system to minimize navigating their hallways to get to the door.
Parents that are in or out of the house with full hands all day can use the auto-lock/unlock features so that they don’t have to fumble for their keys. Homeowners with a revolving door of people through their house all day can keep track of who has been in and out. Elderly people can use this function to talk to Alexa instead of navigating smartphone apps.
For many people, having more knowledge and control brings peace of mind – the August Smart Lock System with Alexa voice integration does just that. As the gatekeeper to your home, you can control who is in and out of your front door. You can set auto-locks for the night before you get in bed so you don’t have to worry about forgetting. Take hold of your home security in a user-friendly platform like August.
You can easily set up your product on either the August app or Alexa app on both iOS and Android. Take your pick!
Using the August app to set up Amazon Alexa
Here’s the simple process when using the August app:
- Open the August app on your smart device.
- Tap on the menu icon in the top left corner.
- Tap “Works With.”
- From the dropdown list, select Amazon Alexa.
- iOS: Set up Amazon Alexa
- Android: Connect to Alexa
Using the Amazon Alexa app to sync August Smart Lock
In order to successfully link your Alexa and August Smart Lock, you will need to purchase the August Wi-Fi bridge from their website as well.
To begin, all devices need to be:
- Connected to Wi-Fi
- Paired with the lock
- On your phone, be sure that you are connected to Wi-Fi.
- Launch the Alexa app.
- Tap the menu button on the top left.
- Select Skills and Games from the sidebar menu.
- Search for August Smart Home in the search bar, then tap Search.
- Select the black August logo.
- Tap Enable.
- Enter your August account information.
- Tap Agree to link the accounts.
- Tap Discover Devices.
Once you connect your Amazon Alexa and August Smart Lock – try these simple commands!
- To check your door status: “Alexa, is my front door locked?”
- To lock your door: “Alexa, lock my front door.”
- To unlock your door: “Alexa, unlock my front door.”
- Set PIN Code: [configured in Amazon Alexa app]
Deleting August Smart Lock from your Alexa Platform
Are your voice control days over? Is it time to move your Smart Lock to another account? If so, listed below are the steps to remove the August Smart Lock from your Alexa.
- Launch the Alexa app on your iOS or Android phone.
- Select Devices on the bottom right.
- Select All Devices.
- Choose your August Smart Lock.
- On the device’s information screen, choose Remove Device.
- Tap OK on the following pop-up screen.
Your August Lock has now been removed from your Amazon account.
The August Smart Lock is a great option for families that are interested in including voice integration into their smart homes. Synchronizing these systems is simple and the benefit of engaging with this platform is an easier life.
You’re all set up. Enjoy your August Smart Lock with Alexa voice integration!
Connecting Alexa to your August smart lock doesn’t have to be a challenge, even if you are a self-proclaimed technophobe. As you can see from the steps above, the process is really quick and easy. All that’s left now is to feel safe and secure in your home knowing that your August smart lock is working optimally based on your instructions.