August Smart Lock & HomeKit (Integration Guide).

August Lock

People who care about home security can add the August smart lock to their front and backyard door as it offers many features to keep them safe such as remote access to maintain full control of your door from anywhere, guest keys option to let trusted people get into your house when you’re not there, and receive notifications on your smartphone when someone open or close your door.

Those who are controlling their smart home devices such as connected thermostats, cameras, and doorbells from the Apple Home app are asking if this door lock can be integrated with HomeKit?

The answer is yes August Smart Locks can work with HomeKit to allow you to lock and unlock from Apple devices like your HomePod, iPhone, iPad, or your MacBook and control your lock through Siri voice commands without forgetting the ability to be included with HomeKit scenes.

In the following chapters of this article, we’re going to learn how to connect the Apple HomeKit to your August Smart Lock and what are the benefits of this integration.

Connect August Smart Lock to Apple HomeKit.

In this section, we’re going to talk about how to integrate this lock with HomeKit but first, you need to have your lock already installed and set up on the August app.

Note 1: An Apple Home hub such as an iPad, AppleTV 4th Gen, or a HomePod is required to access the lock remotely using HomeKit, and the lock needs to be in the Bluetooth range of this hub (the maximum distance is 15 feet).

Note 2: Update your operating system to the latest available iOS release before setting up HomeKit.

If all conditions are ready follow the instructions below to pair your August Smart Lock with HomeKit:

  1. Launch the August HomeKit app on your IOS device.
  2. Tap the Settings icon at the lower right-hand corner of the screen.
  3. Then click on Lock Settings.
  4. Scroll down and choose HomeKit.
  5. Then tap on the blue Enable HomeKit button.
  6. Select Continue.
  7. Remove the faceplate from the front of your Smart Lock to find the HomeKit code.
  8. Scan the code using your camera.
  9. add the suggested scenes if you want and select Done.
  10. Click on the Finish button to complete the setup.

Now your door lock is integrated with HomeKit you can go to the Home app to lock and unlock your door.

If you want to receive notifications on your Apple Home app when someone opens or closes your door you can go and turn ON the notifications features on each device.

On your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch:

  1. Open the Home app and tap Home Settings in the upper-left corner.
  2. If you have multiple homes, tap Home Settings, then tap a home.
  3. Under Notifications, choose the type of accessories like locks then tap an accessory and turn ON Allow Notifications.

On your Mac:

  1. Open the Home app.
  2. In the menu bar, go to Edit then Edit Home.
  3. Under Notifications, choose the type of accessories like locks then click an accessory and turn ON Allow Notifications.

Source: Apple.

You can rely on the following voice commands to lock and unlock your door using Siri voice assistant:

  • “Hey, Siri unlock my front door”.
  • “Hey, Siri lock front my door”.
  • “Hey Siri, can you lock the door?”.
  • “Hey Siri, please unlock my door”.

What if The August App is unable to find my device during the HomeKit setup.

Sometimes some users experience technical issues when pairing their device and the August app can’t find the lock during HomeKit setup, so here’s how to solve this problem:

  1. Physically remove your lock from the door.
  2. Locate the red reset button on the back of the lock.
  3. Press and hold the red reset button until the red light turns off (about 5 seconds).
  4. The lock will reboot and show a long green flash of the LED.
  5. Go to Lock Settings in the August App and try to set up HomeKit again.

The benefits of August Smart Lock and HomeKit integration.

When integrating HomeKit with your August door lock you can control it with Siri from anywhere in the world directly through your voice which may be so beneficial for people who are not comfortable with using the August mobile app.

Also, people who aspire to integrate all their smart home devices such as their thermostat, doorbells, smart sensors with HomeKit will not find a problem with the August Lock as it can be added to your collection easily.

August Smart Locks that are compatible with HomeKit.

As you know the August company produces many Smart Locks and the following models are the ones compatible with HomeKit:

  • August Wi-Fi Smart Lock.
  • August Smart Lock Pro.
  • August Smart Lock, 2nd Gen.
  • Connected by August Smart Locks.

Apple devices that are compatible with August Lock.

In order to manage and control your August lock with HomeKit you need an Apple device like the following ones:

  • Apple HomePod.
  • Apple HomePod mini.
  • iPad and iPhone.
  • MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, and Apple Watch.

How to remove the August Smart Lock from HomeKit.

If you find that controlling your August Smart Lock via HomeKit is not for you or you want to change to another service like Alexa or Google Home, and you want to delete your device from the Apple home app follow the next steps:

  1. Launch the Home app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. find your August Lock, You can find all your accessories from the Home section or Rooms section of the app.
  3. Simply long-press on the accessory to view its controls and access other options.
  4. Scroll down and tap on Remove Accessory to remove the lock from your home.
  5. When you’re prompted to confirm your action, tap on “Remove” again.


This is all that you need to know about how to combine your August Smart Lock with Apple HomeKit and if you want some additional information you can visit other articles on our website.

Adam B