August Wi-Fi, 4G Smart Lock – Fits Your Existing Deadbolt in Minutes

Whether you’re looking for a Wi-Fi smart lock that works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Apple Homekit, August’s device puts the smarts on your doorstep without replacing your deadbolt.

August Wi-Fi, 4G Smart Lock is popular, and for good reason: The renovation design makes them easy to set up without replacing your existing deadbolt. They’re smart enough to work with Google AssistantApple HomeKit and Amazon Alexa. Last year, we presented our publishers with the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock Award for Easy Installation, App, and Smart Home Integration. In 2021, it continues to keep this award.

Thinner than previous versions and more clever than most competitors, this August lock is a winner. It comes with an integrated Wi-Fi connection, which eliminates the need for additional August Connect modules. The new lock is expensive, but it’s worth your money if you’re looking to get your entry gate online. Put him on my doorstep and lived with him for a week. Let me tell you something.

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The unique modernist design of August Wi-Fi, 4G Smart Lock, remains faithful to its roots in this fourth-generation model. The striking difference is the size. The August Wi-Fi, 4G Smart Lock, is 45% smaller than previous models, measuring approximately 2.8 inches in diameter and only 1.8 inches deep. Even though the lock was never particularly ugly, putting a gigantic piece of metal in your door is not the dream of an interior designer.

Almost every smart lock requires this aesthetic obstruction, backed up by a large battery and thumb lockboxes mounted on the inside side of your door. It thrilled me about the small scale of that August model. It’s so much less entertaining, in part because I’m a little more used to seeing intelligent locks on doors now, but also because it’s really much smaller. A smart home should be integrated, and August’s design has improved a lot on that.

The design team, which includes the famous designer Yves Béhar, remained faithful to the original design while making small upgrades. You will notice a slightly different edge motif on the sides of the lock, designed to enhance adhesion. I can’t discern an enormous difference, but it doesn’t bother me either. Along the ridge is an August logo wisely placed to help you know if your door is locked or not. Two CR123 batteries powered the interior of the August Wi-Fi, 4G Smart Lock,. I’ll get back to it later.

Installing the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock

As always, setting up a smart lock in August is child’s play if you have 10 minutes and a screwdriver. You will also want to download the August application, available on iOS or Android, as there is a useful guide with animations to guide you throughout the process. As it is modernized, you won’t need to do much to your physical deadbolt, apart from removing the thumb latch on the inside side of the door. Then you will install yourself on the August plate and the adaptor for your lock and clip on the Wi-Fi Smart Lock with its two locking wings.

I want to take a moment to talk about my usual advice for smart locks. Make sure your door closes properly before proceeding with this process. Smart locks are difficult to calibrate and completely lock doors that need an extra boost to close completely.

Check that the deadbolt moves freely and that there is no friction in the locking mechanism. Ensure you have a good Wi-Fi connection. Not only does it affect the installation, but it also affects the daily performance of the lock. Make sure your screws are organized. How much length of screws goes where you can really count on a smart lock.

It is important to do your best to ensure that the cam bar (see below) remains centered on the August backplate while holding the screws. If you notice it is too high or too low, loosen and readjust the screws while maintaining a little pressure on the plate to keep it in place. It is difficult to install the required adaptor if things are not lined up correctly.

The August system is the simplest smart lock installation out there, and the application tips and instructions printed on the box are easy to follow. It doesn’t come as a surprise. If you are worried about compatibility with your existing deadlock, August has a useful page listing compatible templates from most brands.

There are also versions that can be opened in chip cards, while others have a number code. You can also arrange and have the same access possibilities for many so-called biometric door openers. Therefore, for various access points, many chip cards need not be used.

For private, August Wi-Fi, 4G Smart Lock openers for A fingerprint is available at several access points, whether for doors and garage doors or for commercial purposes.

Once again, the keys are very low and hard to find. It also made the lengthy effort to scan and incorporate when the hands are full of shopping or only children are born. Just as quickly as a map can be lost, codes can be forgotten.

Not so for an Access Control System for Fingerprint. If so, just hold the finger or pull it over the reading surface for a short time. The door has opened already. The lives of the door to open owners of Fingerprint are further facilitated by the absence of any key or the like. They cannot, therefore, be lost or forgotten.

Another advantage is that no replacement keys have to be distributed or hidden between friends or neighbors to avoid the lockout. Have previous tenants or former owners have dispersed all the keys, or is the copied key in foreign hands still? Will the property owner or guardian be willing, during their absence, to access the apartment openings and involuntarily?

You can’t feel comfortable in your home if you are questioning at least once in a while. The same goes for losing a key. The only option in this situation is to change the door lock. If that is the case, it should be called a fingerprint door lock, since it has a range of advantages.

The last and most critical advantage

Door opener with August Wi-Fi, (4th Generation) Smart door Lock fingerprint improves protection. At least according to the compact equipment manufacturers. Actually, high-quality access controls on fingerprints will improve protection.

Can I lock an access control system with the fingerprint?

Finger accidents, clothes, dirty fingertips, or power failure can prevent or alter the key finger. Or an interruption is often present in the power supply.

August Wi-Fi, 4G Smart Lock opener must be naturally secured against these problems. This is clearly a matter for the citizens to understand and to take protective measures themselves when choosing the items.

The system should be safe from power failures so that in these not uncommon situations, you can still reach your home. An emergency system that works when all other kinks tear is also helpful.

There is also a simple solution against the alteration or prevention of the key finger; there are several storage spaces for a fingerprint door lock. Someone can save instead five or ten prints of each resident of saving just one finger as an opener. It is easily possible if a finger is wounded or if the left hand is easy to use instead of the right hand.

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