HomeKit enabled FAQ

How do I install my HomeKit Enabled Smart Lock?

Installation and set up steps for the HomeKit Enabled Smart Lock are available here. Setup in the app includes additional steps to enable HomeKit.

Where do I find the code to set up HomeKit?

The code needed to set up the integration between your HomeKit enabled Smart Lock and Apple HomeKit is found under the faceplate of your lock.

What is the expected battery life for my HomeKit enabled Smart Lock?

When August is installed correctly on a door that is easily operated (no need to push, pull, or lift your door), and your deadbolt is not "sticky", the battery could last up to 3 months.

Does Siri work remotely?

Yes, if you have a 4th generation apple TV within Bluetooth range of your August Smart Lock that is setup to work with HomeKit. You can then use Siri remotely or operate remotely through the August app.

The diagram below explains how the integration works:

How do I physically reset HomeKit?

If you experience technical issues with your HomeKit enabled lock, you may wish to perform a HomeKit reset. To reset HomeKit:

  1. Place the lock face up on a flat surface
  2. Remove and reinsert one battery from the lock
  3. The green LED should begin blinking slowly after the battery is reinserted

This light indicates that the device is awaiting HomeKit reset. To complete the reset:

  1. Remove the battery again before the LED blinks 10 times
  2. Reinsert the battery

Depending on the generation of your Yale Access Smart Lock, the devices will blink green a specific number of times to indicate that the reset is complete:

  • Two blinks - Gen 2 Smart Lock
  • Two blinks + One blink - Gen 3 Smart Lock
Inviting a New Owner to Your HomeKit-Enabled Smart Lock

If you have a HomeKit-enabled Smart Lock, adding a new Owner and giving them HomeKit access can be done at the same time. 

For more information on sharing HomeKit access with other users, check out this article.