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  • Q: What's happens when the battery's die? Do you just kick in the door?  (10 Answers)

    By Red 

    • Best answerNo, since smart lock mounts from the inside you can simply open the door with key as usual. From the inside the smartlock serves as a lock lever (thats even easier to use from my perspective). If the battery dies youll simply use the door as you would before you had installed it.

      By Triet188 

  • Q: with the August Home Kit Blue tooth deadbolt do you have to purchase August - Connect AC-R1 Adapter for August Smart Lock in order to be able to lock & unlock remotely?  (4 Answers)
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    By TAM1525 

    • Best answerNot exactly. If you have a 4th generation Apple TV the August lock will connect to your wifi network through it. You can then control remotely through third party home kit apps (but not August's app). "Devices" and "MyTouchHome" are both apps that will let you control the lock remotely and are available in the App Store. You are also able to use Siri on your apple device (iPhone, iPad, and apple watch all work for me) remotely through the Apple TV. Set up is easy, the app walks you through connecting to home kit and it only takes a minute. Without a 4th generation apple tv the lock does require either the Connect Adapter or the August Doorbell Cam for remote use. If you are considering a doorbell cam you do not need the connect as it will act as the wifi bridge.

      By Nick 

  • Q: what are the differences between the homekit (SKU: 4640900) and the regular smart lock (SKU: 4271143)?  (2 Answers)

    By jack 

    • Best answerHomeKit works with Siri. "Siri lock the door". And it's more stable. The original one has pretty bad reviews, the HomeKit enabled one has a ton of bug fixes.

      By Nope 

    • Best answerThis model is Gen 2 and this model has not door sensor. Gen 3 model is same price but Best Buy don't have gen 3 only version. They have Gen 3 with wifi point set model only. If you have iPhone and Apple TV (4th gen) or leave your iPad home, you could use HomeKit so you don't need to buy wifi point. But if you want this function with non apple smart phone like android, you need wifi point. The retrofit version is cheaper 3rd gen and it has door sensor but it does not compatible with HomeKit so you need wifi point if you want to use function of lock and unlock everywhere.

      By benbow 

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  • Q: If the lock stops working, how to you deadbolt your door from the inside  (5 Answers)

    By CM 

    • Best answerThe inside is a complete knob. You can just turn it the same way you do with a regular deadbolt. You can do this anytime with power or without

      By Cellman 

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  • Q: If a burglar kicks the door in , will it notify me right a away?  (3 Answers)
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    By Gonzo520 

    • Best answerThis lock only knows if it is locked or unlocked, not whether the door is opened or closed. I would say it would not notify you if kicked in, but would if picked or opened by turning the deadbolt. There are other door sensors that will tell you if a door is open or closed.

      By Hepcatdaddyo 

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    • Best answerIf your current setup requires you to manually push in your door to lock or unlock, you will need to have that addressed before any automatic door lock product will work reliably for you. They do provide some recommendations for what may work for your situation, but there are two options: 1. Have a repairman adjust your door 2. Purchase a tapered replacement bolt from a hardware store. The end of the bolt that comes out will be tapered to catch the opening in the frame and essentially help close the door fully. Depending on how much force your door requires, this may or may not be a viable option.

      By jrodri7 

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  • Q: Can you wire this up to use the home AC so you don't have to keep replacing batteries?  (5 Answers)

    By 4pearlywhites 

    • Best answerNo sir, only Batteries. Cheers.

      By DrAj 

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    • Best answerThis lock is installed onto your existing deadbolt and will still open with your current key from the outside. The lock is still able to be turned to lock and unlock by hand on the inside, so it would likely not be effective for preventing your daughter from escaping. Hope it helps, good luck.

      By Nick 

  • Q: Does anyone know if this will work with the Hue Bridge?  (2 Answers)

    By bud11dy 

    • Best answerYes it works with then Phillips hue bridge

      By Corey 

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