August smart lock is quick to install and operate—once you have calibrated it. But many users get stuck on this critical step of the process, which is why we found some customers asking “how do I calibrate my august smart lock” online. I did quick research on the topic and here is what I know.
Before the august smart lock can be calibrated, you must measure a place on your door to adjust its sensor. You will then place it in that spot and tighten its screws—when properly tightened it should trigger an alert telling you so—-then calibrate the device by adjusting where these sensors set off alerts when they are triggered.
Not only should you calibrate the August lock, but it also needs to be regularly lubricated and maintained for optimal performance. We will be covering all the relevant points. So, Stay Tuned!
Guide To Calibrate August Door Sense
Calibrating your August Door Sense is easy and simple. Just follow the steps below:
1. Place a metal object on the floor in front of your doors, such as a metal spoon or other round object.
2. Open the door and close it behind you until it is about one inch from closing completely. If you have a sensor that has been installed on top of your door, open the door all the way and wait for the sensor to activate, then close the door again. If you have a sensor that has been installed at the bottom of your door, open the door all the way and wait for it to activate before closing it again.
3. Open your garage door to full height and close it again quickly but not too quickly – this will trigger an alarm if necessary (this may be disabled via settings).
4. Now that you have triggered an alarm, wait 10 seconds before opening your garage door again – this will allow any additional sensors to reset themselves after they have been activated by opening/closing doors too quickly (they are usually overly sensitive).
Instructions To Lubricate August Door Lock
Lubricating the august door lock is especially important because it helps in preventing the lock from jamming and getting stuck. Most importantly, the lubricating august door lock will also increase its lifespan.
Here is how to lubricate an August door lock:
- Turn off the power to your lock using the switch on the side of the lock. This will prevent any accidental operation of your door.
- Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the screws that hold down the plate that covers a screw holding in your keypad (if applicable).
- Using a flathead screwdriver, remove any screws holding in your keypad (if applicable). You may have additional screws holding in your keypad depending on what type of lock you have. If you do not know which type of lock you have, take a look at this guide from The Family Handyman.
- Place a small amount of lubricant into each groove around each edge of your keypad (as shown above). Be careful not to get any lubricant on any part of your August door lock as this will cause damage when you try to turn it back on after cleaning it later!
Tips To Maintain August Smart Lock
Maintenance is necessary for every piece of equipment to increase its lifespan and work. Here are a few tips for you to take care of your august smart locks.
Keeping your lock clean means not only rids it of dust but also prevents it from getting clogged with dirt and grime. You should clean the lock using a soft cloth or a microfiber cloth every day.
If you have a smart lock, you can check its status by opening the app or visiting the website. You can also manually check if it is working properly by opening the door and inserting your key in the lock slot. If there is no movement, then that means that your smart lock is not working properly.
Make sure that there are no security issues with your lock before trying any troubleshooting tips below (keep reading). If there are any security issues, then you should immediately contact customer support so that they can solve them for you directly (and quickly!). If there are issues like broken keys or damaged locks, then those will need to be fixed before trying further troubleshooting steps below (keep reading).
Clean keypad sensors on August smart locks. Usually, these sensors get dirty over time as they constantly receive various kinds of debris such as dust particles or even hair follicles from the environment.