HomeKit Anyone here with August Smart Lock Pro & Nest Hello Doorbell?

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by 212rikanmofo, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. 212rikanmofo macrumors 68000

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    I have the August Smart Lock Pro and got it because it's HomeKit Compatible. I am looking for a HomeKit compatible doorbell, but I don't really like the looks of the August one. I prefer the nest and I'm aware that it doesn't support HomeKit. I was wondering if there's anyone here that runs this combination and could tell me what I would be missing by not pairing it with the August Doorbell Pro cam?

    The only missing feature I can think of is that I won't be able to ask siri to show me the live feed from the Nest Hello since it's not HomeKit compatible. I would have to view it from the Nest.app instead, which is not a big deal to me. I don't mind having a separate app for the nest since I already have a nest camera for the home. If someone were to ring the doorbell, I would open Nest.app to see the camera and to communicate, and if I wanted to unlock my door lock, I can just call up the home.app from control center to unlock the door without closing Nest.app.
     
  2. MistrSynistr macrumors 65816

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    How do you like the August Smart Lock? I am curious how it is on more stubborn locks, especially in winter.
     
  3. 212rikanmofo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I love it! It works great, I love the auto unlock, especially when I come home and have my hands tied. And I love being able to go out for a walk or get the mail and not have to worry about finding my keys, etc.
     
  4. Coffee50 macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure how it it works in excessive colder temps (Warmer winter climate here), but I'm guessing it might be similar to how unlocking / locking is manually during the winter....it will depend on how the alignment is on your door. It could be a little better (it's motorized) but if something is off, it may not perform as well as expected.

    That being said, I think it's great! I have the connect & I like being to know every time my door is open / closed (you'll get notifications & a log is avail on the August app). It works great with HomeKit & it's convenient using my watch or phone when I leave or arrive home.

    There is a 30 day return policy (if you purchase from August) so you could try it out for a few weeks to see if it works for you. (Assembly & set up takes about 10 minutes). If you get it from a major retailer, I'm sure many have extended return periods during the Christmas season.
     

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