August


The august integration allows you to integrate your August devices in Home Assistant.

There is currently support for the following device types within Home Assistant:

  • Doorbell
  • Binary Sensor
  • Sensor
  • Camera
  • Lock
August Lock 2nd Gen will need either August Connect or Doorbell to connect to Home Assistant.

Configuration

You will need your August login information (username (either phone# or email), and password) to use this module.

To add August to your installation, go to Configuration >> Integrations in the UI, click the button with + sign and from the list of integrations select August.

Alternatively, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
august:
  login_method: phone
  username: "+16041234567"
  password: YOUR_PASSWORD

Configuration Variables

login_method string Required

Method to login to your August account, either “email” or “phone”. A verification code will be sent to your email or phone during setup.

username string Required

The username for accessing your August account. This depends on your login_method, if login_method is email, this will be your email of the account. Otherwise, this will be your phone number.

password string Required

The password for accessing your August account.

timeout integer (Optional, default: 10)

Timeout to wait for connections.

Once Home Assistant is started, a configurator will pop up asking you to enter verification code that is sent to your phone number or email.

Binary Sensor

If you have an August Doorbell, once you have enabled the August component, you should see following sensors:

  • Doorbell ding sensor
  • Doorbell motion sensor
  • Doorbell online sensor

If you have an August Smart Lock with DoorSense, once you have enabled the August component, you should see the following sensors:

  • Door sensor

Camera

The august camera platform allows you to view the latest camera image (triggered by motion) by your August device in Home Assistant.

Sensor

If you have an August Doorbell with a battery, once you have enabled the August component, you should see the following sensors:

  • Doorbell Battery

If you have an August Smart Lock, once you have enabled the August component, you should see the following sensors:

  • Lock Battery
  • Lock Operation

If you have an August Keypad, once you have enabled the August component, you should see the following sensors:

  • Keypad Battery

Presence Detection with Lock Operation

Using the lock operation sensors, you can detect when a user operates a lock and is physically present (not remote). The below automation example (added to automations.yaml) will trigger when the user named “John Doe” in August locks or unlocks the door from the keypad (if present), via Bluetooth from their phone, or by auto-unlock. The state of the sensor will be the name of the party operating the lock as returned by August.

- id: '1583706446906'
  alias: joe_doe_front_door_operate
  description: John Doe locks or unlocks the Front Door
  trigger:
  - entity_id: sensor.front_door_operator
    platform: state
    to: John Doe
  condition:
  - condition: template
    value_template: "{{ not state_attr('sensor.front_door_operator', 'remote') }}"
  action:
  - data: {}
    entity_id: camera.inside
    service: camera.turn_off