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

Adding August to your Home Assistant instance can be done via the user interface, by taking the following steps:

  • Browse to your Home Assistant instance.
  • In the sidebar click on Configuration.
  • From the configuration menu select: Integrations.

August can be auto-discovered by Home Assistant. If an instance was found, it will be shown in the top of the list of integrations as “Discovered”. If that is the case click on the Configure button to start setting up the discovered instance.

If there wasn’t any discovered automatically, don’t worry! You can set up a manual integration entry:

  • In the bottom right, click on the Add Integration button.
  • From the list, search and select “August”.
  • Follow the instruction on screen to complete the set up.

After completing, the August integration will be immediately available for use.

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