The HomePod has been lauded for its sound quality, but it’s also an intelligent home assistant capable of handling everyday tasks – and controlling your smart home. For August Smart Lock Pro (3rd generation) and August Smart Lock (2nd generation) users, HomePod offers another great way to control your lock with your voice. And, HomePod’s advanced six-microphone array and advanced echo cancellation system allows Siri to hear requests from anywhere in the room, even with loud music playing.
Control Your August Smart Lock With Siri/HomeKit
When you’re home, HomePod can serve as a hub for your smart devices that integrate with Apple HomeKit. When you are on-the-go, you can use Siri on your iPhone or Apple Watch to tell your HomePod “Siri, lock my front door” or include your Smart Lock as part of a “goodnight scene,” that includes other HomeKit-compatible devices and powers down your house before you head to bed, for example.
Prior to the HomePod, you needed an Apple TV or an iPad in your home to act as a HomeKit bridge to your August Smart Lock.
Done Locking? Start Rocking!
HomePod takes the music listening experience to a whole new level. Here is our August-themed playlist to groove to after you lock your door with Siri. Now turn your HomePod up to 11!
August’s Lock & Rock HomePod Playlist
- Doors Unlocked And Open (Death Cab For Cutie)
- Let ‘Em In (Wings)
- My Doorbell (The White Stripes)
- What Locks The Door (Norma Jean)
- Ring My Bell (Anita Ward)
- Knocking’ on Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan – alt: Guns N’ Roses or Grateful Dead version)
- Let’s Lock The Door (And Throw Away The Key) (Jay & The Americans)
- Lock The Door Lariston (The Corries)
- Anything by The Doors
- Anything by 3 Doors Down
How to Set-up HomeKit for Your August Smart Lock
Here is a quick video to walk you through how to set up HomeKit on your August Smart Lock (2nd gen) or August Smart Lock Pro (3rd gen).