How To: Update the timestamp and battery level on a Yale Direct Wi-Fi lock
Many Yale smart locks include a "hardware scheduling" feature that allows us to create guest codes before the guest's check-in date, using an internal time/date stamp built into the lock. However, this will be reset when the lock is powered down, and will need to be synced after the batteries are replaced.
Locks connected through the SmartThings platform can use Lynx to update their timestamp remotely, but the Yale/August integration uses a different process to update after batteries are changed.
Note: Yale/August-connected locks may not always report their updated battery level
immediately after replacing the batteries - this is due to the Bluetooth connectivity required
for configuration updates. The process described below will update the lock's battery level
as well as its internal timestamp.
Steps to register a new Yale Wi-Fi direct module in an existing lock:
Log into the Yale Access/August Connect app with the account that the lock is connected under.
Remove one battery from the lock, and press any key on the lock's keypad to discharge any residual energy.
Turn off Bluetooth AND Wi-Fi on the mobile phone or tablet.
Close the Yale/August mobile app.
Wait 10 seconds.
|Replace the battery in the lock.
|Enable Bluetooth on the phone/tablet.
Open the Yale/August app and navigate to the lock to be updated.
Click the tap-to-lock button and confirm that the lock/unlock functionality works as expected. Wait 5 (five) seconds, then lock OR unlock with the button in the app again. Wait another five seconds, then lock or unlock the lock a third time.
- Be sure that you activate the lock 3 (three) times, with a 5-second pause between each lock or unlock operation.
|Follow the steps to test the lock in Lynx. Remember to test any active guest codes and/or Shared Keys to be sure that time-sensitive codes are working.
Note: Locks using August/Yale Connect integrations MUST be connected to a
dedicated 2.4GHz network. You can find more information and connection tips at:
Understanding: 2.4 GHz vs 5 Ghz Networks