How to Set Up an August Doorbell Cam Pro

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Complete first-time setup of your August August Doorbell Cam Pro.
  • Install the August Home app onto your mobile device.
  • Link your August Doorbell Cam Pro with the August Home app.
Before We Begin:
  • You will need your Wi-Fi network credentials to connect your doorbell to Wi-Fi.
  • You will need a Phillips screwdriver to perform the physical installation.
  • Have your mobile device nearby.
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1 Physical Installation

If you're uncomfortable working with high voltage wiring we recommend you find a professional to perform the physical installation.

To Replace Your Existing Doorbell

  1. Confirm that your existing doorbell works by pressing it. This might sound obvious, but it never hurts to double check! August Doorbell Cam will only work properly when installed onto a working 12-24 volt wired doorbell system.
    A doorbell
  2. Turn off the circuit breaker or fuse that your doorbell is connected to, then verify that the power has been turned off by pressing the doorbell button again—you should not hear your doorbell chime this time.
    A circuit breaker box
  3. Loosen the screws holding your existing doorbell in place and gently remove it from the wall.
    Unscrewing the doorbell
  4. Next, unfasten any wires attached to your existing doorbell. You should be left with two exposed wires coming from the wall. Remove any spare paint, adhesive or other debris near your doorbell so that your surface is as flat as possible.
    Removing wires from a doorbell
  5. Take the wedge and hold it flat against the wall where you want to install your August Doorbell Cam. You can hold the mounting plate against the top of the wedge, using its built-in level to properly position the wedge.
    August Doorbell showing the built in level
  6. If needed take a pen and press it firmly into the center of the two holes in the wedge to mark the wall. This is where you'll drill your holes if you need them. Firmly holding the wedge against the wall where you drilled holes, take the two 1” screws included in the box and screw the mounting plate into the holes you previously drilled using a Phillips screwdriver.
    Screwing into the doorbell wedge
  7. Place the mounting plate onto the wedge, the notches on the back will align it into place when positioned properly. Use the smaller machine screws to attach the mounting plate to the wedge.
    August Doorbell showing the built in level
  8. Loosen both of the screws on the gold wire connectors.
    Loosening screws for the wires
  9. Place one of the wires coming from your wall underneath one of the screw terminals on the mounting plate and screw it in, securing the wire to the mounting plate. It will help to curve the wire, then hook it clockwise around the screw before tightening.
    Setting the wires into the terminals
  10. Carefully push the connected wires back into the existing hole in your wall until there is very little slack in the wire.
    Tucked wires
  11. Place the Doorbell Cam onto the mounting plate, aligning the tabs at the bottom to the recesses at the bottom of the mounting plate. Then slide it down until it sits into place.
    An august doorbell installed
  12. You should now restore power to your doorbell.
    A circuit breaker box
  13. Press the large circular button on the front of the device - if everything is wired correctly, you should hear your interior doorbell chime.
    An august doorbell installed

2 OS Choice

To continue, we need to know what Operating System your smartphone or tablet has.

There are 2 main Operating Systems for smartphones currently available, Android and iOS.

Android Smartphone
Android smartphones are produced by multiple companies, such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony, Nokia, Lenovo, and HTC.Android Home Screen
iOS Smartphone
Apple is the only company that makes iOS smartphones.iOS Home Screen

? Next, lets install August Home on your mobile device.

  1. Install August Home on my Android phone or tablet
  2. Install August Home on my iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Complete first-time setup of your August August Doorbell Cam Pro.
  • Install the August Home app onto your mobile device.
  • Link your August Doorbell Cam Pro with the August Home app.
Before We Begin:
  • You will need your Wi-Fi network credentials to connect your doorbell to Wi-Fi.
  • You will need a Phillips screwdriver to perform the physical installation.
  • Have your mobile device nearby.
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If you're uncomfortable working with high voltage wiring we recommend you find a professional to perform the physical installation.

To Replace Your Existing Doorbell

  1. Confirm that your existing doorbell works by pressing it. This might sound obvious, but it never hurts to double check! August Doorbell Cam will only work properly when installed onto a working 12-24 volt wired doorbell system.
    A doorbell
  2. Turn off the circuit breaker or fuse that your doorbell is connected to, then verify that the power has been turned off by pressing the doorbell button again—you should not hear your doorbell chime this time.
    A circuit breaker box
  3. Loosen the screws holding your existing doorbell in place and gently remove it from the wall.
    Unscrewing the doorbell
  4. Next, unfasten any wires attached to your existing doorbell. You should be left with two exposed wires coming from the wall. Remove any spare paint, adhesive or other debris near your doorbell so that your surface is as flat as possible.
    Removing wires from a doorbell
  5. Take the wedge and hold it flat against the wall where you want to install your August Doorbell Cam. You can hold the mounting plate against the top of the wedge, using its built-in level to properly position the wedge.
    August Doorbell showing the built in level
  6. If needed take a pen and press it firmly into the center of the two holes in the wedge to mark the wall. This is where you'll drill your holes if you need them. Firmly holding the wedge against the wall where you drilled holes, take the two 1” screws included in the box and screw the mounting plate into the holes you previously drilled using a Phillips screwdriver.
    Screwing into the doorbell wedge
  7. Place the mounting plate onto the wedge, the notches on the back will align it into place when positioned properly. Use the smaller machine screws to attach the mounting plate to the wedge.
    August Doorbell showing the built in level
  8. Loosen both of the screws on the gold wire connectors.
    Loosening screws for the wires
  9. Place one of the wires coming from your wall underneath one of the screw terminals on the mounting plate and screw it in, securing the wire to the mounting plate. It will help to curve the wire, then hook it clockwise around the screw before tightening.
    Setting the wires into the terminals
  10. Carefully push the connected wires back into the existing hole in your wall until there is very little slack in the wire.
    Tucked wires
  11. Place the Doorbell Cam onto the mounting plate, aligning the tabs at the bottom to the recesses at the bottom of the mounting plate. Then slide it down until it sits into place.
    An august doorbell installed
  12. You should now restore power to your doorbell.
    A circuit breaker box
  13. Press the large circular button on the front of the device - if everything is wired correctly, you should hear your interior doorbell chime.
    An august doorbell installed

To continue, we need to know what Operating System your smartphone or tablet has.

There are 2 main Operating Systems for smartphones currently available, Android and iOS.

Android Smartphone
Android smartphones are produced by multiple companies, such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony, Nokia, Lenovo, and HTC.Android Home Screen
iOS Smartphone
Apple is the only company that makes iOS smartphones.iOS Home Screen
  1. Open the Play Store, then select the Search Bar at the top.
    Google Play Store.
    Google Play Store with Search highlighted.
  2. Type in August Home, then select August Home from the list.
    Play Store app with August Home highlighted
  3. Select Install.
    Install button
  4. Select Open to open the app.
    Open button
  1. Tap the Set Up a Doorbell Cam button.
    August Home app highlighting the set up a doorbell cam button
  2. Tap Start Setup.
    August home app highlighting the start setup button
  3. If you have an August Smart Lock, it will ask you if you wish to connect the Doorbell cam to it. If you choose to do this, the cam will be given the same name as the lock and will be added to the house on the account.
    August home app presenting options to connect to an available lock
  4. If you do not have an August Smart Lock, you will be prompted to name your cam and create a house to add it to.
    August home app prompt for naming the camera
  5. An Accessory Setup screen will appear that will get your Doorbell Cam connected to your network.
    August home app network setup screen displaying the network information the camera will be using
  6. Select the Network and type in your credentials.
  7. Wait for the device.
    August home app attempting to connect to the selected Wi-Fi network
  8. Tap Done.
    August home app setup complete screen highlighting the done button
  9. Your Doorbell will connect and download new Firmware if needed.
    August home app performing a firmware update on the newly connected device
  10. Tap Continue.
    August home app update complete screen highlighting the continue button`
  1. Open the App Store and select Search in the bottom right corner.
    iOS App Store
    Apple App Store navigation bar with Search highlighted.
  2. Type in August Home, and select Get for August Home in the list.
    August Home app with the Get button highlighted
  3. Select Get or Cloud Install for August Home.
    Get button Cloud install
  4. Select Install.
    Install
  5. Select Open.
    Open button
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