FAQ | Aegis
Depending on the smart deadbolt’s tailpiece initial angle, it is possible that you cannot turn the Aegis component a full 90°, and the bolt either doesn’t fully stick out when locked or fully retract when unlocked. In this case there are two things you can try:
– Install the base plate at a tilted angle. The base plate allows for about a 20° angle in either direction. If the bolt doesn’t fully stick out, install the base plate 20° toward the locking direction; if the bolt doesn’t fully retract, install the base plate 20° toward the unlocking direction.
– If the angle needed is expected to be greater than 20°, you can turn the tailpiece adapter around.
– If the problem persists, please contact customer support.
First, make sure that you have enabled the auto-unlock option in the Aegis app settings and ensure the app has the correct home address.
In order for Auto-unlock to work properly, there are a few phone settings you would need to configure. The required settings are listed under the “What is Auto-unlock” link at the bottom of the Auto-unlock setting page. Here is a brief overview:
Android: Turn on Bluetooth & WiFi; Set Bosma app’s location permission to “All the time;” Disable battery optimization for Bosma; Do not force-quit Bosma or turn off your phone while you’re away from home.
iOS: Turn on Bluetooth & WiFi; Grant Bosma app location permission; Do not force-quit Bosma or turn off your phone while you’re away from home.
Additionally, Auto-unlock becomes active only when you have traveled far enough (about 600ft/200m) away from home. When you have left your home area, you will receive a notification to your device: “You have left home,” indicating that Auto-unlock is now active. When you return home, Auto-unlock will unlock the Aegis smart deadbolt and become inactive until you leave your home area again.
If the problem persists, please contact customer support.
There are a few reasons why smart deadbolt calibration may fail. Ensure that:
- At each step during the calibration process, please make sure that both the door and the lock are stationary before pressing the “Next” button to continue.
- The rotation between locked and unlocked positions must be greater than 60° at least, and no more than 120° (usually a full 90° from unlocked to locked position). Please make sure that you fully turn Aegis to a locked/unlocked position during calibration.
- When asked to open the door during calibration, please make sure that the door is wide open (at least 45°)
- Please also make sure that Aegis is installed in an upright position (i.e. the front cover is perpendicular to the floor, and it is not installed upside down)
If the problem persists, please contact customer support.
"How" & "What"
The Auto-Unlock feature requires the Bosma App to occasionally run tasks on the background. However, latest Android phones have a “Battery Optimization” feature which terminates inactive background apps to save battery. In order to make sure that the Auto-Unlock feature works correctly, please follow the steps below to manually turn off Battery Optimization for the Bosma App.
Note: This list does not cover all custom Android systems and may be outdated due to Android system updates. We will periodically update this list to reflect the latest changes. If your Android phone model is not listed here or the instruction for your phone is outdated, please search online for instructions on how to turn off Battery Optimization for your specific phone model.
Native Android 9.0 and above
Go to Phone Settings > Apps & notifications > Tap “See all XX apps” and find “Bosma” > Advanced > Battery > Battery optimization > Select “All apps” from the “Not optimized” dropdown list and find “Bosma” > Don’t optimize
Go to Phone Settings > Apps > Find “Bosma” > Battery > Optimize Battery Usage > Select “All” from the “Apps not optimized” dropdown list > find “Bosma” and turn off
Huawei Phones with EMUI 9.X/Magic UI 2.X
Go to Phone Settings > Apps > Apps > Tap the 3-dot menu at the top right corner > Special access > Battery optimization > Select “All apps” from the “Not allowed” dropdown list > Find “Bosma” and set to “Don’t allow”
Go to Phone Settings > Apps > App launch > Set Bosma to “Manage manually” > Turn on all options
Huawei Phones with EMUI 8.X
Go to Phone Settings > Apps > Advanced > Ignore battery optimization > Select “All apps” from the “Allowed” dropdown list > Find “Bosma” and set to “Allow”
Go to Phone Settings > Battery > App launch > Set Bosma to “Manage manually” > Turn on all options
Xiaomi Phones with MIUI 11
Go to Phone Settings > Applications > Manage applications > Find “Bosma” > Battery saver > Select “No restrictions”
Xiaomi Phones with MIUI 10
Go to Phone Settings > Battery & performance > Choose apps > find “Bosma” > Battery saver > Select “No restrictions”
Go to Phone Settings > Battery > Battery optimization > Find “Bosma” > Select “Don’t optimize”
If you purchased the Aegis door lock single unit, its package comes with a WiFi bridge/connector to connect it to the internet. However, if you purchased a Sentry Video Doorbell + Aegis Smart Door Lock bundle, Aegis can use Sentry as a bridge/connector for internet connection. Simply go to Aegis settings –> Manage Fingerprints to pair your Aegis smart deadbolt with your Sentry video doorbell.pair your Aegis with your Sentry.
Your Aegis smart deadbolt can use the Sentry video doorbell as a gateway to connect to the internet (if you purchased just the Aegis door lock, there should be a separate gateway device that serves the same purpose).
First, ensure that your Sentry doorbell has the fingerprint reader module. The module is included if you purchased the Aegis Smart Door Lock + Sentry Video Doorbell bundle.
Install and set up both your Aegis and Sentry. Then, go to Sentry home page –> Fingerprints, and add your Aegis smart deadbolt under “Paired Devices.” Don’t forget to enable “Unlock” under “Fingerprint Actions” so that fingerprint scans can unlock the smart deadbolt. You can then add new fingerprints under “Normal Fingerprints.”
To properly install and set up the Aegis Smart Door Lock, please refer to the User Manual.
First, ensure that your Aegis smart deadbolt is powered on. Lift up the front cover of Aegis, and you should see a RESET button above the Main Button at the center. Long-press the RESET button until you see a white light flash once. Wait 30 seconds for the smart lock to power up again, and then you can set up the Aegis in the Bosma home security app again.