Ok. Want to do a quick write up to help others if i can. The WAF is one of the biggest challenges for me in my smart home obsession. The only smart lock i have been able to get her to accept is the new smaller august WiFi lock, with its BLE auto-unlock that actually works pretty darn well. I have 3 of them in my new home. These locks seem to have weaker wifi radios in them, the batteries only last a month for me, and had to crank my 2g wifi up more than i would like to in order to keep them on network. More on that later.
My trouble has been getting the darned things integrated. I knew i would be have to deal with a cloud integration, these only have wifi and ble radios. My initial thought is that is better than dumb lock, And my biggest use-case is auto-locking a few minutes after "away" mode and for "sleep", which really isn't too sensitive to delays in seconds.
I looked at IFTTT, you can't do lock actions there. I even played with a HE-Google-August integration, they sort of worked. But was very flakey.
Thinking i was at a dead-end, i bought 2 of the 3rd gen august locks. (zwave plus august connect wifi bridge). I figured i can use them in man doors in the garage worst case if i ever get august wifi locks working.
Those zwave locks work perfectly on both my C5 hub and my new C7 hub i just migrated to. Native HE driver, works great.
But then, i found the app written by Mr Taylor linked below. It said Alpha, but i figured it was worth trying. It works great!!!! Honestly, it hasn't hiccupped yet. My wifi locks are all now devices in HE and work great.
One change i made on a hunch. My 2 zwave locks dont really need the connect bridge. I actually took the bridge, and connected it to the wifi locks. (it now talks ble to the connect bridge, and then the bridge is on my wifi network). So far the connection is better, and my batteries are lasting 3 times as long.
it becomes a very expensive solution. But if you WAF needs land you on the august WIFI lock. I think your best option is the lock, plus a connect, plus this community app.