Alexa makes everything controllable very simple, with Alexa commands, you can easily adjust light, control devices, and more. The improvement on Alexa has made it earlier to even control your home security cameras. In this article, we will show you the steps on how to use Alexa commands with your home smart security cam.
The use of controlling your home security camera is applied to those with Echo Show or Echo Spot smart display. This is because of the visual component inherent so has to help build a link with a video camera. The Alexa Command is compatible with lots of security cameras. Here is the list of tested security camera that works with Amazon voice assistant:
- Arlo Go
- Amazon Cloud Cam
- Canary Flex
- Canary All-in-One
- Nest Cam Indoor
- Ring Stick Up Cam
- Wyze Cam Pan
- Logitech Circel
- Ezviz Mini Plus
- Arlo Q
Keep in mind, there are certain variations on how the Alexa command operates with each of the security cameras. However, there are various steps in setting up the Alexa command with your security camera. This includes the following
Get the Alexa App
After you must have purchased your security camera, the next thing you need to do is get the download. You need to install and configure your Alexa-compatible home security camera. Also, you need to have an Alexa-enables smart speaker.
Access the Alexa app by either creating an account or logging into your account. To download the Alexa app, you can visit the Google Play Store or iOS App Store.
Turn on Alexa Skill
After creating or logging into your Alexa app, you can select the option Skills & Game from the menu selection on your screen. Type the word “Arlo” in the search box and click Enable. Keep in mind, you can enter the name of the camera you have.
Then you’ll be prompt to provide your camera account credentials in other to link your camera account to the Alexa app. This is another step in setting up Alexa commands with your security camera.
Find New Alexa Devices
Once you have enabled the Arloc skill, select the option “Discover Device” on the screen of the app. Another option you can use is by asking your smart speaker to locate a new device with the command word “Alexa, discover devices.”
Alexa Commands for Security Cameras
This is the last option after you have enabled the Arlo Skill and also discover a new device. Now you have the ability to control your security camera with Alexa. There are so many things you can ask Alexa to do with your security camera. This includes:
- You can use Alexa to answer people at your front door from the Echo Show or Spot speaker.
- Also, you can use commend to see and talk to intruders in your backyard.
- Use the Alexa command to turn of live feed, and more.
All you need to do is set up your command which will make Alexa be able to understand you when you speak from the Echo Show or Echo Spot smart display.