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2 Easy Methods To Connect Blink Camera to Alexa

Connect Blink Camera to Alexa

When it comes to the safety and security of your loved ones, everyone is looking for the best devices available. Security cameras are one of these devices that can help you ensure such safety and protection.

While there are many security camera brands out there, Blink is known to be one of the most popular ones. One of its reasons is that it was purchased by Amazon. Amazon has tuned its devices in a way to work well with its smart assistant, Alexa.

Blink can be controlled by Alexa, so it’s clear why people want to use Blink Security Cameras. In this guide, we’ll show you how to connect your Blink security camera to Alexa and what voice commands you can use to control Blink cameras.

Once you have Blink security cameras connected to Alexa, you can easily use any of the Amazon-powered smart devices such as your Fire TV, the Alexa app as well as the voice assistant to monitor the camera feed as well as give it various commands. First, let’s take a look at what you need to connect Blink cameras with Alexa.

Pre-requisites

  • Alexa App on Android or iOS
  • Blink Home Monitor App on Android or iOS
  • Both devices should be connected to same WiFi network

Setup The Alexa App

Now, let’s take a look at what you need to do in the Alexa app.

First, open up the Alexa app on your smartphone.

To set up your Alexa-enabled smart devices, you need to sign in with the same account that controls all of your other Alexa-enabled smart devices.

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  1. First, open up the Alexa app on your smartphone.
  2. To set up your Alexa-enabled smart devices, you need to sign in with the same account that controls all of your other Alexa-enabled smart devices.

If you want to link your Blink camera with Alexa, I guess you already got the Blink camera and module installed and signed up in the Blink Home Monitor app. If not, open the Blink Home Monitor app and sign in with your Blink account. And make sure the camera is linked to your Blink account.

Now that you’re signed into Alexa and the Blink App, let’s set up the connection between your Blink security camera and your Alexa-enabled devices. We can link both in two different ways. You can initiate the pairing process either from the Blink app or directly from the Amazon Alexa app, but in both cases, you need to have the Blink App as well as the Alexa App.

Here’s how you can get started using the Blink Home Monitor app. Here are the steps you need to follow when setting up your Blink app with Alexa, Amazon’s smart voice assistant.

  • To get started, launch the Blink Home Monitor app and tap on the Settings gear icon.
  • With the Settings menu on the screen, navigate to and select Account & Privacy.

select Account & Privacy

  • On the screen, you’ll see a link that says Link to Alexa. Tap on it.

Link to Alexa

  • In order to complete this action, you’ll need to open the Alexa app on your smartphone and click Open.

 launch the Alexa app

  • You should see the Blink Smart Home screen on your Alexa app. Select Enable To Use (or, if already enabled, select Continue)

Select Enable To Use alexa

  • In order to set up your Blink account on Alexa, you will need to enter your Blink login details into the Alexa app.

Blink account with Alexa.

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  • The app will also ask you to enter a verification code that is sent via SMS.
  • Once you’ve entered and verified your code, the Alexa app will begin to discover or find your Blink security camera.

When you turn on the app for the first time, you’ll be asked to set up a 4-digit voice code. This will make sure that only you can enable the camera once it has been detected.

Enabling this voice code lets you arm or disarm your security cameras with a voice command to Alexa.

disarm the security

You can also start pairing your Blink camera with Amazon Alexa from the Amazon Alexa app. Make sure that you have already set up the Blink Home Monitor app on your phone and completed the pairing process.

To set up Amazon Alexa on your Smartphone, open the Amazon Alexa app and tap Devices from the bottom menu.

Devices option

  • Now tap the + icon and then Add Device.
  • To activate the blink function, scroll down until you see Camera and then select Blink.
  • You will be asked to set up your Blink camera. If you have already done this, tap Continue.
  • Next, it’ll open the Blink SmartHome skill. Tap Enable (to use) when prompted.
  • It will prompt you to sign in with the Blink account that was created during setup of the Blink Home Monitor app.
  • Now tap on Discover Devices and the app will search for cameras linked to it.
  • Once you have installed the Blink app and connected your camera to Alexa, follow the on-screen instructions.

Here’s how you can easily connect your Blink camera to Alexa, so that you can control it with voice commands.

You can now easily control your Blink Camera with any of the Alexa-powered smart speakers, and you can even get a live feed on your Amazon Fire TV. The following are commands that you can issue to your Blink Camera by using your Alexa-powered smart speaker:

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  • Alexa, show me the lawn
  • Alexa, show me my camera. This displays the live view of all your cameras.
  • Alexa, arm garage
  • Alexa, I’m Leaving. (You can set up a routine where all the cameras begin recording as soon as you leave your place.)
  • Alexa, turn on the floodlights
  • Alexa, show my Smart Home Dashboard.

Additionally, the Blink Smart Security Camera features an Amazon Alexa Skill and can let you know if it detects and takes a picture of an intruder. Here is a list of a few alerts that you can receive from your Blink security cameras via the Amazon Alexa device.

  • It’s time to replace the batteries for your camera
  • Motion detected at your front porch camera.
  • Someone is at your backdoor

Closing Thoughts

Our step-by-step guide on how to easily link your Alexa voice assistant and Blink security cameras together comes to an end. By setting both your Alexa and Blink security cameras all you have to do is connect them over Bluetooth and you are free to ask the Alexa assistant questions about the camera’s live feed or even tell it to perform certain tasks like turning on the lights at home. If you have any queries regarding this guide and the process of connecting your devices, feel free to leave a comment in the section below.

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