How to Connect Blink Camera to Alexa [Two Easy Methods]

Ensuring that you and your loved ones are always safe and secure at home is the top priority for everyone out there. The devices that let you ensure such safety and protection are security cameras.

While there are many security camera brands out there, Blink is known to be one of the most popular ones out there and one of its reason is the brand has been purchased by Amazon. Given that it’s now under Amazon, these devices are tuned in a way to work well with Amazon’s smart assistant, Alexa.

Because Alexa can control it, it becomes clear why people want to have Blink security cameras. So, in this guide, we will show you how to connect your Blink camera to Alexa and what voice commands you can use to control your Blink security cameras.

When you have Blink Security cameras connected to your 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 your camera feed as well as give it various commands to control the camera. So, let’s first take a look at the things that you need to connect the Blink security 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

Set Up The Alexa App

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

  • First off, launch the Alexa app on your smartphone.
  • Now, sign in with the same account that you have used to set up and control all your other Alexa-enabled smart devices.

If you want to connect your Blink camera to Alexa, I assume you already got the Blink camera and module installed and also completed the sign up process 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 are signed in to Alexa and Blink app, it’s time to set up the connection between your Blink security camera and your Alexa-enabled smart devices. You can link both devices in two different methods. You can initiate the pairing process either using the Blink App or initiate the process directly from the Amazon Alexa app. But in both cases you need to have Blink app as well as Alexa app.

If you want to initiate the process using the Blink Home Monitor app, you can follow this method. Here are the steps that you need to follow while using the Blink app to link it with the Alexa smart voice assistant.

  1. First off, launch the Blink Home Monitor app on your smartphone and tap on the Settings gear icon.
  2. With the Settings menu on the screen, navigate and select the Account and Privacy option.
    How to Connect Blink Camera to Alexa
  3. There will be an option on the screen that says Link to Alexa. Tap on it.
    How to Connect Blink Camera to Alexa
  4. This action will now ask launch the Alexa app on your smartphone, click on Open.
    How to Connect Blink Camera to Alexa
  5. You should see the Blink Smart Home screen display on the Alexa app. Choose Enable To Use.
    How to Connect Blink Camera to Alexa
  6. Here you will have to enter your Blink account details in order to link your Blink account with Alexa.
    How to Connect Blink Camera to Alexa
  7. The app will also ask you to enter a verification code. The code will be sent to your phone via SMS.

Once the code has been entered and verified,  the Alexa app will begin to discover or find your Blink security camera.

  • Once the cameras have been detected, the app will request that you set up a 4-digit voice code in case of some devices.
  • This voice code when enabled lets you arm or disarm the security cameras by just giving voice commands to Alexa.
How to Connect Blink Camera to Alexa

You can also start the pairing process directly from the Amazon Alexa app. Yes you still need to have the Blink Home Monitor app set up on your Phone. And if you have both apps completely set up, here’s the process to link Blink camera to Alexa device.

  1. Open the Amazon Alexa app on your Smartphone. Tap the Devices option from the bottom menu.
    How to Connect Blink Camera to Alexa
  2. Now tap the + icon followed by Add Device.
    How to Connect Blink Camera to Alexa
  3. Scroll down and choose Camera. In the next screen select Blink.
    How to Connect Blink Camera to Alexa
  4. It will ask you to setup Blink camera, but since you have already done that, tap the Continue button.
  5. Next it will open the Blink SmartHome skill. Tap, Enable To Use.
  6. It will ask you to sign in with your Blink account that you used to setup Blink Home Monitor app.
  7. Now tap on the Discover Devices, and it will search for Cameras linked to Blink app.
    How to Connect Blink Camera to Alexa
  8. Once it find your Blink camera, you can set up following the on screen instructions. Now your Blink camera is linked to your Alexa devices.
How to Connect Blink Camera to Alexa

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And this is how you can easily connect your Blink camera to Alexa and be able to control your cameras by just giving out voice commands.

Now that you have linked your Blink cameras to your Amazon Alexa voice assistant, you can easily issue various commands to your cameras by using any of the Alexa-powered smart speakers. You can even get a live feed of the camera on your Amazon Fire TV. Here is a list of voice commands that you can issue to your Blink Camera

  • 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, your Alexa smart assistant can also give you audible alerts as and when the cameras detect something. Here is a list of a few audible alerts that you can receive from your Blink cameras via Alexa.

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

Closing Thoughts

The guide on how to easily link your Blink security cameras to your Alexa voice assistant comes to end. By setting both devices up together, you can easily control the camera and even view the live feed from it with the help of Alexa using any Alexa-powered smart device. If you have questions or queries, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

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