SkyBell HD Now Works with Amazon Echo & Alexa!

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At SkyBell, we’re always looking for new ways to make your lives easier and your homes safer, and part of that is forming meaningful partnerships with companies we all love. Many of you have asked us to create a way to facilitate handsfree control of your devices, and today, we’re excited to share that SkyBell HD now works with Amazon Echo and Alexa!

How does it work?

If you have a SkyBell HD and an Amazon Echo, you can get started by opening the Alexa app on your phone. From there, go to Skills, search on SkyBell and select it. You will then need to authenticate with your SkyBell login credentials.  Voila!, you now have hands-free access to your SkyBell.

What can I do with Alexa + SkyBell HD?

With the Amazon Echo / SkyBell partnership, you can now ask Alexa to control your SkyBell HD. This adds an additional level of convenience to SkyBell HD by offering handsfree control of your front door. Here’s what you can do with voice commands:

  1. Record live video of your front door (which is saved to your account so you can view it later, for free)
  2. Take a picture of your doorstep
  3. Turn the indoor chime OFF (quiet mode) – so a visitor does not wake up your baby when they press the SkyBell HD button
  4. Turn the indoor chime ON

SkyBell HD Connect API Platform

SkyBell HD is able to connect and work with the Amazon Echo thanks to our robust API program: SkyBell Connect.

With always-on Wi-Fi, SkyBell HD is the only current smart video doorbell that can receive commands from you or a smart home device – giving you more convenience, control, and security over your home.

Amazon Echo joins other valued SkyBell partners including Nest, IFTTT, with more exciting partners coming later this year.

Andrew Thomas

Andrew Thomas (@apthomas) is a co-founder of SkyBell – a smart home security company that is making homes and neighborhoods safer – starting with the front door. The SkyBell Video Doorbell allows homeowners to see, hear and speak to the visitor at their door from a smartphone. Learn more: www.skybell.com

SkyBell has raised millions in funding, was named as a 2014 CES Innovations Award Nominee and is sold via Amazon, Best Buy and Home Depot. Andrew is responsible for SkyBell’s strategy, partnerships and business development – leading SkyBell’s integration plans with Honeywell, Nest, Alarm.com, Amazon Echo, Apple, Comcast and IFTTT.

Before SkyBell, Andrew directed web and mobile development projects for clients after beginning his career as a member of Google’s search engine team and later providing SEO services. A sense of adventure led him to Shanghai, China where he managed web development projects for a large Chinese video game company. Andrew graduated from USC with a BBA in Finance.

Andrew shares his experience and expertise by writing and speaking. His articles have appeared on Forbes, Inc.com, Entrepreneur.com and Huffington Post – covering topics including startups, the Internet of Things, crowdfunding and personal growth. Andrew has been interviewed on national TV, print and industry podcasts. He is regarded as a top IoT expert and one of the rising stars in the smart home space.