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