Connect Blink to Alexa: Camera Setup Guide

Last updated on April 13th, 2024

To make your home a truly smart home, you must integrate your smart devices with home assistants. It not only gives you better control over your devices but also lets you have a secure, hands-free experience. If you have recently bought a Blink camera, you should connect it to your Alexa account. But you don’t know how to connect Blink to Alexa? Well, here’s how.

You should first set up your camera and Alexa account and then link the camera to Alexa. You can do it via both apps. This involves finding your device and entering your Blink login credentials to verify the setup. You can also set up a voice code with voice instructions to disarm your camera system.

Did this sound a little confusing? Don’t worry; we are going to explain this in depth.

The setup procedure is the same for all cameras. But to do that, you’ll first need to have your camera set up and connected to the Blink app. Here’s how you can do it. Also, the voice assistant device should be set up and connected to the Alexa app.

As mentioned earlier, the setup can be done from both apps. There are different procedures for each. Let’s first see how to connect it via the Blink app.

Here’s how to connect Blink to Alexa Echo Show 5:

Step 1: In the app, click on ‘Settings’ in the bottom right corner of the home screen. Click on ‘Account and Privacy’ from the displayed menu.

Step 2: On the next page, you’ll see a section on ‘Linked Accounts.’ From there, select ‘Link to Alexa.’

Step 3: You’ll be directed to a new page where you have to select ‘Open Alexa App.’

Step 4: You’ll see a page about SmartHome, where you must click the blue ‘Enable to use’ button.

Enabling the Blink smart-home account
Enabling the Blink smart-home account

Step 5: You will be directed to a new page where you have to enter your login credentials. Correctly enter the email and password associated with your account. Tap on ‘Continue’ when done.

Step 6: Amazon needs to verify the login, so you’ll receive a 6-digit code by SMS on the phone number added to the account. Enter that code and click on ‘Verify.’

If you don’t receive the code in step 6 within 2 mins, click ‘Resend Code.’

Step 7: You should now see a success screen. Click on ‘Continue’ to move ahead.

Step 8: Alexa will now scan your devices and present you with a list of all the associated devices.

Linking the smart-home account to the Alexa app
Linking the smart-home account to the Alexa app

Step 9: You can choose any one and click on ‘Set Up Device’ to continue the setup.

Step 10: Now’s your chance to create a code to disarm. But if you want to do that later, you can skip it and move ahead.

Step 11: You’ll then see on the success screen that the setup process for that device is complete. If you have more than one device connected, you’ll have to set all of them one by one.

Step 12: When all of your devices are set up, you’ll see a screen that says, ‘All your devices are set up.’ Just click on ‘Done.’

And that’s how you do it!

If you are wondering how to connect the Blink doorbell to Alexa, then you must follow this same process.

Adding a new device to the app
Adding a new device to the app

Via Alexa app

Now, if you are wondering how to connect Blink to Alexa through the Alexa app, here’s how you do it.

Step 1: In the app, click on ‘Devices’ and then click on the ‘+’ button in the top-right corner of the screen.

Step 2: On doing that, you’ll see a few options. But you have to click on ‘Add device.’

Step 3: Now, you’ll see a list of different devices. From there, you have to select ‘Camera.’

Step 4: The app asks what brand your camera is, and you can choose from the options given below. Click on ‘Blink.’

Step 5: The next screen will prompt you to download the Blink app and set up your camera. But since you have already done that, just click on ‘Continue.’

Step 6: You’ll be directed to a SmartHome page where you have to just click on ‘Enable to use.’

The rest of the procedure is the same as above, starting from step 6 of the previous process.

Steps to connect blink camera to Alexa via Alexa app
Steps to connect Blink to Alexa via the Alexa app

Follow this accurately, and you should have no trouble connecting your camera to the home assistant.

Supported Alexa features

Many people who connect their security systems to home assistants use it to arm and disarm the camera or to view the live feed. What they don’t know is that there’s a lot more you can do. For instance, you can view feeds from all your cameras on a single screen simply by saying, “Alexa, show me my cameras.”

Doorbell Press Notifications

If someone presses your doorbell, the voice assistant announces out loud, “Someone is at your front door.” You’ll need to enable this setting from the app.

Motion announcements

You receive a notification on your Blink app every time motion is detected. But what if you didn’t check your notifications? To not miss out on anything, you can ask the home assistant to notify you each time. So if something moves in your backyard, the voice assistant will say out loud, “Motion detected at your backyard camera.”

Smart lighting

Suppose you want to see if you have put the vacuum cleaner back in its place in the garage from your cam. But the lights are turned off. If you have an LED accessory attachment to your indoor camera, you can just say, “Alexa, turn on my garage flood light.” And you got it!

Low battery notifications

You can even set a low battery alert on your home assistant so that it can say, “It’s time to replace the batteries for your living room camera.” You can then replace the batteries before they run out.

Routines

We have seen many users not even knowing they can do this. You can set routines just like with any other smart device. You can ask the home assistant to arm your cameras when you leave the house by saying, “Alexa, I’m leaving.” Or when motion is detected at the front door at nighttime, you can set the porch smart lights to turn on. Isn’t that interesting?

Final Thoughts

By connecting Blink smart cameras to Alexa, you make them even smarter. You can control them with just voice prompts and even view the saved recordings. The procedure to connect Blink to Alexa is itself simple enough. Using either of the apps you’ll achieve the same results.

FAQs

Does Blink camera work with Echo Dot?

Yes, Blink camera works with devices like Echo Dot.

Can I use Alexa to arm my Blink camera?

Yes, you can use it to arm your Blink camera. All you have to do is give the voice prompt like ‘Alexa, arm the Blink outdoor camera.’

Can you connect Blink to Alexa officially?

Yes, you can connect Blink to Alexa officially using both apps. The procedures for both are explained in this article.

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Siddhi Gurav

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