Alexa Routines

Routines are a simple way to perform one or more actions by either voice, time of day, or an event (i.e., doorbell press or motion detection).

Create a Routine

For information on how to create a routine in the Alexa app, visit Amazon's Alexa Routines documentation.

When you enable the Blink SmartHome Alexa skill, you can use several Blink-specific triggers and actions in Alexa routines.

Triggers

Motion detection: Trigger a routine when motion is detected from one of your cameras.
Doorbell press: Trigger a routine when someone presses your Blink Video Doorbell.

Actions

Light on/off: Turn your floodlight on or off in a routine.
Arm system: Arm your Blink system(s) in a routine.

Note: You cannot disarm your Blink system from a routine.

Example Routines

You can create your own routines from scratch, only limited by your own imagination. Here are three examples of routines to get you thinking about how you would like to use routines.

Turn on front porch smart light when doorbell is pressed

Trigger: Doorbell press.

Action: Front porch smart light is turned on.

Turn on living room light when motion is detected by the outdoor camera

Trigger: Motion is detected by the outdoor camera between 7pm and 5am.

Action: Living room smart light is turned on.

Turn off living room smart lights when no motion is detected on outdoor camera for 30 minutes

Trigger: Motion not detected for 30 minutes on outdoor camera.

Action: Living room smart light is turned off.

Arm Blink systems when leaving home.

Trigger: You say, "Alexa, I'm leaving."

Action: Alexa arms your Blink systems and shuts off your smart lights.

What Else Can Alexa Do?

You can ask Alexa to announce doorbell presses, show you a live view, arm or disarm your system, and much more.

Explore other Blink SmartHome Alexa skill features.

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