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