Arming and Disarming Your Blink System with Alexa

Refer to this article for steps on how to arm and disarm your Blink system with voice commands for Alexa-enabled devices compatible with Blink SmartHome skill.

How to arm and disarm your doorbells or cameras with Alexa

Before you begin, ensure that you have:

Arm and Disarm with Alexa

To arm your Blink system, say: "Alexa, arm [system name]."

To disarm your Blink system, say: "Alexa, disarm [system name]."

 Alexa Voice Code is required to disarm your system.

Arm with Alexa Routines

Note: You cannot disarm your system with Alexa Routines.

Alexa Routines offer a convenient way to arm your Blink system. To set up a routine:

  1. Open the Alexa app.
  2. Tap More in the bottom right corner.
  3. Tap Routines.
  4. Tap the plus sign in the top right corner to create a New Routine.
  5. If desired, tap Rename to override the default name and enter a New Routine name of choice (for example, "Arm Blink system") and tap, Next
  6. Tap WHEN to add an event.
  7. Tap Voice, and enter the phrase you’d like to use (for example, "I'm leaving") and tap, Next
  8. Under ALEXA WILL, tap add an action.
  9. Tap Smart Home.
  10. Tap All Devicesand identify the name of your system.
  11. Tap on your system name, (for example, Blink outdoor system).
  12. Under Security Panel, tap Arm Away and tap, Next
  13. Tap Save.

Once you complete all the steps, we encourage you to test the routine by tapping the play button icon next to the routine name, or by using the Alexa phrase that you created for the routine (for example, "I'm leaving"). 

Arming your system will be registered as an event in the History screen in your Blink and Alexa apps.

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