How to connect Swann to Alexa

The question "Does Alexa work with Swann?" is very popular among Swann device users so I decided to write an article about this topic.

The quick answer to this question is, yes, Alexa works with Swann devices and you can use voice commands to display the video stream from the cameras to devices such as Echo Spot, Echo Show, and Fire TV stick.

The requirements

Make sure you meet the following requirement:

  1. The Swann app security is installed
  2. You have a Swann security account
  3. The Swann device is paired with your account
  4. You have the Amazon Alexa app and an account
  5. You have an Echo Spot, Echo Show or Fire TV

As long as you have all these requirements, you can move to the next step and install the Alexa skill that allows the communication to the Swann system.

Install the Alexa Skill

To use Alexa with your Swann device is recommended to name the cameras in a way that is simple to understand and pronounce.

Avoid using special characters and long names.

Here are some good examples of camera names

  • Front door
  • Back door
  • Kitchen
  • Front gate

For the installation, open the Alexa app and follow the steps.

  1. Select the menu icon
  2. Click on "Skills and Games"
  3. Search for "Swann Security"
  4. Click on "Enable to use"
  5. Log in to your Swann account
  6. Click on "Discover devices"
  7. Check if Alexa found your device

See the pictures below that illustrate the process...

Open the Alexa App...

Alexa App icon

Click the "hamburger"menu.

Alexa Menu button

Click The Skill and Games button.

Alexa Skill and games

Search for the Alexa Skill....

Alexa Skill search

Enable it.

Alexa Swann Skill Enable-to-use

Log in to the account.

Alexa Swann Account Login

Click to allow Alexa to discover the device...

Alexa App Swann Discovering-Devices

Check what Alexa found by clicking  "Camera" button

Alexa Devices camera

And here you can see all you cameras.

Alexa Front Door Office Cam

This process is very simple and you should have everything working in less than 5 minutes and now Alexa is ready to display video from the Swann devices.

Use Alexa for voice commands

Now Alexa is connected to your Swann account and you can use voice commands to say things like "Alexa, show front door" and the device will show the camera video stream ( as long the devices have a display).

And that's it, you can enjoy your Swann cameras working with Alexa 😉

Conclusion

Swann devices are compatible with Alexa and the integration is very easy as long as you follow the instructions from this article.

I hope this article can help you, please share it with your friends.

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