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Amazon Echo Show Adds Security Camera Support

Amazon Echo Show-supported cameras include those made by Nest, Vivint, Arlo, IC Realtime, August and more.

Amazon has revealed its Echo Show will integrate with some of the biggest names in the smart home camera world.

Amazon revealed the Echo Show, an Echo device with a seven-inch touchscreen display, this past May.

Echo Show compatibility includes cameras from Nest, IC Realtime, Vivint, Netgear Arlo, August, Ring, Logitech and more.

Users can ask to see different locations around the home by saying commands such as, “Alexa, show me the backyard” to get access to their camera feed.

“Alexa makes a natural companion to Arlo, and vice-versa,” says Pat Collins, senior vice president of Arlo products at NETGEAR. “We’re excited that our customers will be able to call up their video recordings anytime, hands-free, to display on the Amazon Echo Show screen. It’s bringing us one step closer to the Jetsons-style home.”

Arlo devices that support the new Alexa skill are:

  • Arlo Wire-Free (Model VMC3030, VMS3x30)
  • Arlo Q (Model VMC3040)
  • Arlo Pro (Model VMC4030, VMS4x30)
  • Arlo Go (Model VML4030)
  • Arlo Baby (Model ABC1000)

Users with the August Doorbell Cam can ask, “Alexa, show me the front door,” to watch live video of visitors or motion outside.

More than 100 existing IC Realtime surveillance cameras now have the ability to stream live video to the Echo Show.

“The effort between IC Realtime and Amazon represents professionally-installed products integrating with Do-it-Yourself products. It’s also a prime example of today’s Smart Home graduating to an Internet of Things Smart Home,” says IC Realtime CEO Matt Sailor.

As smart home devices get more and more popular, security companies have come up with different ways to grab a slice of the IoT pie. ADT recently announced it will professionally install Amazon Echo devices.

Companies can integrate and install smart home products, but what will their next step be?

SSI will be updating this page as more details about the integration are released by each company.

 

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Steven A. Karantzoulidis is the Web Editor for Security Sales & Integration. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in Communication and has a background in Film, A/V and Social Media.

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