How to Add a Vivitar Security Camera to Alexa

1 Introduction

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2 Add Vivitar Home Cameras Skill

  1. Open the Alexa app on your mobile device.
    Amazon Alexa
  2. Tap the Menu icon and then select Skills & Games.
    Skills & Games
  3. Search for Vivitar Home Cameras.
    Vivitar Home Cameras Search Result
  4. Tap Enable To Use.
    Enable To Use
  5. Enter your Vivitar account credentials and tap Login.

3 Add Vivitar Security Camera

Now we are going to add your Vivitar security camera to Alexa. Once you have added your security camera to Alexa, you will be able to change detection settings using your Voice. There are three ways to add your security camera to Alexa:

Using Voice Commands

  1. Activate Alexa (usually, you can say "Hey Alexa").
  2. Say "Discover My Devices".
  3. Alexa will search for your Vivitar security camera.

Using The Smartphone App

  1. Open the Alexa app on your mobile device.
    Alexa
  2. Select Devices.
    Smart Home Devices
  3. Select Add.
    Add Device
  4. Select Add Device.
  5. Select Camera.
    Camera
  6. Select Other.
  7. Tap Discover Devices.
    Discover Devices
  8. Your Vivitar security camera will now be added to Alexa.

Using Your Computer

This option only works if you already have an Alexa speaker setup with your Amazon account.
  1. Open your preferred web browser.
    Main Desktop Browsers.
  2. In the address bar, type https://alexa.amazon.com, and press enter or return.
    Browser with address typed in and highlighted.
  3. Enter your Amazon account Email and Password, then select Sign In.
    Alexa sign in with Email Password and Sign In button highlighted.
  4. Select Smart Home.
    Smart Home
  5. Click Devices.
    Devices
  6. Click Discover.
    Discover
  7. Alexa will search for your devices.
    Discovery progress bar
  8. Your Vivitar security camera will now be added to Alexa.

Controlling Your Security Camera

Once your device is linked, you can now use your voice to perform the following tasks:

  • Turn camera detection on or off
  • Turn motion detection on or off
  • Turn sound detection on or off
  • Change the camera detection sensitivity

Here are some example phrases you can use to control your lights:

  • Hey Alexa, ask Home Camera to open camera detection
  • Hey Alexa, ask Home Camera to open camera motion detection
  • Hey Alexa, ask Home Camera to close the camera sound detection
  • Hey Alexa, ask Home Camera to set camera detection sensitivity to medium

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  1. Open the Alexa app on your mobile device.
    Amazon Alexa
  2. Tap the Menu icon and then select Skills & Games.
    Skills & Games
  3. Search for Vivitar Home Cameras.
    Vivitar Home Cameras Search Result
  4. Tap Enable To Use.
    Enable To Use
  5. Enter your Vivitar account credentials and tap Login.

Now we are going to add your Vivitar security camera to Alexa. Once you have added your security camera to Alexa, you will be able to change detection settings using your Voice. There are three ways to add your security camera to Alexa:

Using Voice Commands

  1. Activate Alexa (usually, you can say "Hey Alexa").
  2. Say "Discover My Devices".
  3. Alexa will search for your Vivitar security camera.

Using The Smartphone App

  1. Open the Alexa app on your mobile device.
    Alexa
  2. Select Devices.
    Smart Home Devices
  3. Select Add.
    Add Device
  4. Select Add Device.
  5. Select Camera.
    Camera
  6. Select Other.
  7. Tap Discover Devices.
    Discover Devices
  8. Your Vivitar security camera will now be added to Alexa.

Using Your Computer

This option only works if you already have an Alexa speaker setup with your Amazon account.
  1. Open your preferred web browser.
    Main Desktop Browsers.
  2. In the address bar, type https://alexa.amazon.com, and press enter or return.
    Browser with address typed in and highlighted.
  3. Enter your Amazon account Email and Password, then select Sign In.
    Alexa sign in with Email Password and Sign In button highlighted.
  4. Select Smart Home.
    Smart Home
  5. Click Devices.
    Devices
  6. Click Discover.
    Discover
  7. Alexa will search for your devices.
    Discovery progress bar
  8. Your Vivitar security camera will now be added to Alexa.

Controlling Your Security Camera

Once your device is linked, you can now use your voice to perform the following tasks:

  • Turn camera detection on or off
  • Turn motion detection on or off
  • Turn sound detection on or off
  • Change the camera detection sensitivity

Here are some example phrases you can use to control your lights:

  • Hey Alexa, ask Home Camera to open camera detection
  • Hey Alexa, ask Home Camera to open camera motion detection
  • Hey Alexa, ask Home Camera to close the camera sound detection
  • Hey Alexa, ask Home Camera to set camera detection sensitivity to medium
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