Updated: March 11, 2021
One of our favorite smart home purchases has been a Ring doorbell.
It makes my wife feel safer to to see who’s at the door before approaching it and it helped us recover over $500 in an insurance claim for a stolen package.
And so we wanted to create this guide to Alexa commands for Ring doorbells and cameras (including a printable cheat sheet) to show others just how convenient it is to use these impressive security products.
Let’s dive in.
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Using Alexa With Ring Doorbells & Cameras
Ring has a fantastic origin story.
The company was started by serial entrepreneur Jamie Siminoff in 2012.
It struggled early on, failing to get a Shark Tank deal in 2013 when the company was near bankruptcy.
However, Jamie’s conviction about the popularity and security benefits of his video doorbell was spot-on, and in five short years, he sold Ring to Amazon for $1 billion!
Ring Doorbells & Cameras Are Alexa-Compatible
As an Amazon-owned company, it’s no surprise that all generations and models of Ring doorbells and cameras are Alexa-compatible.
This includes the recently-released Ring Video Doorbell 3 and Ring Video Doorbell Pro as well as the new budget indoor cameras that Ring has released.
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Alexa Commands For Ring
Below you’ll find the full list of Alexa commands for Ring doorbells and cameras, organized into four categories:
- Answering The Door
- Viewing Live Activity
- Stopping Live Activity
- Viewing Recorded Activity
Answering The Door
- Alexa, answer the [front door]
- Alexa, talk to the [backyard]
Viewing Live Activity
- Alexa, show [front door]
- Alexa, hide [backyard]
Stopping Live Activity
- Alexa, hide the [front door]
- Alexa, go home
- Alexa, stop
Viewing Recorded Activity
- Alexa, show me the latest activity from [front door]
- Alexa, show the most recent event from [backyard]
- Alexa, pause
- Alexa, play
- Alexa, fast-forward
- Alexa, fast-forward [# of seconds / mins]
- Alexa, rewind
- Alexa, rewind [# of seconds / mins]
Given our increased online shopping post-COVID and the unfortunate threat of package theft, video doorbells provide daily comfort that our possessions are safe.
(Not to mention that simply having a video doorbell can be a great deterrent to those looking to harm you or your possessions…).