Home Monitoring

What features are enabled by home monitoring?

  • With home monitoring enabled on your device, you can use the camera of your Echo Show as a smart home camera.
  • Securely view the camera feed remotely from the Alexa app or other connected devices linked to your Amazon account.
  • With Echo Show 10 (3rd gen), you can set up routines that trigger when people are detected (set up steps are below).

How do I use live view?

Once enabled, you can view the live camera feed remotely from:
  • The Alexa app:
    • Open Devices.
    • Select Cameras.
    • Select your Echo Show.
  • Other Echo Show devices:
    • Just say, "Alexa, show me [device name].
    • Or, from the device:
      • Swipe from the right edge.
      • Select Smart Home Dashboard.
      • Select Cameras.
      • Tap on your device name.
  • Fire TV devices with Alexa support:
    • Just say, "Alexa, show me [device name].

When viewing the live camera feed, pinch the screen to zoom in or out. With Echo Show 10 (3rd gen), swipe left or right to physically rotate the device remotely and see different parts of the room.

For additional privacy, use the Camera settings on your Echo Show to have a chime play from the device every time the camera feed is accessed and separately enable a video delay to blur out the first few seconds of video feed.

Use Routines with home monitoring on your Echo Show 10 (3rd gen)

With Home Monitoring enabled on your Echo Show 10 (3rd gen), you can configure Routines that trigger when a person is detected. For example, you can have Alexa turn on smart devices whenever a person walks into a room.

To do this:
  • Open the Alexa app.
  • Select Routines.
  • While setting up a Routine, for "When this happens", choose Smart Home and select your Echo Show 10 (3rd gen) from the list.
  • Choose your routines action to complete the setup.
Tip: You can set days and times that you want your routine to trigger or how often you want your routine to trigger after the first one (example: When someone is detected, don't trigger again for 3 hours).
Note: The computer vision that powers person detection happens locally on device. Images or video are not sent to the cloud to provide this feature.

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