Read this post to learn how to open your door/gate using just your voice on your Alexa device.

 

Features

  • Say ‘Hey Alexa, open my front door/gate’ to remotely open your ButterflyMX Smart Intercom.

 

Prerequisites

  • A ButterflyMX account is required
  • Must own an Alexa-enabled device
  • The latest ButterflyMX app version – 1.76 or later.

How to connect Alexa

 

Step 1:

Open the Alexa app on your smartphone. If you don’t already have it you can download it on the App Store or on Google Play

 

Step 2:

Go to ‘skills’ from the menu.

 

Step 3:

Search for ButterflyMX.

 

Step 4:

Select the ButterflyMX ‘skill”

 

Step 5:

Hit ‘enable’

 

Step 6:

Input your username and password.

 

Step 7:

Wait for a message confirming ButterflyMX has been successfully linked.

 

Step 8:

Close out the window and then hit ‘discover devices’.

 

Step 9:

Wait while Alexa searches for devices to connect to.

 

Step 10:

Look for your device on the list of devices found.

 

Step 11:

Select a lock, hit settings (top right).

 

Step 12:

Enable both ‘Unlock by app’ and ‘Unlock by voice’.

 

Step 13:

Click ‘Ok’ for ‘Enable Unlock by App’.

 

Step 14:

Click ‘Ok’ for ‘Enable unlock by voice’.

 

Step 15:

Create a pin code for 2nd step of Unlock.

 

Step 16:

Settings screen will reappear after creating pin.

 

Step 17:

This is now what your lock screen looks like, you can tap it to unlock. You are now able to use Alexa voice enabled devices by saying ‘Alexa, Unlock front door intercom’. You will then be prompted for the pin code set up in step 15.

 

Step 18:

You will see this once the door has been successfully unlocked.

 

Meredith Murray

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Meredith Murray

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