Read this post to learn how to connect Alexa to your ButterflyMX Video Intercom.

Features

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

Prerequisites

 

How to connect Alexa

  1. Open the Alexa app on your smartphone
  2. Go to ‘skills’ from the menu
  3. Search for ButterflyMX
  4. Select the ButterflyMX ‘skill’
  5. Hit ‘Enable
  6. Input your ButterflyMX username and password
  7. Wait for a confirmation message
  8. Closeout the window and then hit ‘discover devices’
  9. Wait while Alexa searches for a device to connect to
  10. Look for your device on the list of devices found
  11. Select a lock
  12. Enable both ‘Unlock by app’ and ‘Unlock by voice’
  13. Click ‘Ok’ for ‘Enable Unlock by App’
  14. Click ‘Ok’ for ‘Enable unlock by voice’
  15. Create a PIN for 2nd step of unlock
  16. Settings screen will reappear after creating PIN
  17. Use the Alexa device by saying ‘Alexa, unlock the front door intercom’
  18. Look for a message confirming the door has been unlocked

 

Step 1: Open the Alexa app on your smartphone

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

Open the Alexa app to connect Alexa

 

Step 2: Go to ‘skills’

Go to ‘skills’ from the menu.

Go to skills section of the Alexa app to connect Alexa

 

Search for ButterflyMX.

Search for ButterflyMX to connect Alexa

 

Step 4: Select the ButterflyMX ‘skill’

Select the ButterflyMX ‘skill”

Select the ButterflyMX skill to connect Alexa

 

Step 5: Enable

Hit ‘enable’

Hit enable to connect Alexa

 

Step 6: Enter your ButterflyMX username and password

Input your ButterflyMX username and password. If you don’t have an account, here’s how to register.

Enter your username and password to connect Alexa

 

Step 7: Wait for confirmation message

Wait for a message confirming ButterflyMX has been successfully linked.

Wait for confirmation to connect Alexa

 

Step 8: Hit ‘discover devices’

Closeout the window and then hit ‘discover devices’.

Hit discover devices to connect Alexa

 

Step 9: Wait while Alexa searches for devices to connect to

Wait while Alexa searches for devices to connect to.

Wait for Alexa to connect

 

Step 10: Look for your device

Look for your device on the list of devices found.

Look for your device to connect to Alexa

 

Step 11: Select a lock

Select a lock, hit settings (top right).

Select a lock to connect Alexa

 

Step 12: Enable both ‘Unlock by app’ and ‘Unlock by voice’

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

Enable unlock by app and unlock by voice to connect Alexa

 

Step 13: Click ‘Ok’

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

Click ok to connect Alexa

 

Step 14: Click ‘Ok’

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

 

Step 15: Create a PIN

Create a pin code for 2nd step of Unlock.

Create a PIN to connect Alexa

 

Step 16: Settings screen will reappear

Settings screen will reappear after creating a pin.

Connect Alexa settings screen

 

Step 17: Use the skill

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.

Connect Alexa use the skill

 

Step 18: Look for confirmation

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

Connect Alexa door open confirmation

 

View other ways to open the door or gate with ButterflyMX, which includes Virtual Keys, Force Touch, Swipe-to-Open, and more.

Meredith Murray

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Meredith Murray

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