Netatmo Smart Video Doorbell now compatible with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Siri
Netatmo is an atypical company in the world of tech; they don’t seem to have a big annual launch cycle introducing dozens of new products with updates to the old one. For example, I’m now on Ring Video Doorbell 4. Instead, they seem to regularly roll out upgrades for existing hardware.
The latest upgrade is for their doorbell with the introduction of more AI voice assistants. Maybe this is something that should have been there since launch, but it’s still good that they commit to regularly updating their existing hardware with firmware updates.
The smart video doorbell has been compatible with Apple HomeKit since its launch. Now, thanks to a software update, users will also benefit from Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility. This free automatic update will roll out gradually over the next few days to all smart video doorbells, including those already purchased.
With Amazon Alexa, the user can easily keep an eye on their home
From today, the Netatmo smart video doorbell will be compatible with Amazon Alexa. With a simple voice command (“Alexa, show me the doorbell”), the user can see what is happening outside their home in real time on their Echo Spot or Echo Show.
When someone rings the doorbell, Alexa notifies the user, who can then speak to their visitor through their smart speaker. The user can use voice commands if he wants to start a conversation with his visitor (“Alexa, answer the doorbell”).
Google Assistant, to quickly check who’s at the door
The user can now connect their Netatmo smart video doorbell to their Google Assistant, which will alert them through the smart speaker (Google Nest Hub, Google Nest Mini, etc.) when someone rings the doorbell.
This compatibility also allows the user to stream live video from the doorbell to a Google Nest Hub or Google Nest Hub Max. With a simple voice command (“Hey Google, show me the doorbell”), they can see what’s going on outside their home in real time.
Custom scenes with Apple HomeKit
The smart video doorbell has been compatible with Apple HomeKit since its launch. This means that the user can create personalized scenes to connect their doorbell to other smart home devices, in different combinations. For example, when the smart video doorbell detects a person, the lights outside the house can automatically turn on to deter potential burglars.
With HomeKit, the user can use voice commands to access live footage captured by their smart video doorbell. They can ask Siri to show them their front door to find out what’s going on at home (“Hey Siri, show me the doorbell”).
This latest voice assistant integration follows that of Netatmo smart cameras, Netatmo smart thermostat, and Netatmo smart radiator valves, all compatible with Siri, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant.
Last updated on 2021-06-04 / Affiliate Links / Amazon Product Advertising API Images