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“Alexa, turn my camera on”

The development team of the Chk-In Cam took care to give you the opportunity to control your Chk-In Cam cameras even more conveniently.

You just say to your Echo or Echo Dot "Alexa, turn on my camera," and it will be activated and ready to go in a matter of seconds.

Follow the instructions to easily get the voice control of your Chk-In Cam camera.

  1. Make sure your Chk-In Cam camera and Amazon Echo/Echo Dot are up and running.
  1. To pair Chk-In Cam with Amazon Echo/Echo Dot

Launch Alexa app on your mobile phone or table and then Navigate to Home  > Skills and search for Chk-In Cam .

There are two types of Skills sets you can choose from.


1. Chk-In Cam - Smart Home Skills — Optimized for Smart Home skills only focuses on starting or shutdowning Your camera and is optimized for smart home control.

  • If you have more than one Chk-In Cam cameras, you can enable “Chk-In Cam - Smart Home Skills ” -> sign in using your Chk-In Cam account -> make discovering


2. Chk-In Cam - Advanced Skills enables the user to launch Apps beyond the "Standard" Smart Home Skills which just turn ON and OFF.

  • If you want to use “Chk-In Cam - Advanced Skills” enable it and sign in using your Chk-In Cam account

Available list of Chk-In Cam commands:

 FAQ

  • Can I use both skills?
    Yes, you can.

In the case of using "Chk-In Cam - Smart Home Skills" you can manage all the cameras that are available to your account. But in this skills you are limited to just turn the cameras on and off.In the case of using the "Chk-In Cam - Advanced Skills" you can control only one of your cameras, but you will have access to all advanced management options.  

  • How can I change the name of my camera for a "Chk-In Cam - Smart Home Skills"?

        You can do this in two ways:1. Log in to chkincam.com using your account. Follow "Settings->General" and change Device name.2. Launch the Chk-In Cam application, open the general settings and change the "Camera Title" field.

Chk-In Cam skills features

Chk-In Cam - Advanced Skills

Chk-In Cam - Smart Home Skills

Synonyms of the commands for Advanced Skills

Notes

Invocation phrase

Alexa, ask check inn cam to …

Alexa, talk to check in cam.

Alexa ...

ask

tell

talk to

open

Activation Commands

Alexa, ask check inn cam to turn on

Alexa, ask check inn cam to turn on “your camera name”

turn on

start camera

launch camera

Deactivation commands

Alexa, ask check inn cam to turn off

Alexa, ask check inn cam to turn off “your camera name”

turn off

shutdown camera

close app

close check inn cam

quit

Reboot commands

Alexa, ask check inn cam to reboot

reboot

restart

Enable monitoring commands

Alexa, ask check inn cam to turn on monitoring

set monitoring on

enable monitoring

turn on monitoring

start monitoring

Disable monitoring commands

Alexa, ask check inn cam to disable monitoring

set monitoring off

disable monitoring

turn off monitoring

stop monitoring

Status of your camera

Alexa, ask check inn cam to what is my camera status

status

Help

Alexa, ask check inn cam to help

If your camera is running and you are on the main screen of the Chk-In Cam application

Open settings page commands

Alexa, ask check inn cam to open general settings page

open

go to

launch

Available screens for opening:

  • general settings
  • camera settings
  • timer settings
  • network settings
  • alert settings

Snapshot commands

Alexa, ask check inn cam to create snapshot

create

make

Available key phrase:

  • snapshot
  • screenshot

Show list of video commands

Alexa, ask check inn cam to open video list

open

go to

launch

Available key phrase:

  • video list
  • video page

Open video commands

Alexa, ask check inn cam to play video

If your camera is running and you are on the Playback screen of the Chk-In Cam application

Select video commands

Alexa, ask check inn cam to select next video

select next video

select previous video

Open video commands

alexa, ask check inn cam to play this video

play this video

play video

If your camera is running and you are on the VideoPlayer screen of the Chk-In Cam application

Control media buttons commands

alexa, ask check inn cam to play next video

next video

previous video

stop video

play video

closing commands for any opened page in the Chk-In Cam app

Close commands

Alexa, ask check inn cam to close

go back

return

close

exit

All this commands will return you to main screen of Chk-In Cam app

If the Chk-In Cam application is not running and you are on the launcher screen

Open main page commands

Alexa, ask check inn cam to open favorite page

open

go to

launch

Available pages for opening:

  • favorites
  • settings
  • applications
  • audio
  • video
  • news

Close page commands

Alexa, ask check inn cam to close

go back

close

exit

Launch apps commands

Alexa, ask check inn cam to open browser

open

launch

Available apps for opening:

  • YouTube
  • KODI
  • Skype
  • Netflix
  • Hulu
  • Pandora
  • Play Store
  • check inn cam
  • Browser
  • Chrome

Close apps commands

Alexa, ask check inn cam to close browser

close

shutdown

Available apps for closing:

  • YouTube
  • KODI
  • Skype
  • Netflix
  • Hulu
  • Pandora
  • Play Store
  • check inn cam
  • Browser
  • Chrome
  • app