Prerequisites

  • Direct integration only works with Zigbee-enabled Alexa models. AXIS Gear can only pair with:

    • Echo 4th Generation

    • Echo Plus

    • Echo Show 10 (all models except 1st Generation)

    • Echo Studio

  • Device is configured and put into SmartHome mode

  • Echo Plus is set up and configured

  • Phone with Amazon Alexa App

Joining Gear to Echo Plus

  1. Open Amazon Alexa app and click on the Smart Home icon

  2. Mark your Echo+ 'discoverable' by either:

    • saying "Alexa, discover devices", OR

    • In the Devices screen click on the + icon in the top right corner. Select Add Device > Other and Discover Devices

  3. Immediately press Pair on your Gear [Echo Plus will discover Axis Gear as 'My First Device' (or Second, or Third)].

    • The touch strip should flash green twice to indicate a successful pairing

    • To verify, go to All Devices in the Devices screen and the Gear should appear as 'My First Device' (or Second, or Third)]

Voice Commands

  1. In the Devices screen click on the + icon in the top right corner

  2. Select Add Group and choose a room name

  3. Select the Gears that will be part of the group

  4. Now you can use the following commands which Alexa can process:

    • "Turn on [room]" - all blinds go up

    • "Turn off [room]" - all blinds go down

    • "Set [room] to ___%" - all blinds go to desired percentage

NOTE: You may also control each device by using the name given to the device

Optional Voice Command Modifications

  1. In the Amazon Alexa app, click on the menu and go into Routines

  2. Click on Settings and navigate to the Assistant tab to select Routines

  3. Add a new routine by clicking on the + icon on the top right and set up the following

    • When this happens > Voice and enter the phrase as Open [Room] (or Close [Room])

    • Add Action > Smart Home > Control Group and select [Room] with the Turn On (or Turn Off)option

    • Click on Add and then Create

  4. To operate, the blinds you can now say "Alexa, Open [Room]" or "Alexa, Close [Room]" to fully open or close shades

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