In this guide we will show how to set up a SAFE by Swann security system with the Google Assistant. After that you can ask your Google Assistant to show your Swann security cameras on your TV with Chromecast. Having this feature enabled properly, will make you understand what a smart home is. Read this guide to learn how to connect your Swann cameras to your Google Assistant and enable voice control.
How to link the SAFE by Swann cameras to the Google Assistant
The following SAFE line by Swann cameras are currently supported: Smart Security Camera (model: SWWHD-INTCAM), Indoor Camera (model: SWWHD-INDCAM), Outdoor Camera (model: SWWHD-OUTCAM), Floodlight Camera (model: SWWHD-FLOCAM).
Before you start, make sure that you can see the Swann cameras on the SAFE by Swann app (you’ve paired them properly and you can see the live view). Also you need to have a Chromecast-connected TV, have the Google Home app installed on your phone and also you have the Google Assistant (built-in or app) installed. Follow the steps on how to connect the Swann cameras to Google Assistant.
Step 1. Open the Google Home app on your phone.
Step 2. Tap the Home tab at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3. Tap the Add button.
Step 4. Choose Set up device.
Step 5. Choose “Have some-thing already set up” under Works with Google.
Step 6. Scroll the list or tap and search for “SafeBySwann”.
Step 7. The “SafeBySwann” service will appear in the results. Tap it.
Step 8. Enter the email and password associated with your SAFE by Swann account, then tap Login.
Step 9. Google Assistant will sign in and link to your SAFE by Swann account.
Step 10. Your cameras should now be linked. Tap the left arrow to exit the Set Up screen.
Step 11. Tap the left arrow again. This returns you to the Home screen.
Step 12. From the Home screen, scroll down to “Linked to you” where you can find all your linked SAFE by Swann cameras. Your Google Assistant is now ready to interact with your cameras.
How to view your SAFE by Swann cameras with the Google Assistant
You can stream live video from your camera to your TV with Chromecast by asking your Google Assistant on your phone or your Google Home device. With the service, you control your camera with the name you gave it in the SAFE by Swann app. For example, if you named the camera ‘Kitchen’, you can use the following voice commands with your Google Assistant:
To start stream:
- “Ok Google, show Kitchen”
- “Ok Google, cast Kitchen”
- “Ok Google, what’s on Kitchen?”
- (If you have multiple Chromecast devices at home) “Ok Google, cast Kitchen on [Chromecast device name]”
To stop stream:
- “Ok Google, stop”
- “Ok Google, stop casting”
Note: If you’ve changed the name of the camera in the Google Home app, make sure to use the new name of the camera when issuing commands to your Google Assistant.
(Source: Swann Technical Guides).