Here you can learn about the three important steps required to enable Neighbor Knocker. We recommend doing them in order. If you need help along the way, please let us know and we’ll do all we can to clear away any obstacles.
Step 1: Take A Tour
Take a fresh look at your home. Where do you spend the most time? Where do you go only infrequently, but you go there to do things that might require a helping hand, or where the phone just isn’t available. Neighbor Knocker is about being covered: you need Alexa to be able to hear you wherever you are. That usually means one device per room, but a critical tour of your home will help you make the right decision.
Don’t forget that Amazon Echo devices are great for other things too, like listening to music, or getting weather reports, or even for controlling the lights and doors; there’s even a microwave oven with Alexa! Pick the right devices for each space in your home to maximize the value you receive.
Once you know how many devices you need, and of what types, order them from the links on our Devices page (which helps us), or directly from Amazon.
Step 2: Make A List
Who do you want to stay in touch with? Is it just friends and neighbors? Is there a security service where you live? Who is most likely to be around when you reach out? Think it through, and then gather their names and phone numbers (both voice and text). Then use the Manage option in the Neighbor Knocker Alexa skill to set them up. It takes just a few minutes to establish the community you need.
Step 3: Install and Test
Once your Alexa devices arrive, you’ll need to enable the Alexa “Neighbor Knocker” skill. You only need to do this once, regardless of how many devices you have. It’s easy. The Amazon Alexa App will lead you through the few steps required to get everything up and running, and then…you’re ready to test.
Testing is built right into the skill, and is important for many reasons. We recommend testing your setup once a month, and we’ll remind you. It’s so important to test that if you don’t, you might just get a reminder from us.
Regular testing ensures that everything is working and that you remember what to say. (“Alexa, Neighbor Knocker!”) Practice also reduces stress in the event of an unexpected situation.
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Staying in touch means staying on top of things; we’ll always be there to keep everything in order and to fill you in on new advances in smart home technology.
Subscribe to Neighbor Knocker
You can be in touch with friends and neighbors in no time at all. All you need is the right number of Amazon Echo devices and a subscription to Neighbor Knocker. The basic subscription is free but limited in capabilities to help us contain our own costs. Premium Subscriptions are available right through the Neighbor Knocker skill and are very low in cost. Once you’re up and running, we hope you’ll choose to upgrade.