Alexa Can't Find Your Hue Bridge

Steps to Take


December 9, 2020

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When a homeowner is looking for the best security system, one of the things they often want is integration compatibility. They can get this if Alexa can find their Hue bridge and collect all the information to find devices. What happens if Alexa can’t find that bridge?

A homeowner can take steps to make sure the bridge works correctly and that Alexa can work with all the compatible devices in the home. This is particularly important with a home security system that has Alexa. Being able to rely on the voice commands and know that Alexa’s pairing with other devices will help with peace of mind.

Alexa compatibility is with a Hue bridge

Alexa’s compatibility with a Hue bridge allows a homeowner to focus on a high-quality experience and ensures they can get the most value from their smart home

  • Most Hue bridges have buttons that make the device discoverable in the same way many cable modems and routers work.

  • Push that button before asking Alexa to pair the device.

  • It’s necessary to unpair and then re-pair the device if it’s already connected but not located. Alexa will need to search for the device, and that can’t be done if the Hue bridge is already paired or if the signal from it isn’t discoverable.

Why is a Hue bridge so valuable to a homeowner?

With the right security system, a homeowner can have real peace of mind and a high level of security. A Hue bridge allows many of a home’s systems to be easily controlled. Add Alexa to that, and the homeowner suddenly has the option to control all the home’s automatable systems with their voice. Hue bridge’s value isn’t solely tied to Alexa, but the voice control capabilities can undoubtedly add to that value in many ways.

Trusted security companies can help integrate devices

When a homeowner is working with a good home security company, pairing everything together is what people love about a smart home. A good home security company offers:

  • Quality equipment that easily integrates with your home’s other technology

  • Reliable 24/7 monitoring

  • Exceptional customer service

  • Fast response times

  • Ease of professional installation

With a good home security company, an Alexa device, and a Hue bridge, along with the most common types of monitored home security equipment, any homeowner can have the level of peace of mind they’re looking for.

Interested in a monitored home security system? Contact Brinks Home™.

Jason Stevens is a senior writer for Brinks Home. He is a "tech guy" who enjoys sharing home security and automation tips with others.

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