How does Monocle work?
In essence, Monocle is simply an aggregator of camera feed information and we implement all the necessary backend integration and secure communication with the Amazon Alexa services.
You define your camera feeds via the Monocle web portal and we integrate that information with the Monocle Alexa Smart Home Skill to provide Alexa the listing of camera feeds as smart home devices in your Alexa App. Anytime a request is make from a video-enabled Alexa powered device such as an Amazon Echo Show, Amazon Echo Spot, Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Fire Tablets our servers receive the request from the Alexa gateway and we return all the necessary details on how to connect to the camera stream. Your Alexa device then connects to your camera's video/audio stream locally on your private network and displays the content on screen.