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Pairing your Detroit smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be great if you could control your Detroit security system using only your voice? You can when you connect your Vivint smart home to your current AI assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. After you initiate the Vivint skill, you can control all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices with your Nest or Echo device. Then when you're ready to sleep or head to work, Simply tell your assistant you’re headed out and watch your home transition into guard mode.

Here’s more about linking your Detroit smart home to Google or Alexa:

How to link your Detroit smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Simply adhere to these easy directions to link your Detroit smart home to your Echo speaker:

  • Once you install your Alexa device, log into the Amazon Alexa mobile app and find Skills & Games.

  • Locate the Vivint Smart Home Skill. You should find two separate Alexa skills: Vivint Complete and Vivint Basic.

  • Turn on both skills. The Complete skill provides you nearly total management of your connected home security and home automation components, but you need to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to arm the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to change thermostats, lights, and other automation equipment by simply saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

  • Alexa will need you to log into your Vivint profile so it can connect devices.

  • You can now operate your Vivint system with your Amazon compatible speakers.

Vivint home security control panel

If you use Google over Amazon, here is the easiest method to link your Detroit smart home with your Google Nest:

  • Select the Google Home App and press the + icon in the upper left section.

  • Click on set up device and choose the Have Something Already Set Up selection.

  • Locate Vivint and tap to link the accounts.

  • Allow Google to administer your Vivint system and log into your Vivint system.

  • You can appoint your components smart devices to your rooms to make your Google Home experience simpler.

  • Finish by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are free to use your Vivint equipment with Google devices.

What voice commands work with your Echo or Nest speakers?

You can operate nearly every part of your Detroit smart home through your AI assistant. Monitor the condition of your smart devices, swap to a pre-determined template, or perform minute tweaks of a setting via simple vocal commands. Or ask your Nest or Echo device to organize your entire security system in the same way as you can with the Vivint smartphone app.

Here are just a few voice commands you can assign to Alexa or Google:

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Secure all the doors.”

  • “Power off my family room light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Record a clip of my outdoor camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 3 degrees."

  • “Turn off the bedroom light in 30 minutes.”

Live stress-free when you set routines in your Google Home or Alexa app that combine many devices. For instance, try "Alexa, I'm leaving the house," and set your motion detectors, adjust the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or craft a preset for "movie night" and use your home to lower the lights and move the temperature to to that perfect, cozy place.

Get the best smart security system to sync to your Alexa or Google speaker

As you're seeking out the best Detroit security system for your needs, trust Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you customize your smart home for your needs. Simply call (313) 766-2527 or send in the form below to begin.