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Connecting your Seattle smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be ideal if you could control your Seattle security system by your voice? Take control when you connect your Vivint home security system to your current AI assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. When you launch the Vivint skill, you can control all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices through your Echo or Nest device. Then when you're getting things ready to say goodnight or leave the house, Simply tell your smart device goodbye and relax as everything switches into guard mode.

Learn more about linking your Seattle smart home to Google or Alexa:

How to sync your Seattle smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Follow these simple steps to pair your Seattle smart home to your Amazon speaker:

  • Once you set up your Alexa device, enter the Amazon Alexa app on your smartphone and click on Skills & Games.

  • Find the Vivint Smart Home Skill. You will see two separate Alexa skills: Vivint Basic and Vivint Complete.

  • Say yes to both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill enables you complete management of your smart home devices, but you will have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to control lights, thermostats, and other automation devices by merely saying, "Alexa, turn on the lights."

  • Alexa will need you to log into your Vivint account so it can pair.

  • You are now free to control your Vivint system with your Amazon compatible components.

Vivint home security control panel

If you use Google over Alexa, here is the best way to link your Seattle smart home with your Google Nest:

  • Open the Google Home App and press the + icon in the upper left corner.

  • Pick set up device and press the Have Something Already Set Up option.

  • Find Vivint and press to tether the accounts.

  • Allow Google to handle your Vivint equipment and sign into your Vivint system.

  • You can authorize your devices to your rooms to make your Google Home experience more user-friendly.

  • Wrap up by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you can now command your Vivint equipment with Google smart speakers.

What voice commands are usable with your Echo or Nest speakers?

You can operate almost every function of your Seattle smart home through your AI assistant. Check the condition of your smart devices, swap to a preset template, or tinker with the details of a setting with some user-friendly voice commands. Or ask your Nest or Echo speaker to organize your entire security system in the same way as you can in the Vivint mobile app.

Check out a few commands you are able to give to Alexa or Google:

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Power off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my outdoor camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 2 degrees."

  • “Turn off the downstairs light in half an hour.”

Save time when you preset cycles in your Alexa or Google Home app that combine many functions. For example, try "Google, I'm leaving," and arm your motion detectors, reduce the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or craft a routine for "movie night" and use your home to lower the lights and adjust the thermostat to how your family likes it.

Get the ultimate smart security system to pair to your Google or Alexa speaker

As you're finding the ultimate Seattle security system for your needs, trust Vivint. A Vivint specialist will help you personalize your smart home for whatever you need. Simply call (206) 590-6257 or submit in the form below to start the process.