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Connecting your Evansville smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be ideal if you had the ability to control your Evansville security system by your voice? Take control when you sync your Vivint smart home to your preferred AI assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. Once you launch the Vivint skill, you can access all your security cameras, alarms, and home automation devices through your Echo or Nest device. Then when you're ready to sleep or depart for vacation, all you have to do is tell your home to guard the house and watch everything activate into guard mode.

Check out more about pairing your Evansville smart home to Alexa or Google:

How do you link your Evansville smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Simply adhere to these quick steps to sync your Evansville smart home with your Alexa speaker:

  • After you set up your Alexa device, log into the Amazon Alexa app and find Skills & Games.

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

  • Enable both skills. The Complete skill provides you nearly complete management of your connected home security and home automation components, but you have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to arm the alarms." The Basic skill enables you to adjust thermostats, lights, and other automation devices by merely saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

  • Alexa will require you to log into your Vivint profile so it can link.

  • You are now free to operate your Vivint system with your Echo devices.

Vivint home security control panel

If you prefer Google over Amazon, here is the easiest method to pair your Evansville smart home to your Google Nest:

  • Enter the Google Home app on your smartphone and press the + icon in the upper left part of the screen.

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

  • Find Vivint and click to tether the accounts.

  • Enable Google to manage your Vivint equipment and sign into your Vivint system.

  • You can appoint your devices to various parts of the house to make your Google Home experience easier.

  • Complete the process by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you can now utilize your Vivint system with Google devices.

What voice commands can you use with your Echo or Nest speakers?

You can use nearly every piece of your Evansville smart home via your favorite AI assistant. Check the condition of your smart devices, adjust to a preset setting, or perform minute tweaks of a setting via user-friendly vocal commands. Or ask your Nest or Echo device to schedule your security system just like with the Vivint App.

Here are just a few commands you are able to give to Alexa or Google:

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Secure the back door.”

  • “Switch off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 3 degrees."

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

Save time when you program in cycles in your Google Home or Alexa mobile app that utilize multiple devices. For instance, try "Google, I'm going out," and arm your motion detectors, reduce the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or make a routine for "date night" and order your home to lower the lighting and set the temperature to just the right level.

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

As you're seeking out the superior Evansville security system for your family, trust Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you tailor-make your smart home for whatever you need. Simply call (812) 310-5880 or submit in the form below to begin.