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Connecting your Ann Arbor smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be ideal if you had the ability to control your Ann Arbor security system using only your voice? You’re in control when you pair your Vivint home security system to your current AI assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. When you activate the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your security cameras, alarms, and home automation devices via your Echo or Nest device. Then when you're preparing to sleep or head to work, all you have to do is tell your home goodbye and relax as everything switches into guard mode.

Check out more about linking your Ann Arbor smart home to Alexa or Google:

How can you link your Ann Arbor smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Stick to these easy directions to sync your Ann Arbor smart home with your Alexa components:

  • After you set up your Alexa device, open the Amazon Alexa app and hit Skills & Games.

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

  • Turn on both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill allows you almost complete management of your smart home devices, but you need to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to arm the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to control lights, thermostats, and other automation pieces by only saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

  • Alexa will have you log into your Vivint profile so it can pair.

  • You are now free to control your Vivint system with your Alexa speakers.

Vivint home security control panel

If you use Google over Amazon, here is the best way to pair your Ann Arbor smart home into your Google Nest:

  • Open the Google Home mobile app and select the + icon in the top left part of the screen.

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

  • Find Vivint and tap to link the accounts.

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

  • You can authorize your components smart devices to different areas to make your Google Home experience easier.

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

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

You can control almost every function of your Ann Arbor smart home with your favorite AI assistant. Monitor the condition of your smart components, transfer to a preset template, or minutely tweak a setting via user-friendly voice commands. Or command your Echo or Nest speaker to organize your security system just like you could through the Vivint mobile app.

Here’s a preview of a few voice commands you are able to assign to Alexa or Google:

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Power off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 2 degrees."

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

Save time when you program in cycles in your Alexa or Google Home smartphone app that leverage different devices. For instance, say "Google, I'm leaving the house," and arm your motion detectors, reduce the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or create a routine for "tv night" and ask your home to dim the lights and set the thermostat to how your family likes it.

Buy the superior smart security system to sync to your Google or Alexa speaker

As you're finding the ultimate Ann Arbor security system for your home, trust Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you tailor-make your smart home for your needs. Just call (734) 206-7166 or send in the form below to get started.