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Pairing your Denver 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 power your Denver security system using only voice commands? You can when you connect your Vivint smart home to your preferred AI assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. After you activate the Vivint skill, you can control all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices with your Nest or Echo device. Then when you're preparing to say goodnight or leave the house, it’s as easy as telling your assistant to guard the house and watch your home transition into guard mode.

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

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

Stick to these simple directions to sync your Denver smart home to your Alexa components:

  • Once you configure your Alexa device, log into the Amazon Alexa app on your smartphone and click on Skills & Games.

  • Search for the Vivint Smart Home Skill. You’ll see two separate Alexa skills: Vivint Basic and Vivint Complete.

  • Say yes to both the Basic and Complete skills. The Complete skill enables you complete 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 allows you to control lights, thermostats, and other automation equipment by simply saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

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

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

Vivint home security control panel

If you use Google over Amazon, here is the easiest method to pair your Denver smart home into your Google Nest:

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

  • Select set up device and press the Have Something Already Set Up choice.

  • Search for Vivint and press to link the accounts.

  • Enable Google to administer your Vivint devices and log into your Vivint system.

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

  • Wrap up by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are able to utilize your Vivint with Google devices.

What voice commands work with your Nest or Echo devices?

You can use almost every function of your Denver smart home with your favorite AI assistant. Monitor the situation with your smart components, swap to a preset template, or perform minute tweaks of a setting with some simple vocal commands. Or command your Nest or Echo speaker to schedule your system in the same way as you can with the Vivint mobile app.

Here are just a few voice commands you are able to give 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."

  • "Lower the heat 5 degrees."

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

Save time when you set procedures in your Alexa or Google Home smartphone app that combine many services. For instance, say "Google, I'm leaving," and arm your motion detectors, adjust the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or make a preset for "tv night" and order your home to power off the lights and set the temperature to just the right level.

Buy the best home security system to sync to your Google or Alexa speaker

As you're finding the superior Denver security system for your home, turn to Vivint. A Vivint specialist will help you customize your smart home for any need. Simply call (720) 807-3060 or send in the form below to start the process.