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Pairing your New York City smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be great if you could use your New York City security system by your voice? You can when you pair your Vivint system to your preferred AI assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. When you initiate the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices via your Nest or Echo device. Then when you're getting things ready to sleep or depart for vacation, it’s as easy as telling your assistant goodbye and watch everything activate into guard mode.

Check out more about pairing your New York City smart home to Alexa or Google:

How do you link your New York City smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Follow these quick directions to link your New York City smart home with your Amazon components:

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

  • Locate the Vivint Smart Home Skill. You’ll have two different Alexa skills: Vivint Complete and Vivint Basic.

  • Say yes to both the Basic and Complete skills. The Complete skill allows you complete management of your connected home security and home automation equipment, but you will have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill allows you to control lights, thermostats, and other automation equipment by merely saying, "Alexa, flip on the lights."

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

  • You can now control your Vivint system with your Alexa speakers.

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If you use Google over Alexa, here is the best way to link your New York City smart home to your Google Nest:

  • Select the Google Home app on your smartphone and press the + icon in the upper left section.

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

  • Find Vivint and tap to pair the accounts.

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

  • You can assign your components smart devices to different areas to make your Google Home experience more user-friendly.

  • Complete the process by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are free to utilize your Vivint with Google devices.

What voice commands work with your Echo or Nest devices?

You can operate nearly every piece of your New York City smart home with your favorite AI assistant. Monitor the situation with your smart devices, swap to a pre-determined mode, or perform minute tweaks of a setting via easy voice commands. Or command your Nest or Echo device to arrange your security system in the same way as you can in the Vivint mobile app.

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

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Secure the back door.”

  • “Switch off my family room light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Record a clip of my outdoor camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 2 degrees."

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

You can also program in procedures in your Alexa or Google Home mobile app that utilize different devices. For example, try "Google, I'm going out," and trigger your alarms, lower the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or craft a routine for "movie night" and use the command to dim the lights and move the temperature to how your family likes it.

Get the superior smart security system to pair to your Alexa or Google devices

As you're seeking out the ultimate New York City security system for your home, check out Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you tailor-make your smart home for whatever you need. Just call (332) 877-9062 or fill out in the form below to get started.