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Connecting your Allentown smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be great if you had the ability to control your Allentown security system with your voice? Take control when you sync your Vivint home security system to your current smart assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. After you launch the Vivint skill, you can access all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices through your Echo or Nest device. Then when you're preparing to sleep or head to work, Simply tell your smart device to guard the house and relax as everything switches into guard mode.

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

How to link your Allentown smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Simply adhere to these quick steps to link your Allentown smart home to your Echo devices:

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

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

  • Enable both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill provides you nearly complete management of your connected home security and home automation components, but you will have to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill enables you to control thermostats, lights, and other automation devices by simply saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

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

  • You are able to operate your Vivint system with your Alexa devices.

Vivint home security control panel

If you prefer Google over Alexa, here is the best way to sync your Allentown smart home into your Google Nest:

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

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

  • Locate Vivint and press to link the accounts.

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

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

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

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

You can control nearly every piece of your Allentown smart home via your favorite AI assistant. See the status of your smart devices, adjust to a pre-determined mode, or perform minute tweaks of a setting by user-friendly voice commands. Or command your Echo or Nest speaker to organize your security system just like through the Vivint smartphone app.

Here’s a preview of a few commands you can assign to your AI assistant:

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Secure all the doors.”

  • “Switch off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 3 degrees."

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

Live stress-free when you preset cycles in your Google Home or Alexa mobile app that utilize many services. For example, say "Google, I'm going out," and arm your motion detectors, reduce the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or make a scene for "tv night" and order your smart home to lower the lights and adjust the temperature to to that perfect, cozy place.

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

As you're finding the superior Allentown security system for your family, trust Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you tailor-make your smart home for any need. Just call (601) 514-6514 or fill out in the form below to get started.