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Connecting your Elizabethtown smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be ideal if you were able to control your Elizabethtown security system with voice commands? You’re in control when you connect your Vivint system to your favorite smart home assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. After you initiate the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your security cameras, alarms, and home automation devices through your Nest or Echo device. Then when you're getting things ready to go to bed or head to work, Simply tell your smart device to guard the house and watch your home transition into guard mode.

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

How to pair your Elizabethtown smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Follow these quick directions to link your Elizabethtown smart home to your Amazon components:

  • After you install your Echo device, open the Amazon Alexa app on your smartphone and hit Skills & Games.

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

  • Say yes to both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill enables you nearly complete management of your smart home devices, but you have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill enables you to control thermostats, lights, and other automation devices by simply saying, "Alexa, turn on the lights."

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

  • You are able to use your Vivint system with your Amazon compatible speakers.

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If you use Google over Amazon, here is the best way to pair your Elizabethtown smart home with your Google Nest:

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

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

  • Search for Vivint and tap to pair the accounts.

  • Allow Google to administer your Vivint equipment and sign into your Vivint system.

  • You can authorize your components smart 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 command your Vivint system with Google Nest devices.

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

You can use virtually every piece of your Elizabethtown smart home via your AI assistant. See the situation with your smart devices, transfer to a pre-determined template, or tinker with the details of a setting with some easy vocal commands. Or tell your Echo or Nest speaker to arrange your entire security system just like in the Vivint App.

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

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Latch the front door.”

  • “Power 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 preset cycles in your Alexa or Google Home app that utilize different functions. For instance, try "Alexa, I'm leaving," and arm your alarms, lower the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or create a routine for "tv night" and ask your home to dim the lighting and set the temperature to just the right level.

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

As you're finding the superior Elizabethtown security system for your home, trust Vivint. A Vivint specialist will help you tailor-make your smart home for any need. Simply call (270) 550-1814 or submit in the form below to begin.