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Pairing your Salt Lake City smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be great if you had the ability to power your Salt Lake City security system using only voice commands? You’re in control when you sync your Vivint smart home to your favorite AI assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. Once you activate the Vivint skill, you can access all your security cameras, alarms, and home automation devices via your Echo or Nest device. Then when you're ready to sleep or depart for vacation, all you have to do is tell your assistant you’re headed out and watch your home transition into guard mode.

Check out more about pairing your Salt Lake City smart home to Google or Alexa:

How to link your Salt Lake City smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Stick to these simple directions to pair your Salt Lake City smart home with your Amazon speaker:

  • Once you configure your Alexa device, open the Amazon Alexa mobile app and find Skills & Games.

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

  • Enable both the Basic and Complete skills. The Complete skill allows you nearly complete control of your home automation and security equipment, but you have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill enables you to adjust lights, thermostats, and other automation devices by simply saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

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

  • You are able to control your Vivint system with your Alexa components.

Vivint home security control panel

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

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

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

  • Search for Vivint and click to link the accounts.

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

  • You can assign your components smart devices to various parts of the house to make your Google Home experience more user-friendly.

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

What voice commands work with your Nest or Echo speakers?

You can operate almost every part of your Salt Lake City smart home with your favorite AI assistant. Monitor the condition of your smart devices, transfer to a preset mode, or tinker with the details of a setting with some user-friendly voice commands. Or tell your Echo or Nest device to arrange your entire security system just like with the Vivint mobile app.

Here are just a few commands you are able to assign to Google or Alexa:

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Latch the back door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Record a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Lower the heat 2 degrees."

  • “Turn off the kid’s room light in half an hour.”

You can also preset procedures in your Google Home or Alexa smartphone app that leverage many services. For example, say "Google, I'm leaving," and trigger your motion detectors, reduce the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or make a routine for "tv night" and use the command to power off the lights and set the temperature to just the right level.

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

As you're looking for the ultimate Salt Lake City security system for your home, turn to Vivint. A Vivint specialist will help you customize your smart home for any need. Simply call (385) 350-4458 or submit in the form below to begin.