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Pairing your Colorado Springs smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be perfect if you could power your Colorado Springs security system using only your voice? You’re in control when you connect your Vivint smart home to your current smart home 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 ready to sleep or head to work, it’s as easy as telling your assistant to guard the house and watch your home transition into guard mode.

Check out more about connecting your Colorado Springs smart home to Google or Alexa:

How to link your Colorado Springs smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Stick to these easy directions to link your Colorado Springs smart home with your Echo components:

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

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

  • Turn on both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill provides you almost comprehensive control of your smart home components, but you need to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill enables you to adjust lights, thermostats, and other automation devices by simply saying, "Alexa, turn on the lights."

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

  • You can now control your Vivint system with your Amazon compatible components.

Vivint home security control panel

If you like Google over Alexa, here is how to link your Colorado Springs smart home into your Google Nest:

  • Open the Google Home mobile app and press the + icon in the top left corner.

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

  • Search for Vivint and tap to pair the accounts.

  • Enable Google to manage 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 more user-friendly.

  • Finish by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are able to use your Vivint system with Google devices.

What voice commands work with your Nest or Echo speakers?

You can operate nearly every part of your Colorado Springs smart home via your preferred AI assistant. Monitor the condition of your smart alarms and cameras, adjust to a pre-determined setting, or tinker with the details of a setting with some simple vocal commands. Or command your Echo or Nest speaker to organize your security system in the same way as you can in the Vivint mobile app.

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

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Secure the back door.”

  • “Switch off my family room light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my outdoor camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 3 degrees."

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

Save time when you set cycles in your Alexa or Google Home smartphone app that leverage many functions. For instance, say "Google, I'm leaving," and set your motion detectors, lower the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or create a routine for "tv night" and order the command to power off the lights and adjust the temperature to just the right level.

Obtain the best smart security system to sync to your Alexa or Google speaker

As you're seeking out the ultimate Colorado Springs security system for your family, trust Vivint. A Vivint specialist will help you customize your smart home for your needs. Simply call (719) 666-9853 or send in the form below to start the process.