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Connecting your South Bend smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be perfect if you were able to control your South Bend security system by voice commands? You’re in control when you sync your Vivint smart home to your favorite smart assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. When you initiate the Vivint skill, you can control all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices through your Echo or Nest speakers. Then when you're ready to go to bed or head to work, it’s as easy as telling your assistant to guard the house and relax as everything switches into guard mode.

Learn more about linking your South Bend smart home to Google or Alexa:

How to pair your South Bend smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Follow these easy steps to sync your South Bend smart home to your Echo devices:

  • Once you set up your Echo device, enter the Amazon Alexa app and hit Skills & Games.

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

  • Enable both the Basic and Complete skills. The Complete skill provides you nearly complete control of your connected home security and home automation equipment, but you have to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to control lights, thermostats, and other automation pieces by simply saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

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

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

Vivint home security control panel

If you prefer Google over Alexa, here is the easiest method to sync your South Bend smart home to your Google Nest:

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

  • Pick set up device and go with the Have Something Already Set Up option.

  • Locate Vivint and tap to pair the accounts.

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

  • You can appoint your devices to your rooms to make your Google Home experience simpler.

  • Finish by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you can now use your Vivint equipment with Google Nest devices.

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

You can control almost every function of your South Bend smart home through your preferred AI assistant. Monitor the status of your smart components, swap to a preset mode, or minutely tweak a setting with some simple vocal commands. Or command your Nest or Echo speaker to organize your system just like you could through the Vivint mobile app.

Check out a few commands you can assign to Alexa or Google:

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Lower the heat 3 degrees."

  • “Turn off the kid’s room light in 30 minutes.”

You can also set cycles in your Google Home or Alexa mobile app that leverage different devices. For example, use "Google, I'm going out," and trigger your motion detectors, lower the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or make a routine for "movie night" and ask the command to dim the lights and adjust the temperature to how your family likes it.

Buy the superior home security system to sync to your Alexa or Google devices

As you're seeking out the best South Bend security system for your family, trust Protect Your Home. A Vivint specialist will help you tailor-make your smart home for whatever you need. Just call (574) 601-4641 or submit in the form below to get started.