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Connecting your Philadelphia smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be ideal if you had the ability to control your Philadelphia security system by your voice? You can when you connect your Vivint smart home to your preferred AI assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. Once you activate the Vivint skill, you can control all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices with your Nest or Echo speakers. Then when you're preparing to sleep or leave the house, Simply tell your smart device you’re headed out and watch everything activate into guard mode.

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

How to sync your Philadelphia smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Stick to these simple steps to link your Philadelphia smart home with your Echo devices:

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

  • Search for the Vivint Smart Home Skill. You will find two separate Alexa skills: Vivint Basic and Vivint Complete.

  • Turn on both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill provides you almost comprehensive management of your home automation and security devices, but you have to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill allows you to change thermostats, lights, and other automation pieces by only saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

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

  • You are now free to use your Vivint system with your Echo speakers.

Vivint home security control panel

If you use Google over Alexa, here is how to sync your Philadelphia smart home with your Google Nest:

  • Open the Google Home app on your smartphone and press the + icon in the upper left corner.

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

  • Search for Vivint and press to link the accounts.

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

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

  • Wrap up by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are free to utilize your Vivint network with Google smart speakers.

What voice commands are usable with your Nest or Echo devices?

You can use almost every part of your Philadelphia smart home with your AI assistant. Check the situation with your smart devices, swap to a pre-determined template, or tinker with the details of a setting by user-friendly voice commands. Or command your Echo or Nest device to organize your security system just like with the Vivint smartphone app.

Check out a few voice commands you can assign to your AI assistant:

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Switch off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Record a clip of my outdoor camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 2 degrees."

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

Save time when you set cycles in your Alexa or Google Home smartphone app that combine different functions. For instance, use "Alexa, I'm going out," and arm your alarms, lower the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or make a preset for "date night" and use your smart home to dim the lights and adjust the temperature to to that perfect, cozy place.

Get the best home security system to pair to your Alexa or Google speaker

As you're looking for the ultimate Philadelphia security system for your family, turn to Vivint. A Vivint specialist will help you personalize your smart home for whatever you need. Just call (267) 493-0789 or send in the form below to begin.