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Connecting your Spokane smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be great if you were able to control your Spokane security system using only voice commands? You can when you connect your Vivint home security system to your preferred smart home assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. When you launch the Vivint skill, you can access all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices with your Nest or Echo device. Then when you're ready to sleep or leave the house, all you have to do is tell your smart device goodbye and watch everything activate into guard mode.

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

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

Follow these simple directions to pair your Spokane smart home with your Alexa speaker:

  • Once you configure your Echo device, open the Amazon Alexa app on your smartphone and click on Skills & Games.

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

  • Turn on both the Basic and Complete skills. The Complete skill allows you nearly complete control of your home automation and security components, but you have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to control 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 pair.

  • You can now use your Vivint system with your Echo speakers.

Vivint home security control panel

If you use Google over Alexa, here is the easiest method to link your Spokane smart home into your Google Nest:

  • Select the Google Home App and press the + icon in the upper left section.

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

  • Find Vivint and tap to pair the accounts.

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

  • You can appoint your components smart devices to your rooms to make your Google Home experience easier.

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

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

You can operate almost every part of your Spokane smart home with your preferred AI assistant. Monitor the status of your smart components, swap to a preset template, or perform minute tweaks of a setting with some simple vocal commands. Or command your Nest or Echo speaker to schedule your entire security system just like you could through the Vivint mobile app.

Here are just a few commands you will be able to give to Google or Alexa:

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Secure the back door.”

  • “Power off my family room light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Record a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 3 degrees."

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

You can also set routines in your Alexa or Google Home smartphone app that combine different services. For instance, try "Google, I'm leaving the house," and set your motion detectors, lower the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or create a preset for "date night" and use your smart home to power off the lighting and adjust the temperature to just the right level.

Buy the superior smart security system to link to your Alexa or Google speaker

As you're seeking out the best Spokane security system for your needs, trust Vivint. A Vivint specialist will help you tailor-make your smart home for whatever you need. Just call (509) 794-3440 or submit in the form below to begin.