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Pairing your Long Island 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 Long Island security system by your voice? You’re in control when you connect your Vivint smart home to your current smart assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. When you launch the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices through your Nest or Echo speakers. Then when you're getting things ready to go to bed or leave the house, all you have to do is tell your home to guard the house and watch everything activate into guard mode.

Learn more about pairing your Long Island smart home to Google or Alexa:

How do you pair your Long Island smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Simply adhere to these quick steps to link your Long Island smart home with your Echo speaker:

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

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

  • Turn on both the Basic and Complete skills. The Complete skill allows you total management of your smart home components, 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 equipment by merely saying, "Alexa, turn on the lights."

  • Alexa will need you to log into your Vivint profile so it can connect devices.

  • You are able to use your Vivint system with your Amazon compatible speakers.

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If you like Google over Alexa, here is the easiest method to sync your Long Island smart home into your Google Nest:

  • Enter the Google Home app on your smartphone and select the + icon in the top left section.

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

  • Locate Vivint and tap to pair the accounts.

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

  • You can authorize your devices to different areas to make your Google Home experience more user-friendly.

  • Wrap up by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are free to command your Vivint with Google devices.

What voice commands work with your Echo or Nest speakers?

You can use almost every function of your Long Island smart home through your AI assistant. Monitor the condition of your smart alarms and cameras, adjust to a pre-determined mode, or perform minute tweaks of a setting with some simple vocal commands. Or tell your Nest or Echo device to schedule your entire security system just like through the Vivint mobile app.

Here’s a preview of a few commands you will be able to assign to Alexa or Google:

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Lock all the doors.”

  • “Power off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Record a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 3 degrees."

  • “Turn off the bedroom light in an hour.”

Save time when you program in cycles in your Alexa or Google Home app that utilize many functions. For example, use "Google, I'm leaving the house," and arm your alarms, adjust the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or craft a preset for "movie night" and use your home to dim the lights and set the temperature to to that perfect, cozy place.

Get the best home security system to link to your Alexa or Google devices

As you're finding the ultimate Long Island security system for your family, check out Vivint. A Vivint specialist will help you tailor-make your smart home for whatever you need. Just call (631) 502-4004 or send in the form below to get started.