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Connecting your Green Bay smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be great if you were able to control your Green Bay security system by your voice? You can when you pair your Vivint smart home to your current AI assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. After you launch the Vivint skill, you can access all your security cameras, alarms, and home automation devices via your Nest or Echo device. Then when you're 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.

Here’s more about connecting your Green Bay smart home to Google or Alexa:

How do you link your Green Bay smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Simply adhere to these quick steps to link your Green Bay smart home with your Alexa components:

  • Once you configure your Alexa device, enter the Amazon Alexa mobile app and find Skills & Games.

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

  • Say yes to both skills. The Complete skill allows you almost comprehensive management of your smart home equipment, but you will have to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill enables you to adjust thermostats, lights, and other automation pieces by only saying, "Alexa, turn on the lights."

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

  • You can now control your Vivint system with your Alexa devices.

Vivint home security control panel

If you use Google over Alexa, here is the best way to link your Green Bay smart home into your Google Nest:

  • Enter the Google Home mobile app and select the + icon in the top left corner.

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

  • Search for Vivint and tap to link the accounts.

  • Enable Google to manage your Vivint devices and log into your Vivint system.

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

  • Finish by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are free to command your Vivint system with Google Nest devices.

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

You can operate nearly every part of your Green Bay smart home with your favorite AI assistant. See the condition of your smart alarms and cameras, transfer to a pre-determined template, or tinker with the details of a setting by simple vocal commands. Or tell your Echo or Nest speaker to organize your entire security system just like with the Vivint smartphone app.

Check out a few voice commands you are able to give to Alexa or Google:

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Secure the front door.”

  • “Power off my family room light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my outdoor camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 2 degrees."

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

Save time when you preset procedures in your Alexa or Google Home mobile app that combine different services. For example, say "Alexa, I'm going out," and trigger your motion detectors, lower the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or create a preset for "tv night" and ask the command to lower the lights and adjust the thermostat to to that perfect, cozy place.

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

As you're seeking out the best Green Bay security system for your needs, check out Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you personalize your smart home for your needs. Just call (920) 663-3617 or submit in the form below to begin.