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Pairing your Sacramento 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 Sacramento security system using only voice commands? You’re in control when you connect your Vivint home security system to your current smart home assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. Once you launch the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your security cameras, alarms, and home automation devices through your Nest or Echo speakers. Then when you're getting things ready to say goodnight or depart for vacation, it’s as easy as telling your assistant goodbye and relax as everything switches into guard mode.

Check out more about connecting your Sacramento smart home to Alexa or Google:

How do you sync your Sacramento smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Simply adhere to these easy directions to sync your Sacramento smart home to your Alexa speaker:

  • After you set up your Echo device, log into the Amazon Alexa app and hit Skills & Games.

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

  • Say yes to both skills. The Complete skill allows you almost comprehensive control of your home automation and security equipment, but you will have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill allows you to change thermostats, lights, and other automation equipment by merely saying, "Alexa, flip on the lights."

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

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

Vivint home security control panel

If you prefer Google over Alexa, here is the easiest method to link your Sacramento smart home to your Google Nest:

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

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

  • Search for Vivint and tap to pair the accounts.

  • Permit Google to administer your Vivint system and log into your Vivint system.

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

  • Complete the process by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are able to use your Vivint network with Google smart speakers.

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

You can control virtually every piece of your Sacramento smart home via your AI assistant. Check the situation with your smart devices, swap to a pre-determined template, or tinker with the details of a setting with some simple vocal commands. Or ask your Echo or Nest speaker to arrange your system in the same way as you can in the Vivint mobile app.

Here’s a preview of a few commands you can assign to Alexa or Google:

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Latch all the doors.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my outdoor camera."

  • "Lower the heat 5 degrees."

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

You can also set cycles in your Google Home or Alexa smartphone app that leverage many functions. For instance, try "Google, I'm going out," and set your alarms, adjust the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or craft a scene for "tv night" and ask the command to power off the lights and adjust the thermostat to just the right level.

Buy the ultimate smart security system to pair to your Alexa or Google devices

As you're finding the ultimate Sacramento security system for your home, check out Vivint. A Vivint specialist will help you customize your smart home for any need. Just call (916) 914-8674 or fill out in the form below to begin.