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Connecting your Arlington 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 use your Arlington security system by voice commands? You’re in control when you pair your Vivint system to your current AI assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. When you initiate the Vivint skill, you can control all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices via your Nest or Echo speakers. Then when you're getting things ready to say goodnight or head to work, it’s as easy as telling your home to guard the house and watch your home transition into guard mode.

Here’s more about pairing your Arlington smart home to Alexa or Google:

How can you pair your Arlington smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Simply adhere to these simple steps to sync your Arlington smart home to your Amazon speaker:

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

  • Find the Vivint Smart Home Skill. You should have two separate Alexa skills: Vivint Basic and Vivint Complete.

  • Enable both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill enables you almost total control of your home automation and security equipment, but you need to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill allows you to control thermostats, lights, and other automation equipment by simply 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 control your Vivint system with your Amazon compatible devices.

Vivint home security control panel

If you use Google over Amazon, here is how to pair your Arlington smart home to your Google Nest:

  • Open the Google Home mobile app and press the + icon in the top left corner.

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

  • Find Vivint and tap to tether the accounts.

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

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

  • Complete the process by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are free to utilize your Vivint with Google Nest devices.

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

You can use virtually every part of your Arlington smart home through your favorite AI assistant. See the situation with your smart devices, adjust to a pre-determined setting, or minutely tweak a setting with some user-friendly vocal commands. Or command your Echo or Nest speaker to arrange your system in the same way as you can with the Vivint mobile app.

Here’s a preview of a few commands you are able to give to your AI assistant:

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Lock all the doors.”

  • “Turn off my family room light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 5 degrees."

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

You can also set cycles in your Google Home or Alexa mobile app that utilize many devices. For instance, say "Alexa, I'm going out," and set your alarms, adjust the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or make a preset for "tv night" and ask the command to power off the lighting and adjust the temperature to how your family likes it.

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As you're looking for the best Arlington security system for your family, trust Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you personalize your smart home for any need. Just call (703) 791-1576 or submit in the form below to start the process.