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How to connect your Louisville smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
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Wouldn't it be ideal if you were able to use your Louisville security system using only voice commands? You can when you pair your Vivint smart home to your favorite smart assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. When you activate the Vivint skill, you can access all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices via your Echo or Nest device. Then when you're preparing to say goodnight or head to work, Simply tell your home to guard the house and relax as everything switches into guard mode.

Learn more about connecting your Louisville smart home to Alexa or Google:

How to link your Louisville smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Simply adhere to these simple directions to pair your Louisville smart home with your Alexa devices:

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

  • Find the Vivint Smart Home Skill. You’ll have two different Alexa skills: Vivint Complete and Vivint Basic.

  • Turn on both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill provides you complete control of your connected home security and home automation equipment, but you need to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill allows you to control lights, thermostats, and other automation pieces by simply saying, "Alexa, flip on the lights."

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

  • You are now free to operate your Vivint system with your Amazon compatible devices.

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If you prefer Google over Alexa, here is how to link your Louisville smart home into your Google Nest:

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

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

  • Find Vivint and press to link the accounts.

  • Enable Google to manage your Vivint system and sign into your Vivint system.

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

  • Wrap up by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you can now command your Vivint system with Google devices.

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

You can use nearly every piece of your Louisville smart home via your favorite AI assistant. Check the situation with your smart components, transfer to a preset setting, or perform minute tweaks of a setting with some easy vocal commands. Or tell your Echo or Nest device to schedule your security system in the same way as you can with the Vivint mobile app.

Here are just a few commands you are able to assign to Alexa or Google:

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Power off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Record a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 5 degrees."

  • “Turn off the kid’s room light in 30 minutes.”

Save time when you set cycles in your Alexa or Google Home smartphone app that utilize multiple functions. For example, try "Google, I'm going out," and set your motion detectors, lower the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or craft a scene for "tv night" and ask your smart home to dim the lights and move the thermostat to how your family likes it.

Buy the superior smart security system to sync to your Google or Alexa devices

As you're seeking out the superior Louisville security system for your needs, trust Vivint. A Vivint specialist will help you tailor-make your smart home for your needs. Just call (502) 483-0778 or fill out in the form below to start the process.