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Pairing your Nashville smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be ideal if you were able to use your Nashville 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. Once you launch the Vivint skill, you can control all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices with your Echo or Nest speakers. Then when you're preparing to go to bed or depart for vacation, it’s as easy as telling your smart device goodbye and watch everything activate into guard mode.

Learn more about linking your Nashville smart home to Google or Alexa:

How can you sync your Nashville smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Stick to these quick directions to sync your Nashville smart home with your Amazon devices:

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

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

  • Say yes to both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill allows you complete management of your smart home components, but you will have to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to arm the alarms." The Basic skill enables you to control lights, thermostats, and other automation devices by simply saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

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

  • You are now free to control your Vivint system with your Amazon compatible speakers.

Vivint home security control panel

If you use Google over Alexa, here is the easiest method to pair your Nashville smart home to your Google Nest:

  • Enter the Google Home mobile app and press the + icon in the upper left section.

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

  • Find Vivint and press to link the accounts.

  • Allow Google to manage your Vivint equipment and log into your Vivint system.

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

  • Finish by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you can now utilize your Vivint with Google devices.

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

You can operate nearly every part of your Nashville smart home through your favorite AI assistant. Check the status of your smart alarms and cameras, transfer to a pre-determined template, or perform minute tweaks of a setting via simple voice commands. Or command your Echo or Nest speaker to arrange your entire security system just like you could through the Vivint App.

Here’s a preview of a few voice commands you will be able to assign to your AI assistant:

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Switch off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 2 degrees."

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

Live stress-free when you set procedures in your Alexa or Google Home smartphone app that leverage different functions. For instance, try "Alexa, I'm leaving," and trigger your motion detectors, reduce the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or make a preset for "movie night" and order your home to dim the lights and set the temperature to to that perfect, cozy place.

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

As you're seeking out the best Nashville security system for your family, check out Vivint. A Vivint specialist will help you tailor-make your smart home for your needs. Simply call (615) 908-3403 or fill out in the form below to get started.