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Pairing your Indianapolis smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be perfect if you could use your Indianapolis security system using only your voice? Take control when you connect your Vivint smart home to your current smart home assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. When you initiate the Vivint skill, you can access all your security cameras, alarms, and home automation devices via your Echo or Nest device. Then when you're ready to say goodnight or head to work, all you have to do is tell your smart device you’re headed out and watch everything activate into guard mode.

Here’s more about linking your Indianapolis smart home to Google or Alexa:

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

Stick to these quick directions to link your Indianapolis smart home to your Amazon speaker:

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

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

  • Say yes to both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill provides you complete control of your connected home security and home automation devices, but you have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill enables you to adjust thermostats, lights, and other automation equipment by merely saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

  • Alexa will have you log into your Vivint account so it can pair.

  • You are able to use your Vivint system with your Alexa components.

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If you prefer Google over Alexa, here is the easiest method to sync your Indianapolis smart home into your Google Nest:

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

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

  • Search for Vivint and click to link the accounts.

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

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

  • Finish by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are able to use your Vivint with Google Nest devices.

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

You can use almost every part of your Indianapolis smart home with your AI assistant. Monitor the situation with your smart alarms and cameras, swap to a preset template, or tinker with the details of a setting by user-friendly voice commands. Or command your Nest or Echo speaker to organize your entire security system in the same way as you can through the Vivint App.

Here’s a preview of a few voice commands you are able to give to Google or Alexa:

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Latch the back door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 3 degrees."

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

Save time when you set procedures in your Google Home or Alexa mobile app that combine different services. For example, try "Google, I'm leaving," and arm your alarms, reduce the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or create a routine for "movie night" and use your home to dim the lights and set the temperature to how your family likes it.

Obtain the ultimate smart security system to sync to your Alexa or Google devices

As you're seeking out the ultimate Indianapolis security system for your needs, turn to Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you personalize your smart home for any need. Simply call (317) 978-5706 or submit in the form below to begin.