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Connecting your Youngstown smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be ideal if you could control your Youngstown security system by your voice? Take control when you connect your Vivint system to your current AI assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. When you initiate the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices via your Echo or Nest speakers. Then when you're preparing to sleep or depart for vacation, Simply tell your assistant to guard the house and watch your home transition into guard mode.

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

How to sync your Youngstown smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Simply adhere to these simple steps to link your Youngstown smart home to your Echo devices:

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

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

  • Enable both the Basic and Complete skills. The Complete skill enables you nearly comprehensive control of your smart home devices, but you need to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to control thermostats, lights, and other automation pieces by only 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 operate your Vivint system with your Echo devices.

Vivint home security control panel

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

  • Enter the Google Home App and press the + icon in the top left section.

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

  • Locate Vivint and press to link the accounts.

  • Enable Google to handle your Vivint devices and log into your Vivint system.

  • You can appoint your components smart devices to various parts of the house to make your Google Home experience easier.

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

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

You can operate nearly every piece of your Youngstown smart home with your preferred AI assistant. See the condition of your smart components, adjust to a pre-determined template, or minutely tweak a setting with some easy voice commands. Or tell your Echo or Nest speaker to organize your entire security system just like with the Vivint smartphone app.

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

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Secure the back door.”

  • “Power off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my outdoor camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 2 degrees."

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

Live stress-free when you set routines in your Google Home or Alexa smartphone app that utilize multiple functions. For instance, try "Google, I'm leaving," and trigger your alarms, reduce the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or craft a preset for "movie night" and ask your home to dim the lighting and move the thermostat to to that perfect, cozy place.

Buy the best home security system to link to your Alexa or Google devices

As you're seeking out the superior Youngstown security system for your needs, turn to Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you personalize your smart home for your needs. Simply call (330) 632-1363 or fill out in the form below to get started.