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How to connect your Minneapolis smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be great if you had the ability to use your Minneapolis security system with voice commands? Take control when you connect your Vivint home security system to your current AI assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. After you launch the Vivint skill, you can access all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices through your Echo or Nest speakers. Then when you're getting things ready to say goodnight or leave the house, it’s as easy as telling your home goodbye and watch everything activate into guard mode.

Learn more about pairing your Minneapolis smart home to Alexa or Google:

How do you link your Minneapolis smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Stick to these quick steps to link your Minneapolis smart home with your Echo devices:

  • Once you install your Alexa device, log into the Amazon Alexa mobile app and click on Skills & Games.

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

  • Turn on both the Basic and Complete skills. The Complete skill enables you comprehensive management of your smart home devices, but you have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill allows you to adjust thermostats, lights, and other automation equipment by merely saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

  • Alexa will require you to log into your Vivint account so it can link.

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

Vivint home security control panel

If you use Google over Alexa, here is the best way to link your Minneapolis smart home with your Google Nest:

  • Open the Google Home App and select the + icon in the top left part of the screen.

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

  • Locate Vivint and click to link the accounts.

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

  • You can assign your devices to different areas to make your Google Home experience simpler.

  • Wrap up by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you can now use your Vivint equipment with Google smart speakers.

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

You can control almost every function of your Minneapolis smart home with your AI assistant. Check the status of your smart devices, adjust to a pre-determined template, or tinker with the details of a setting via easy voice commands. Or ask your Echo or Nest speaker to arrange your security system in the same way as you can through the Vivint App.

Here are just a few commands you will be able to assign to your AI assistant:

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Latch all the doors.”

  • “Power off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 3 degrees."

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

Live stress-free when you preset procedures in your Alexa or Google Home mobile app that combine many functions. For instance, say "Alexa, I'm leaving the house," and arm your alarms, adjust the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or create a preset for "date night" and order your home to power off the lights and move the temperature to to that perfect, cozy place.

Obtain the best smart security system to link to your Alexa or Google devices

As you're finding the ultimate Minneapolis security system for your needs, turn to Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you tailor-make your smart home for any need. Just call (612) 662-1765 or fill out in the form below to get started.