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Connecting your Albuquerque smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be great if you were able to use your Albuquerque security system by voice commands? Take control when you pair your Vivint system to your preferred smart home assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. When you initiate 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 go to bed or leave the house, it’s as easy as telling your home goodbye and watch your home transition into guard mode.

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

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

Stick to these quick directions to link your Albuquerque smart home to your Amazon devices:

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

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

  • Enable both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill enables you nearly total management of your connected home security and home automation components, but you need to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to arm the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to change lights, thermostats, and other automation pieces by merely saying, "Alexa, flip on the lights."

  • Alexa will have you log into your Vivint profile so it can connect devices.

  • You can now use your Vivint system with your Alexa components.

Vivint home security control panel

If you use Google over Alexa, here is the best way to sync your Albuquerque smart home to your Google Nest:

  • Open the Google Home mobile app and press the + icon in the top left section.

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

  • Locate Vivint and tap to tether the accounts.

  • Allow Google to handle your Vivint system and log into your Vivint system.

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

  • Wrap up by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are able to command your Vivint system with Google devices.

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

You can use virtually every function of your Albuquerque smart home with your AI assistant. See the situation with your smart components, swap to a pre-determined setting, or perform minute tweaks of a setting by simple vocal commands. Or command your Echo or Nest speaker to schedule your system just like you could in the Vivint smartphone app.

Here are just a few commands you can assign to your AI assistant:

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Secure all the doors.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Record a clip of my outdoor camera."

  • "Lower the heat 5 degrees."

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

Live stress-free when you set routines in your Alexa or Google Home mobile app that combine many devices. For example, try "Alexa, I'm going out," and trigger your alarms, reduce the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or make a routine for "movie night" and order the command to power off the lights and set the temperature to how your family likes it.

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

As you're finding the superior Albuquerque security system for your family, trust Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you customize your smart home for whatever you need. Simply call (505) 605-2321 or send in the form below to start the process.