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Pairing your Grand Rapids smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be ideal if you were able to power your Grand Rapids security system by your voice? You’re in control when you pair your Vivint system to your favorite smart assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. Once you launch the Vivint skill, you can control all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices through your Echo or Nest device. Then when you're getting things ready to sleep or head to work, all you have to do is tell your home to guard the house and watch your home transition into guard mode.

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

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

Simply adhere to these easy directions to pair your Grand Rapids smart home with your Echo components:

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

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

  • Enable both the Basic and Complete skills. The Complete skill allows you nearly comprehensive management of your home automation and security components, but you have to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to adjust lights, thermostats, and other automation pieces by only saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

  • Alexa will need you to log into your Vivint account so it can connect devices.

  • You are able to operate your Vivint system with your Echo speakers.

Vivint home security control panel

If you prefer Google over Alexa, here is the easiest method to pair your Grand Rapids smart home to your Google Nest:

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

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

  • Search for Vivint and tap to link the accounts.

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

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

  • Complete the process by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you can now command your Vivint network with Google smart speakers.

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

You can operate virtually every part of your Grand Rapids smart home with your favorite AI assistant. See the condition of your smart components, transfer to a preset mode, or minutely tweak a setting via user-friendly vocal commands. Or command your Nest or Echo speaker to schedule your system just like with 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 front door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my outdoor camera."

  • "Lower the heat 3 degrees."

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

You can also program in cycles in your Alexa or Google Home mobile app that combine different devices. For instance, say "Google, I'm leaving," and arm your alarms, reduce the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or create a scene for "tv night" and ask your home to power off the lights and move the thermostat to to that perfect, cozy place.

Obtain the superior home security system to pair to your Google or Alexa devices

As you're seeking out the superior Grand Rapids security system for your needs, trust Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you customize your smart home for whatever you need. Just call (616) 747-8419 or submit in the form below to begin.