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Pairing your Sioux City smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be perfect if you could control your Sioux City security system by your voice? You’re in control when you connect your Vivint home security system to your favorite smart assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. Once you initiate the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your security cameras, alarms, and home automation devices with your Echo or Nest device. Then when you're getting things ready to go to bed or depart for vacation, Simply tell your smart device goodbye and watch everything activate into guard mode.

Check out more about linking your Sioux City smart home to Alexa or Google:

How do you pair your Sioux City smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Simply adhere to these quick directions to sync your Sioux City smart home with your Echo speaker:

  • After you set up your Alexa device, open the Amazon Alexa mobile app and click on Skills & Games.

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

  • Turn on both skills. The Complete skill enables you total control of your home automation and security equipment, 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 simply saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

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

  • You are now free to control your Vivint system with your Amazon compatible components.

Vivint home security control panel

If you prefer Google over Alexa, here is the easiest method to link your Sioux City smart home with your Google Nest:

  • Enter the Google Home app on your smartphone and press the + icon in the top left corner.

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

  • Search for Vivint and press to link the accounts.

  • Allow Google to manage your Vivint equipment and sign into your Vivint system.

  • You can assign your devices to different areas to make your Google Home experience more user-friendly.

  • Finish by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are free to utilize your Vivint with Google smart speakers.

What voice commands work with your Echo or Nest speakers?

You can use nearly every piece of your Sioux City smart home via your preferred AI assistant. Monitor the situation with your smart components, adjust to a preset setting, or tinker with the details of a setting with some easy voice commands. Or command your Nest or Echo device to schedule your entire security system in the same way as you can in the Vivint App.

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

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Secure the back door.”

  • “Switch off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 2 degrees."

  • “Turn off the bedroom light in 30 minutes.”

Live stress-free when you preset cycles in your Google Home or Alexa app that utilize many functions. For instance, use "Google, I'm going out," and set your alarms, lower the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or craft a scene for "movie night" and ask your smart home to dim the lights and move the temperature to just the right level.

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

As you're looking for the superior Sioux City security system for your home, check out Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you customize your smart home for whatever you need. Just call (712) 600-3453 or send in the form below to get started.