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Pairing your Rochester smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be ideal if you could power your Rochester security system using only voice commands? Take control when you sync your Vivint home security system to your current smart assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. Once you launch the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices with your Echo or Nest device. Then when you're preparing to say goodnight or head to work, it’s as easy as telling your smart device you’re headed out and watch your home transition into guard mode.

Check out more about connecting your Rochester smart home to Google or Alexa:

How do you sync your Rochester smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Simply adhere to these easy steps to sync your Rochester smart home to your Amazon speaker:

  • Once you set up your Echo device, log into the Amazon Alexa mobile app and find Skills & Games.

  • Search for the Vivint Smart Home Skill. You should find two separate Alexa skills: Vivint Complete and Vivint Basic.

  • Turn on both skills. The Complete skill allows you total control of your connected home security and home automation components, but you need to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill enables you to control thermostats, lights, and other automation pieces by only saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

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

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

Vivint home security control panel

If you like Google over Amazon, here is the easiest method to sync your Rochester smart home into your Google Nest:

  • Enter the Google Home mobile app and press the + icon in the upper left part of the screen.

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

  • Search for Vivint and click to pair the accounts.

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

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

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

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

You can operate almost every function of your Rochester smart home through your preferred AI assistant. Monitor the situation with your smart components, swap to a preset mode, or minutely tweak a setting by simple voice commands. Or ask your Echo or Nest speaker to arrange your system just like you could with the Vivint App.

Here are just a few commands you will be able to assign to Google or Alexa:

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Latch all the doors.”

  • “Switch off my family room light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Lower the heat 5 degrees."

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

Live stress-free when you set cycles in your Google Home or Alexa app that leverage multiple devices. For example, say "Google, I'm leaving," and trigger your alarms, adjust the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or make a routine for "tv night" and ask your smart home to dim the lights and move the thermostat to just the right level.

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

As you're seeking out the best Rochester security system for your home, check out Vivint. A Vivint specialist will help you customize your smart home for whatever you need. Just call (507) 710-3863 or send in the form below to begin.