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How to connect your Rochester 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 Rochester security system by your voice? You can when you connect your Vivint system to your preferred smart assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. When you initiate the Vivint skill, you can access all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices with your Echo or Nest device. Then when you're preparing to say goodnight or depart for vacation, it’s as easy as telling your smart device to guard the house and watch everything activate into guard mode.

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

How can you pair your Rochester smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Stick to these quick steps to pair your Rochester smart home with your Alexa speaker:

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

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

  • Enable both the Basic and Complete skills. The Complete skill allows you comprehensive management of your smart home components, but you have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to change thermostats, lights, and other automation equipment by simply saying, "Alexa, flip on the lights."

  • Alexa will have you log into your Vivint account so it can pair.

  • You can now operate your Vivint system with your Amazon compatible speakers.

Vivint home security control panel

If you use Google over Amazon, here is the best way to link your Rochester smart home to your Google Nest:

  • Select the Google Home App and press the + icon in the upper left corner.

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

  • Search for Vivint and tap to link the accounts.

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

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

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

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

You can operate nearly every piece of your Rochester smart home through your preferred AI assistant. Check the status of your smart devices, transfer to a pre-determined template, or tinker with the details of a setting via simple voice commands. Or command your Nest or Echo device to arrange your entire security system in the same way as you can with the Vivint smartphone app.

Check out a few voice commands you are able to give to Google or Alexa:

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Secure the front door.”

  • “Turn off my family room light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 3 degrees."

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

Save time when you set cycles in your Alexa or Google Home smartphone app that leverage multiple functions. For example, say "Alexa, I'm leaving," and set your alarms, adjust the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or craft a scene for "tv night" and order the command to power off the lighting and set the thermostat to to that perfect, cozy place.

Buy the best home security system to pair to your Alexa or Google devices

As you're seeking out the ultimate Rochester security system for your home, check out Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you tailor-make your smart home for any need. Just call (585) 534-3389 or submit in the form below to begin.