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Pairing your Boston smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
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Wouldn't it be perfect if you had the ability to use your Boston security system with your voice? You’re in control when you pair your Vivint system to your current smart assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. After you initiate the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices with your Echo or Nest device. Then when you're ready to go to bed or head to work, Simply tell your smart device you’re headed out and watch your home transition into guard mode.

Check out more about pairing your Boston smart home to Google or Alexa:

How to sync your Boston smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Follow these quick directions to link your Boston smart home with your Echo speaker:

  • Once you install your Alexa device, open the Amazon Alexa app and find Skills & Games.

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

  • Say yes to both skills. The Complete skill allows you almost total control of your connected home security and home automation components, but you have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to control thermostats, lights, 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 operate your Vivint system with your Echo components.

Vivint home security control panel

If you prefer Google over Amazon, here is the easiest method to pair your Boston smart home into your Google Nest:

  • Enter the Google Home mobile app and select the + icon in the top left corner.

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

  • Locate Vivint and tap to link the accounts.

  • Allow Google to manage your Vivint devices and log 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 command your Vivint network with Google Nest devices.

What voice commands work with your Echo or Nest speakers?

You can operate almost every function of your Boston smart home through your preferred AI assistant. See the condition of your smart components, transfer to a pre-determined setting, or tinker with the details of a setting by simple vocal commands. Or command your Nest or Echo speaker to organize 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 Alexa or Google:

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Latch the back door.”

  • “Switch off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Record a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 2 degrees."

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

You can also program in routines in your Google Home or Alexa smartphone app that leverage many functions. For example, say "Google, I'm going out," and arm your alarms, adjust the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or craft a scene for "tv night" and order the command to power off the lights and move the temperature to just the right level.

Get the superior home security system to sync to your Alexa or Google speaker

As you're finding the superior Boston security system for your family, trust Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you customize your smart home for any need. Just call (617) 826-8647 or send in the form below to get started.