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How to connect your New Haven smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be ideal if you had the ability to control your New Haven security system by voice commands? You can when you sync your Vivint smart home to your preferred AI assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. When you initiate the Vivint skill, you can control all your security cameras, alarms, and home automation devices via your Nest or Echo speakers. Then when you're getting things ready to say goodnight or leave the house, all you have to do is tell your assistant you’re headed out and relax as everything switches into guard mode.

Here’s more about pairing your New Haven smart home to Google or Alexa:

How to sync your New Haven smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Stick to these simple directions to sync your New Haven smart home with your Alexa speaker:

  • After you set up your Echo device, open the Amazon Alexa app and find Skills & Games.

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

  • Say yes to both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill allows you comprehensive control of your smart home components, but you have to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to arm the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to adjust lights, thermostats, and other automation pieces by only saying, "Alexa, flip on the lights."

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

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

Vivint home security control panel

If you like Google over Amazon, here is the best way to sync your New Haven smart home into your Google Nest:

  • Open the Google Home App and press the + icon in the upper left section.

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

  • Locate Vivint and click to pair the accounts.

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

  • You can authorize 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 are able to utilize your Vivint equipment with Google Nest devices.

What voice commands are usable with your Echo or Nest speakers?

You can control virtually every piece of your New Haven smart home via your AI assistant. Monitor the condition of your smart alarms and cameras, adjust to a pre-determined setting, or tinker with the details of a setting via user-friendly voice commands. Or command your Echo or Nest speaker to schedule your security system just like you could through the Vivint smartphone app.

Here’s a preview of a few commands you will be able to give to your AI assistant:

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Secure the front door.”

  • “Switch off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Lower the heat 2 degrees."

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

You can also set procedures in your Google Home or Alexa app that combine multiple devices. For instance, try "Google, I'm leaving," and trigger your motion detectors, lower the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or create a preset for "tv night" and use your home to power off the lights and move the temperature to how your family likes it.

Obtain the best home security system to link to your Alexa or Google speaker

As you're looking for the superior New Haven security system for your needs, turn to Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you tailor-make your smart home for whatever you need. Just call (203) 625-1716 or fill out in the form below to begin.