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How to connect your St. Louis smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
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Wouldn't it be ideal if you were able to power your St. Louis security system by your voice? You can when you connect your Vivint system to your favorite smart home assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. When you initiate the Vivint skill, you can access all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices through your Echo or Nest speakers. Then when you're ready to sleep or head to work, all you have to do is tell your smart device to guard the house and watch everything activate into guard mode.

Check out more about linking your St. Louis smart home to Google or Alexa:

How to link your St. Louis smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Stick to these simple directions to sync your St. Louis smart home to your Echo components:

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

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

  • Say yes to both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill allows you complete control of your home automation and security components, but you need to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to adjust lights, thermostats, and other automation devices by simply saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

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

  • You are able to use your Vivint system with your Echo components.

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If you prefer Google over Alexa, here is the easiest method to pair your St. Louis smart home with your Google Nest:

  • Open the Google Home app on your smartphone and select the + icon in the top left part of the screen.

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

  • Find Vivint and press to tether the accounts.

  • Allow Google to administer your Vivint devices and sign into your Vivint system.

  • You can authorize your devices to various parts of the house to make your Google Home experience simpler.

  • Wrap up by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you can now command your Vivint network with Google smart speakers.

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

You can control almost every part of your St. Louis smart home through your favorite AI assistant. Check the situation with your smart components, adjust to a pre-determined setting, or tinker with the details of a setting with some user-friendly vocal commands. Or ask your Echo or Nest device to schedule your entire security system just like you could with the Vivint mobile app.

Check out a few commands you can assign to your AI assistant:

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Lock all the doors.”

  • “Turn off my family room light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my outdoor camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 3 degrees."

  • “Turn off the kid’s room light in half an hour.”

You can also preset routines in your Alexa or Google Home app that combine many devices. For example, try "Google, I'm leaving," and set your alarms, adjust the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or make a scene for "tv night" and ask your home to power off the lights and adjust the temperature to to that perfect, cozy place.

Obtain the ultimate home security system to sync to your Alexa or Google devices

As you're finding the superior St. Louis security system for your needs, check out Vivint. A Vivint specialist will help you tailor-make your smart home for whatever you need. Simply call (314) 866-4556 or send in the form below to start the process.