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How to connect your Lansing smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be perfect if you had the ability to control your Lansing security system using only voice commands? You’re in control when you pair your Vivint system to your current AI assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. When you activate the Vivint skill, you can control all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices via your Echo or Nest speakers. Then when you're preparing to sleep or head to work, Simply tell your assistant to guard the house and watch your home transition into guard mode.

Learn more about pairing your Lansing smart home to Google or Alexa:

How to pair your Lansing smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Simply adhere to these quick directions to sync your Lansing smart home with your Alexa devices:

  • After you set up your Alexa device, enter the Amazon Alexa app on your smartphone and hit Skills & Games.

  • Search for the Vivint Smart Home Skill. You’ll see two separate Alexa skills: Vivint Complete and Vivint Basic.

  • Turn on both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill enables you almost complete control of your connected home security and home automation equipment, but you will have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill enables you to change lights, thermostats, and other automation equipment by merely saying, "Alexa, turn on the lights."

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

  • You are able to control your Vivint system with your Amazon compatible speakers.

Vivint home security control panel

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

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

  • Pick set up device and choose the Have Something Already Set Up choice.

  • Search for Vivint and click to tether the accounts.

  • Enable Google to handle your Vivint equipment and sign into your Vivint system.

  • You can authorize your components smart devices to different areas 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 network with Google smart speakers.

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

You can control nearly every function of your Lansing smart home with your preferred AI assistant. Check the situation with your smart alarms and cameras, transfer to a preset setting, or minutely tweak a setting with some simple vocal commands. Or ask your Nest or Echo speaker to schedule your system just like in the Vivint smartphone app.

Here’s a preview of a few commands you can give to your AI assistant:

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Secure the back door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Record a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Lower the heat 5 degrees."

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

Live stress-free when you program in procedures in your Alexa or Google Home mobile app that utilize different devices. For example, use "Google, I'm going out," and set your alarms, reduce the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or create a preset for "movie night" and use the command to lower the lighting and set the temperature to to that perfect, cozy place.

Get the best smart security system to sync to your Google or Alexa devices

As you're looking for the superior Lansing security system for your family, trust Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you personalize your smart home for any need. Simply call (517) 760-8950 or send in the form below to start the process.