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Connecting your Des Moines 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 Des Moines security system by your voice? Take control when you connect your Vivint system to your favorite smart home assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. After you launch the Vivint skill, you can access all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices with your Nest or Echo device. Then when you're preparing to sleep or head to work, it’s as easy as telling your assistant goodbye and relax as everything switches into guard mode.

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

How can you sync your Des Moines smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Stick to these quick steps to sync your Des Moines smart home to your Amazon components:

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

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

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

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

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

Vivint home security control panel

If you like Google over Alexa, here is how to pair your Des Moines smart home with your Google Nest:

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

  • Click on set up device and choose the Have Something Already Set Up selection.

  • Find Vivint and click to tether the accounts.

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

  • You can authorize your components smart devices to your rooms to make your Google Home experience simpler.

  • Complete the process by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are free to utilize your Vivint equipment with Google devices.

What voice commands work with your Nest or Echo speakers?

You can operate virtually every function of your Des Moines smart home with your favorite AI assistant. Check the status of your smart devices, adjust to a preset mode, or minutely tweak a setting with some user-friendly vocal commands. Or command your Nest or Echo device to arrange your security system just like with the Vivint smartphone app.

Here are just a few voice commands you can assign to Google or Alexa:

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Secure all the doors.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Lower the heat 5 degrees."

  • “Turn off the downstairs light in an hour.”

Save time when you set procedures in your Google Home or Alexa app that utilize multiple services. For instance, use "Google, I'm going out," and trigger your alarms, reduce the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or craft a routine for "tv night" and use the command to lower the lights and set the temperature to how your family likes it.

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

As you're seeking out the superior Des Moines security system for your family, turn to Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you personalize your smart home for your needs. Simply call (515) 972-5232 or send in the form below to start the process.