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How to connect your Worcester smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
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Wouldn't it be great if you had the ability to control your Worcester security system using only voice commands? Take control when you connect your Vivint home security system to your preferred smart assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. After you activate the Vivint skill, you can access all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices through your Nest or Echo speakers. Then when you're ready to go to bed or depart for vacation, it’s as easy as telling your smart device you’re headed out and watch your home transition into guard mode.

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

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

Stick to these quick directions to pair your Worcester smart home with your Echo speaker:

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

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

  • Turn on both skills. The Complete skill enables you almost comprehensive control of your connected home security and home automation devices, but you have to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill enables you to control lights, thermostats, and other automation pieces by merely saying, "Alexa, flip on the lights."

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

  • You can now use your Vivint system with your Alexa components.

Vivint home security control panel

If you use Google over Amazon, here is how to pair your Worcester smart home into your Google Nest:

  • Select the Google Home mobile app and press the + icon in the upper left part of the screen.

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

  • Search for Vivint and click to pair the accounts.

  • Permit Google to handle your Vivint system and sign into your Vivint system.

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

  • Complete the process by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you can now utilize your Vivint network with Google smart speakers.

What voice commands work with your Echo or Nest speakers?

You can control virtually every piece of your Worcester smart home via your AI assistant. Monitor the status of your smart devices, swap to a pre-determined template, or minutely tweak a setting via easy vocal commands. Or command your Nest or Echo device to schedule your security system just like you could in the Vivint mobile app.

Here’s a preview of a few voice commands you will be able to give to Google or Alexa:

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Secure all the doors.”

  • “Turn off my family room light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my outdoor camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 3 degrees."

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

Live stress-free when you preset procedures in your Google Home or Alexa mobile app that leverage many functions. For instance, try "Alexa, I'm leaving," and arm your motion detectors, reduce the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or create a scene for "date night" and ask your smart home to dim the lights and adjust the temperature to to that perfect, cozy place.

Get the ultimate home security system to pair to your Alexa or Google speaker

As you're looking for the ultimate Worcester security system for your family, check out Vivint. A Vivint specialist will help you personalize your smart home for your needs. Just call (508) 392-5472 or fill out in the form below to start the process.