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Connecting your Boulder smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be ideal if you had the ability to control your Boulder security system using only 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 activate the Vivint skill, you can access all your security cameras, alarms, and home automation devices via your Nest or Echo device. Then when you're preparing to sleep or depart for vacation, it’s as easy as telling your smart device to guard the house and relax as everything switches into guard mode.

Here’s more about connecting your Boulder smart home to Google or Alexa:

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

Simply adhere to these quick directions to link your Boulder smart home with your Echo speaker:

  • After you configure your Alexa device, open the Amazon Alexa app on your smartphone and hit Skills & Games.

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

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

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

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

Vivint home security control panel

If you use Google over Amazon, here is the best way to sync your Boulder 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.

  • Pick set up device and press the Have Something Already Set Up selection.

  • Find Vivint and press to link the accounts.

  • Allow Google to manage your Vivint system and sign into your Vivint system.

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

  • Finish by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are able to command your Vivint equipment with Google smart speakers.

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

You can operate nearly every part of your Boulder smart home through your AI assistant. See the status of your smart alarms and cameras, transfer to a pre-determined setting, or minutely tweak a setting via easy vocal commands. Or tell your Echo or Nest device to schedule your entire security system just like you could in the Vivint mobile app.

Here’s a preview of a few commands you can assign to Alexa or Google:

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Latch the front door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Record a clip of my outdoor camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 3 degrees."

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

Save time when you preset routines in your Google Home or Alexa app that utilize multiple functions. For example, say "Alexa, I'm leaving," and set your alarms, adjust the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or make a routine for "date night" and use your smart home to lower the lights and move the temperature to just the right level.

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

As you're finding the ultimate Boulder security system for your home, trust Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you customize your smart home for any need. Just call (720) 807-9203 or submit in the form below to begin.