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How to connect your Manchester smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be great if you were able to use your Manchester security system using only voice commands? You’re in control when you pair your Vivint system to your preferred smart assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. Once you initiate the Vivint skill, you can access all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices with your Echo or Nest speakers. Then when you're ready to go to bed or depart for vacation, Simply tell your assistant to guard the house and relax as everything switches into guard mode.

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

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

Simply adhere to these simple steps to sync your Manchester smart home with your Amazon components:

  • After you set up your Echo device, log into the Amazon Alexa mobile app and find Skills & Games.

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

  • Enable both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill allows you nearly comprehensive management of your connected home security and home automation equipment, but you need to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill enables you to control thermostats, lights, and other automation devices by only saying, "Alexa, flip on the lights."

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

  • You are now free to use your Vivint system with your Alexa devices.

Vivint home security control panel

If you like Google over Amazon, here is the best way to sync your Manchester smart home to your Google Nest:

  • Select the Google Home App and select the + icon in the top left corner.

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

  • Locate Vivint and tap to pair the accounts.

  • Enable Google to administer your Vivint system and log into your Vivint system.

  • You can appoint your components smart devices to your rooms to make your Google Home experience more user-friendly.

  • Wrap up by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are able to utilize your Vivint with Google Nest devices.

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

You can operate nearly every function of your Manchester smart home via your favorite AI assistant. See the situation with your smart devices, adjust to a preset mode, or tinker with the details of a setting with some easy voice commands. Or command your Echo or Nest device to organize your system in the same way as you can with the Vivint App.

Here are just a few commands you can assign to your AI assistant:

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Switch off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Record a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 3 degrees."

  • “Turn off the bedroom light in 30 minutes.”

You can also set cycles in your Google Home or Alexa smartphone app that utilize multiple devices. For example, use "Google, I'm leaving the house," and set your alarms, adjust the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or create a routine for "movie night" and order your home to lower the lighting and set the temperature to just the right level.

Buy the best smart security system to pair to your Google or Alexa devices

As you're seeking out the best Manchester security system for your family, check out Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you customize your smart home for your needs. Simply call (802) 944-4500 or send in the form below to get started.