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Connecting your Kansas City smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be ideal if you could control your Kansas City security system using only your voice? Take control when you connect your Vivint smart home to your preferred AI assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. After you initiate the Vivint skill, you can access all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices with your Nest or Echo speakers. Then when you're preparing to sleep or leave the house, Simply tell your smart device goodbye and watch everything activate into guard mode.

Here’s more about linking your Kansas City smart home to Alexa or Google:

How can you pair your Kansas City smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Simply adhere to these quick steps to sync your Kansas City smart home to your Echo components:

  • Once you set up your Echo device, open the Amazon Alexa app and click on Skills & Games.

  • Locate the Vivint Smart Home Skill. You’ll have two different Alexa skills: Vivint Basic and Vivint Complete.

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

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

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

Vivint home security control panel

If you like Google over Alexa, here is the easiest method to pair your Kansas City smart home with your Google Nest:

  • Enter the Google Home App and press the + icon in the upper left corner.

  • Select set up device and press the Have Something Already Set Up choice.

  • Locate Vivint and click to tether the accounts.

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

  • You can assign your components smart devices to different areas to make your Google Home experience simpler.

  • Finish by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are able to use your Vivint with Google Nest devices.

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

You can control almost every function of your Kansas City smart home with your favorite AI assistant. Check the condition of your smart components, swap to a pre-determined setting, or tinker with the details of a setting with some simple voice commands. Or command your Echo or Nest speaker to schedule your security system just like you could with the Vivint mobile app.

Check out a few voice commands you can assign to your AI assistant:

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Power off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 5 degrees."

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

Live stress-free when you preset cycles in your Alexa or Google Home app that combine multiple devices. For instance, try "Google, I'm going out," and arm your alarms, lower the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or create a preset for "date night" and ask the command to dim the lights and adjust the thermostat to just the right level.

Get the superior smart security system to link to your Google or Alexa speaker

As you're finding the best Kansas City security system for your family, turn to Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you personalize your smart home for your needs. Simply call (816) 357-9576 or submit in the form below to start the process.