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Pairing your Akron smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
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Wouldn't it be perfect if you had the ability to control your Akron security system with your voice? You can when you connect your Vivint smart home to your current AI assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. After you initiate the Vivint skill, you can access all your security cameras, alarms, and home automation devices with your Nest or Echo device. Then when you're preparing to sleep or leave the house, Simply tell your smart device you’re headed out and relax as everything switches into guard mode.

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

Follow these simple steps to sync your Akron smart home to your Alexa devices:

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

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

  • Turn on both skills. The Complete skill provides you complete control of your connected home security and home automation equipment, but you have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to adjust lights, thermostats, and other automation pieces by simply saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

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

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

Vivint home security control panel

If you prefer Google over Amazon, here is the easiest method to sync your Akron smart home into your Google Nest:

  • Enter the Google Home App and press the + icon in the upper left part of the screen.

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

  • Search for Vivint and click to tether the accounts.

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

  • You can appoint your devices to your rooms to make your Google Home experience easier.

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

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

You can operate almost every function of your Akron smart home through your favorite AI assistant. See the status of your smart devices, transfer to a preset mode, or tinker with the details of a setting by simple voice commands. Or ask your Echo or Nest device to arrange your security system in the same way as you can with the Vivint mobile app.

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

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Secure the front door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 5 degrees."

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

You can also preset cycles in your Alexa or Google Home mobile app that combine many devices. For example, try "Google, I'm leaving," and set your alarms, reduce the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or craft a scene for "movie night" and ask the command to power off the lights and set the temperature to just the right level.

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

As you're finding the superior Akron security system for your family, check out Vivint. A Vivint specialist will help you tailor-make your smart home for your needs. Just call (330) 632-1171 or fill out in the form below to get started.