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Pairing your Gaithersburg smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be ideal if you could power your Gaithersburg security system with your voice? You can when you pair your Vivint smart home to your current smart home assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. Once you launch the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your security cameras, alarms, and home automation devices via your Nest or Echo device. Then when you're getting things ready to say goodnight or depart for vacation, all you have to do is tell your smart device goodbye and watch everything activate into guard mode.

Here’s more about pairing your Gaithersburg smart home to Google or Alexa:

How to link your Gaithersburg smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Simply adhere to these simple directions to link your Gaithersburg smart home to your Alexa devices:

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

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

  • Turn on both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill allows you nearly complete control of your smart home components, but you have to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill allows you to change lights, thermostats, and other automation pieces by simply saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

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

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

Vivint home security control panel

If you use Google over Alexa, here is the easiest method to link your Gaithersburg smart home into your Google Nest:

  • Open the Google Home mobile app and press the + icon in the upper left section.

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

  • Locate Vivint and press to tether the accounts.

  • Enable Google to manage your Vivint devices and sign into your Vivint system.

  • You can authorize your devices to different areas to make your Google Home experience simpler.

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

What voice commands work with your Echo or Nest speakers?

You can operate nearly every part of your Gaithersburg smart home through your preferred AI assistant. See the condition of your smart components, adjust to a pre-determined mode, or tinker with the details of a setting by easy voice commands. Or command your Echo or Nest device to organize your entire security system just like you could in the Vivint mobile app.

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

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Secure the front door.”

  • “Power off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 3 degrees."

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

Save time when you preset procedures in your Google Home or Alexa mobile app that combine many functions. For example, use "Alexa, I'm leaving," and trigger your alarms, reduce the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or create a scene for "movie night" and use your home to power off the lights and adjust the temperature to to that perfect, cozy place.

Obtain the best home security system to pair to your Alexa or Google devices

As you're seeking out the ultimate Gaithersburg security system for your needs, trust Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you customize your smart home for any need. Simply call (301) 923-4670 or submit in the form below to begin.