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Pairing your Hagerstown smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be great if you were able to control your Hagerstown security system by voice commands? You can when you pair your Vivint home security system to your favorite AI assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. Once you launch the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices with your Echo or Nest device. Then when you're preparing to sleep or head to work, it’s as easy as telling your home goodbye and relax as everything switches into guard mode.

Learn more about linking your Hagerstown smart home to Google or Alexa:

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

Follow these easy steps to link your Hagerstown smart home with your Amazon speaker:

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

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

  • Say yes to both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill allows you nearly comprehensive control of your home automation and security equipment, but you will have to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill allows you to adjust lights, thermostats, and other automation pieces by merely saying, "Alexa, flip on the lights."

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

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

Vivint home security control panel

If you use Google over Amazon, here is the best way to pair your Hagerstown smart home to your Google Nest:

  • Enter the Google Home app on your smartphone and select the + icon in the upper left corner.

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

  • Search for Vivint and tap to pair the accounts.

  • Allow Google to administer your Vivint equipment and log into your Vivint system.

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

  • Complete the process by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are free to utilize your Vivint with Google devices.

What voice commands work with your Echo or Nest devices?

You can use nearly every function of your Hagerstown smart home via your favorite AI assistant. Monitor the situation with your smart devices, swap to a preset setting, or minutely tweak a setting by easy voice commands. Or ask your Echo or Nest speaker to arrange your system just like you could through the Vivint smartphone app.

Check out a few voice commands you can give to Alexa or Google:

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Latch all the doors.”

  • “Turn off my family room light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Lower the heat 5 degrees."

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

You can also preset procedures in your Google Home or Alexa mobile app that combine multiple services. For example, say "Alexa, I'm leaving the house," and set your alarms, reduce the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or make a scene for "date night" and order the command to lower the lights and set the thermostat to to that perfect, cozy place.

Get the ultimate smart security system to sync to your Alexa or Google speaker

As you're seeking out the superior Hagerstown security system for your family, check out Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you tailor-make your smart home for your needs. Just call (301) 923-4840 or send in the form below to start the process.