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Connecting your Wichita 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 Wichita security system using only your voice? Take control when you connect your Vivint home security system to your preferred smart assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. Once you initiate the Vivint skill, you can control all your security cameras, alarms, and home automation devices with your Echo or Nest speakers. Then when you're preparing to go to bed or head to work, Simply tell your smart device you’re headed out and watch everything activate into guard mode.

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

How to sync your Wichita smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Follow these quick steps to link your Wichita smart home to your Alexa components:

  • After you configure your Echo device, open the Amazon Alexa mobile app and click on Skills & Games.

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

  • Turn on both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill allows you nearly total control of your connected home security and home automation equipment, but you have to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill enables you to change thermostats, lights, and other automation pieces by merely saying, "Alexa, flip on the lights."

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

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

Vivint home security control panel

If you use Google over Amazon, here is the best way to link your Wichita smart home with your Google Nest:

  • Enter the Google Home mobile app and select the + icon in the top left section.

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

  • Locate Vivint and press to pair the accounts.

  • Permit Google to administer your Vivint devices and sign into your Vivint system.

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

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

What voice commands work with your Echo or Nest devices?

You can use nearly every piece of your Wichita smart home with your AI assistant. See the situation with your smart alarms and cameras, transfer to a preset template, or minutely tweak a setting with some simple vocal commands. Or ask your Echo or Nest speaker to schedule your entire security system in the same way as you can through the Vivint mobile app.

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

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Switch off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 3 degrees."

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

Live stress-free when you preset procedures in your Google Home or Alexa mobile app that leverage many devices. For example, use "Alexa, I'm leaving," and set your alarms, reduce the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or make a scene for "tv night" and order the command to power off the lights and set the temperature to to that perfect, cozy place.

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

As you're finding the superior Wichita security system for your needs, turn to Vivint. A Vivint specialist will help you personalize your smart home for whatever you need. Just call (316) 844-6283 or send in the form below to start the process.