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Pairing your Fort Wayne 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 Fort Wayne security system with voice commands? Take control when you sync your Vivint home security system to your current smart home assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. Once you activate the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices with your Nest or Echo speakers. Then when you're preparing to sleep or head to work, all you have to do is tell your home to guard the house and watch everything activate into guard mode.

Here’s more about connecting your Fort Wayne smart home to Google or Alexa:

How do you link your Fort Wayne smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Stick to these easy steps to pair your Fort Wayne smart home with your Amazon components:

  • After you install your Alexa device, open the Amazon Alexa app on your smartphone and hit Skills & Games.

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

  • Turn on both the Basic and Complete skills. The Complete skill allows you nearly complete control of your home automation and security equipment, but you have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to arm the alarms." The Basic skill allows you to adjust lights, thermostats, and other automation devices by only saying, "Alexa, flip on the lights."

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

  • You are now free to operate your Vivint system with your Alexa components.

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If you use Google over Amazon, here is the easiest method to link your Fort Wayne smart home to your Google Nest:

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

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

  • Search for Vivint and click to link the accounts.

  • Permit Google to manage your Vivint system and sign into your Vivint system.

  • You can appoint your devices to various parts of the house to make your Google Home experience simpler.

  • Wrap up by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are free to command your Vivint network with Google smart speakers.

What voice commands are usable with your Nest or Echo devices?

You can operate almost every function of your Fort Wayne smart home via your preferred AI assistant. See the status of your smart alarms and cameras, swap to a pre-determined setting, or minutely tweak a setting with some simple vocal commands. Or tell your Nest or Echo device to schedule your system just like you could through the Vivint mobile app.

Check out a few commands you are able to assign to Alexa or Google:

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Switch off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Record a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 2 degrees."

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

Save time when you preset procedures in your Alexa or Google Home app that leverage different devices. For example, try "Alexa, I'm going out," and set your alarms, adjust the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or create a routine for "tv night" and order your home to lower the lighting and adjust the thermostat to how your family likes it.

Obtain the ultimate home security system to link to your Google or Alexa devices

As you're seeking out the superior Fort Wayne security system for your needs, turn to Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you customize your smart home for whatever you need. Simply call (260) 286-9602 or fill out in the form below to begin.