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How to connect your Bloomington smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be ideal if you had the ability to control your Bloomington security system with voice commands? You’re in control when you connect your Vivint smart home to your favorite smart home assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. When you initiate the Vivint skill, you can control all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices via your Echo or Nest device. Then when you're ready to say goodnight or leave the house, all you have to do is tell your home you’re headed out and watch your home transition into guard mode.

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

How do you sync your Bloomington smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Stick to these quick steps to sync your Bloomington smart home with your Alexa speaker:

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

  • Search for the Vivint Smart Home Skill. You will see two separate Alexa skills: Vivint Basic and Vivint Complete.

  • Turn on both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill enables you almost comprehensive control of your connected home security and home automation equipment, 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 devices by only saying, "Alexa, turn on the lights."

  • Alexa will need you to log into your Vivint account so it can connect devices.

  • 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 best way to link your Bloomington smart home into your Google Nest:

  • Enter the Google Home mobile app and press the + icon in the top left part of the screen.

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

  • Locate Vivint and tap to pair the accounts.

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

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

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

What voice commands work with your Nest or Echo speakers?

You can control virtually every piece of your Bloomington smart home with your preferred AI assistant. Check the condition of your smart components, transfer to a preset template, or perform minute tweaks of a setting with some simple vocal commands. Or ask your Echo or Nest device to arrange your entire security system in the same way as you can with the Vivint App.

Here are just a few commands you will be able to give to your AI assistant:

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Secure all the doors.”

  • “Power off my family room light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Record a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 3 degrees."

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

Save time when you preset routines in your Alexa or Google Home smartphone app that utilize different devices. For instance, say "Alexa, I'm leaving the house," and trigger your motion detectors, adjust the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or make a routine for "date night" and ask the command to dim the lights and adjust the thermostat to to that perfect, cozy place.

Obtain the ultimate home security system to sync to your Google or Alexa speaker

As you're seeking out the ultimate Bloomington security system for your family, trust Vivint. A Vivint specialist will help you customize your smart home for any need. Just call (812) 579-4884 or submit in the form below to begin.