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How to connect your Washington DC smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be great if you could power your Washington DC security system by your voice? Take control when you connect your Vivint system to your favorite smart assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. Once you initiate the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices through your Echo or Nest speakers. Then when you're ready to sleep or depart for vacation, Simply tell your home to guard the house and relax as everything switches into guard mode.

Check out more about pairing your Washington DC smart home to Alexa or Google:

How do you link your Washington DC smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Follow these quick steps to pair your Washington DC smart home with your Echo components:

  • Once you configure your Alexa device, enter the Amazon Alexa mobile app and hit Skills & Games.

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

  • Enable both skills. The Complete skill provides you nearly complete management of your smart home devices, but you need to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill allows you to adjust lights, thermostats, and other automation devices by merely saying, "Alexa, turn on the lights."

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

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

Vivint home security control panel

If you like Google over Amazon, here is how to pair your Washington DC smart home into your Google Nest:

  • Enter the Google Home App and press the + icon in the top left section.

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

  • Locate Vivint and press to pair the accounts.

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

  • You can authorize your components smart devices to various parts of the house to make your Google Home experience more user-friendly.

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

What voice commands can you use with your Echo or Nest devices?

You can operate virtually every function of your Washington DC smart home via your favorite AI assistant. Monitor the status of your smart components, adjust to a pre-determined setting, or perform minute tweaks of a setting with some user-friendly vocal commands. Or command your Echo or Nest device to schedule your entire security system just like you could in the Vivint smartphone app.

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

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Power off my family room light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 3 degrees."

  • “Turn off the downstairs light in half an hour.”

You can also set procedures in your Alexa or Google Home smartphone app that combine multiple devices. For instance, try "Alexa, I'm going out," and arm your motion detectors, reduce the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or create a routine for "movie night" and ask your home to lower the lights and adjust the thermostat to to that perfect, cozy place.

Buy the superior smart security system to sync to your Alexa or Google devices

As you're seeking out the superior Washington DC security system for your family, turn to Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you tailor-make your smart home for your needs. Just call (202) 780-3214 or submit in the form below to get started.