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Pairing your Syracuse smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be perfect if you were able to power your Syracuse security system by your voice? You can when you pair your Vivint system to your favorite AI assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. When you activate the Vivint skill, you can control all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices via your Nest or Echo device. Then when you're ready to say goodnight or depart for vacation, it’s as easy as telling your assistant you’re headed out and watch your home transition into guard mode.

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

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

Follow these quick directions to pair your Syracuse smart home to your Echo devices:

  • Once you install your Echo device, enter the Amazon Alexa mobile app and find Skills & Games.

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

  • Turn on both skills. The Complete skill provides you comprehensive management of your smart home devices, but you have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill enables you to adjust thermostats, lights, and other automation equipment by simply saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

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

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

Vivint home security control panel

If you prefer Google over Alexa, here is how to sync your Syracuse smart home into your Google Nest:

  • Open the Google Home app on your smartphone and press the + icon in the upper left section.

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

  • Find Vivint and click to link the accounts.

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

  • You can appoint your devices to your rooms to make your Google Home experience simpler.

  • Wrap up by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you can now utilize your Vivint equipment with Google Nest devices.

What voice commands work with your Echo or Nest speakers?

You can control almost every part of your Syracuse smart home via your favorite AI assistant. See the status of your smart devices, swap to a pre-determined setting, or perform minute tweaks of a setting with some simple voice commands. Or tell your Nest or Echo speaker to organize your security system just like with the Vivint mobile app.

Check out a few commands you can assign to your AI assistant:

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Secure all the doors.”

  • “Power off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Record a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 5 degrees."

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

Save time when you set cycles in your Alexa or Google Home mobile app that leverage many functions. For example, use "Google, I'm leaving the house," and set your motion detectors, adjust the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or make a scene for "tv night" and order your home to lower the lights and set the thermostat to how your family likes it.

Buy the superior home security system to pair to your Alexa or Google devices

As you're finding the superior Syracuse security system for your home, turn to Vivint. A Vivint specialist will help you personalize your smart home for your needs. Simply call (315) 971-4719 or fill out in the form below to start the process.