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Connecting your St. Paul smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be ideal if you had the ability to control your St. Paul security system by your voice? You’re in control when you sync your Vivint smart home to your preferred smart home assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. When you activate the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices with your Echo or Nest speakers. Then when you're getting things ready to say goodnight or leave the house, all you have to do is tell your smart device goodbye and watch your home transition into guard mode.

Learn more about pairing your St. Paul smart home to Alexa or Google:

How to pair your St. Paul smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Follow these easy directions to link your St. Paul smart home with your Amazon speaker:

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

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

  • Enable both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill enables you almost complete control of your connected home security and home automation devices, but you will have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill allows you to control lights, thermostats, and other automation devices by simply saying, "Alexa, flip on the lights."

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

  • You are able to operate your Vivint system with your Echo devices.

Vivint home security control panel

If you prefer Google over Alexa, here is the easiest method to pair your St. Paul smart home with your Google Nest:

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

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

  • Find Vivint and press to tether the accounts.

  • Allow Google to handle your Vivint equipment and sign into your Vivint system.

  • You can authorize your components smart devices to different areas to make your Google Home experience easier.

  • Complete the process by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you can now use your Vivint system with Google Nest devices.

What voice commands work with your Nest or Echo devices?

You can control almost every piece of your St. Paul smart home via your favorite AI assistant. Check the situation with your smart devices, swap to a pre-determined setting, or tinker with the details of a setting via simple vocal commands. Or command your Echo or Nest device to arrange your entire security system in the same way as you can with the Vivint mobile app.

Here’s a preview of a few commands you will be able to assign to Google or Alexa:

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Secure all the doors.”

  • “Switch off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 3 degrees."

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

Live stress-free when you preset routines in your Alexa or Google Home smartphone app that combine many services. For instance, try "Alexa, I'm leaving the house," and trigger your alarms, lower the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or craft a routine for "date night" and ask the command to dim the lights and move the thermostat to just the right level.

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

As you're seeking out the best St. Paul security system for your home, trust Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you customize your smart home for your needs. Simply call (651) 240-6686 or submit in the form below to start the process.