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Connecting your Fort Collins smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be ideal if you were able to power your Fort Collins security system with voice commands? You’re in control when you pair your Vivint home security system to your current AI assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. After you activate the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices through your Nest or Echo device. Then when you're preparing to go to bed or head to work, all you have to do is tell your smart device you’re headed out and watch everything activate into guard mode.

Here’s more about linking your Fort Collins smart home to Alexa or Google:

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

Follow these easy directions to sync your Fort Collins smart home to your Amazon devices:

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

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

  • Say yes to both skills. The Complete skill provides you total management of your home automation and security devices, but you need to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to arm the alarms." The Basic skill allows you to adjust lights, thermostats, and other automation pieces by only saying, "Alexa, flip on the lights."

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

  • You are now free to control your Vivint system with your Echo speakers.

Vivint home security control panel

If you prefer Google over Alexa, here is the best way to sync your Fort Collins smart home to your Google Nest:

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

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

  • Search for Vivint and tap to pair the accounts.

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

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

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

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

You can use almost every piece of your Fort Collins smart home with your AI assistant. Check the condition of your smart components, adjust to a pre-determined mode, or minutely tweak a setting via easy vocal commands. Or command your Echo or Nest device to organize your security system just like in the Vivint mobile app.

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

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Latch the front door.”

  • “Turn off my family room light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my outdoor camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 5 degrees."

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

Save time when you set procedures in your Alexa or Google Home smartphone app that leverage multiple devices. For instance, use "Google, I'm leaving," and arm your motion detectors, adjust the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or create a routine for "tv night" and ask your home to power off the lighting and adjust the temperature to to that perfect, cozy place.

Buy the superior smart security system to pair to your Alexa or Google speaker

As you're looking for the ultimate Fort Collins security system for your family, turn to Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you customize your smart home for your needs. Just call (970) 703-0718 or submit in the form below to start the process.