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How to connect your Asheville smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
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Wouldn't it be great if you could power your Asheville security system with your voice? Take control when you pair your Vivint home security system to your favorite smart assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. After you initiate the Vivint skill, you can control all your security cameras, alarms, and home automation devices through your Echo or Nest speakers. Then when you're preparing to go to bed or head to work, Simply tell your assistant to guard the house and watch your home transition into guard mode.

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

How to link your Asheville smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Simply adhere to these easy directions to sync your Asheville smart home with your Amazon speaker:

  • After you set up your Echo device, enter the Amazon Alexa app and hit Skills & Games.

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

  • Turn on both the Basic and Complete skills. The Complete skill enables you total management of your smart home equipment, but you need to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill allows you to change thermostats, lights, and other automation pieces by merely saying, "Alexa, turn on the lights."

  • Alexa will need you to log into your Vivint profile so it can link.

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

Vivint home security control panel

If you prefer Google over Amazon, here is the best way to link your Asheville smart home into your Google Nest:

  • Select the Google Home app on your smartphone and press the + icon in the top left part of the screen.

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

  • Search for Vivint and tap to pair the accounts.

  • Permit Google to handle your Vivint devices and sign into your Vivint system.

  • You can assign your 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 utilize your Vivint network with Google devices.

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

You can use nearly every function of your Asheville smart home through your favorite AI assistant. Monitor the condition of your smart components, swap to a pre-determined template, or minutely tweak a setting with some user-friendly vocal commands. Or tell your Echo or Nest speaker to arrange your system in the same way as you can in the Vivint smartphone app.

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

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Secure the front door.”

  • “Power off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my outdoor camera."

  • "Lower the heat 5 degrees."

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

Save time when you set procedures in your Google Home or Alexa app that combine many devices. For example, use "Google, I'm leaving," and trigger your motion detectors, adjust the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or make a scene for "tv night" and order the command to lower the lights and adjust the thermostat to to that perfect, cozy place.

Get the superior smart security system to link to your Google or Alexa devices

As you're looking for the ultimate Asheville security system for your family, trust Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you tailor-make your smart home for whatever you need. Simply call (828) 571-7175 or send in the form below to get started.