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Pairing your Portland smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be great if you could use your Portland security system by voice commands? You can when you pair your Vivint smart home to your preferred smart assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. When you launch the Vivint skill, you can access all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices via your Echo or Nest device. Then when you're preparing to go to bed or depart for vacation, it’s as easy as telling your smart device to guard the house and relax as everything switches into guard mode.

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

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

Simply adhere to these easy steps to pair your Portland smart home to your Alexa speaker:

  • Once you install your Alexa device, log into the Amazon Alexa app on your smartphone and find Skills & Games.

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

  • Enable both skills. The Complete skill provides you nearly complete control of your smart home equipment, but you need to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to change lights, thermostats, and other automation equipment by only saying, "Alexa, turn on the lights."

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

  • You can now control your Vivint system with your Alexa devices.

Vivint home security control panel

If you like Google over Amazon, here is how to link your Portland smart home to your Google Nest:

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

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

  • Locate Vivint and click to tether the accounts.

  • Permit Google to administer your Vivint devices 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 easier.

  • Finish by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are able to command your Vivint network with Google smart speakers.

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

You can control almost every part of your Portland smart home via your AI assistant. Check the situation with your smart devices, swap to a pre-determined mode, or tinker with the details of a setting via easy voice commands. Or tell your Echo or Nest speaker to organize your entire security system in the same way as you can through the Vivint mobile app.

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

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Secure all the doors.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my outdoor camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 2 degrees."

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

Live stress-free when you program in cycles in your Google Home or Alexa smartphone app that utilize multiple functions. For instance, say "Google, I'm going out," and set your motion detectors, adjust the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or craft a scene for "date night" and ask your smart home to lower the lights and move the thermostat to how your family likes it.

Get the best smart security system to sync to your Google or Alexa devices

As you're seeking out the best Portland security system for your family, turn to Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you customize your smart home for any need. Just call (503) 213-9485 or fill out in the form below to start the process.