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How to connect your Bloomington smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be great if you had the ability to control your Bloomington security system using only voice commands? Take control when you connect your Vivint home security system to your current smart home assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. When you launch the Vivint skill, you can access all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices with your Nest or Echo device. Then when you're preparing to say goodnight or head to work, it’s as easy as telling your smart device you’re headed out and watch your home transition into guard mode.

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

How to sync your Bloomington smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Simply adhere to these simple directions to link your Bloomington smart home to your Echo speaker:

  • Once you set up your Echo device, log into the Amazon Alexa app on your smartphone and click on Skills & Games.

  • Search for the Vivint Smart Home Skill. You should have two separate Alexa skills: Vivint Basic and Vivint Complete.

  • Enable both skills. The Complete skill provides you complete management of your smart home components, but you have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill allows you to change lights, thermostats, and other automation equipment by simply saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

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

  • You are able to operate your Vivint system with your Amazon compatible components.

Vivint home security control panel

If you like Google over Alexa, here is the best way to link your Bloomington smart home into your Google Nest:

  • Select the Google Home mobile app and select the + icon in the top left corner.

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

  • Locate Vivint and press to tether the accounts.

  • Permit Google to manage your Vivint devices and log into your Vivint system.

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

  • Finish by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you can now utilize your Vivint equipment with Google smart speakers.

What voice commands are usable with your Nest or Echo devices?

You can use nearly every part of your Bloomington smart home via your preferred AI assistant. Check the condition of your smart devices, transfer to a pre-determined mode, or tinker with the details of a setting by simple voice commands. Or command your Echo or Nest device to organize your system just like in the Vivint smartphone app.

Here are just a few voice commands you will be able to give to Google or Alexa:

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Record a clip of my outdoor camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 5 degrees."

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

Live stress-free when you program in routines in your Google Home or Alexa smartphone app that combine multiple functions. For instance, say "Google, I'm leaving," and trigger your motion detectors, adjust the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or create a routine for "movie night" and use your smart home to power off the lights and move the temperature to how your family likes it.

Buy the best smart security system to pair to your Google or Alexa devices

As you're looking for the superior Bloomington security system for your home, trust Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you customize your smart home for your needs. Just call (309) 332-1140 or fill out in the form below to begin.