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Pairing your Salinas smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be great if you had the ability to control your Salinas security system by voice commands? Take control when you pair your Vivint smart home to your current smart home assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. When you initiate the Vivint skill, you can control all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices with your Nest or Echo device. Then when you're getting things ready to go to bed or depart for vacation, Simply tell your assistant to guard the house and relax as everything switches into guard mode.

Check out more about linking your Salinas smart home to Alexa or Google:

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

Simply adhere to these easy steps to sync your Salinas smart home to your Amazon components:

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

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

  • Enable both the Basic and Complete skills. The Complete skill enables you almost complete management of your connected home security and home automation devices, but you have to start out with, "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 have you log into your Vivint profile so it can link.

  • You can now operate your Vivint system with your Echo speakers.

Vivint home security control panel

If you like Google over Alexa, here is the easiest method to sync your Salinas smart home into your Google Nest:

  • Select the Google Home App and press the + icon in the upper left corner.

  • Select set up device and press the Have Something Already Set Up option.

  • Locate Vivint and click to tether the accounts.

  • Enable Google to handle your Vivint devices and log into your Vivint system.

  • You can authorize your devices to different areas to make your Google Home experience more user-friendly.

  • Finish by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are free to use your Vivint with Google smart speakers.

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

You can operate almost every piece of your Salinas smart home with your AI assistant. Check the condition of your smart components, adjust to a pre-determined mode, or minutely tweak a setting with some easy voice commands. Or tell your Nest or Echo speaker to arrange your security system just like you could with the Vivint smartphone app.

Here are just a few commands you can give to your AI assistant:

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Secure the back door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my outdoor camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 2 degrees."

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

You can also set procedures in your Alexa or Google Home smartphone app that leverage multiple functions. For example, say "Google, I'm leaving the house," and arm your motion detectors, adjust the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or craft a routine for "movie night" and use your smart home to lower the lighting and set the thermostat to how your family likes it.

Obtain the ultimate home security system to link to your Alexa or Google devices

As you're looking for the ultimate Salinas security system for your family, turn to Vivint. A Vivint specialist will help you customize your smart home for your needs. Just call (831) 400-5196 or send in the form below to start the process.