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Connecting your Baltimore 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 use your Baltimore security system with your voice? You can when you connect your Vivint smart home to your favorite smart assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. Once you activate the Vivint skill, you can control all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices through your Nest or Echo device. Then when you're getting things ready to say goodnight or leave the house, it’s as easy as telling your smart device goodbye and watch your home transition into guard mode.

Learn more about linking your Baltimore smart home to Google or Alexa:

How to pair your Baltimore smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Follow these quick directions to pair your Baltimore smart home to your Echo speaker:

  • Once you configure your Echo device, log into the Amazon Alexa mobile app and find Skills & Games.

  • Locate the Vivint Smart Home Skill. You’ll find two different Alexa skills: Vivint Basic and Vivint Complete.

  • Enable both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill allows you comprehensive management of your smart home devices, but you have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to arm the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to change thermostats, lights, and other automation pieces by simply saying, "Alexa, flip on the lights."

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

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

Vivint home security control panel

If you prefer Google over Alexa, here is how to pair your Baltimore smart home to your Google Nest:

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

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

  • Search for Vivint and click to pair the accounts.

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

  • You can assign your components smart devices to your rooms to make your Google Home experience simpler.

  • Complete the process by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you can now use your Vivint equipment with Google devices.

What voice commands work with your Echo or Nest devices?

You can control nearly every piece of your Baltimore smart home through your AI assistant. Check the condition of your smart alarms and cameras, swap to a pre-determined mode, or tinker with the details of a setting with some simple vocal commands. Or ask your Echo or Nest device to organize your entire security system just like with the Vivint smartphone app.

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

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Secure the front door.”

  • “Switch off my family room light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Lower the heat 5 degrees."

  • “Turn off the kid’s room light in 30 minutes.”

Save time when you program in procedures in your Google Home or Alexa mobile app that leverage multiple devices. For example, use "Google, I'm leaving," and set your motion detectors, reduce the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or craft a preset for "tv night" and order the command to power off the lighting and adjust the temperature to just the right level.

Obtain the best smart security system to sync to your Google or Alexa speaker

As you're finding the superior Baltimore security system for your family, check out Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you tailor-make your smart home for your needs. Simply call (410) 231-7697 or submit in the form below to start the process.