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Connecting your Champaign smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be perfect if you had the ability to use your Champaign security system by voice commands? You’re in control when you pair your Vivint home security system to your preferred AI assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. After you initiate the Vivint skill, you can access all your security cameras, alarms, and home automation devices via your Echo or Nest speakers. Then when you're getting things ready to say goodnight or depart for vacation, all you have to do is tell your smart device you’re headed out and watch your home transition into guard mode.

Learn more about pairing your Champaign smart home to Alexa or Google:

How do you pair your Champaign smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Follow these quick steps to link your Champaign smart home with your Echo components:

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

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

  • Turn on both skills. The Complete skill enables you almost total control of your connected home security and home automation equipment, but you have to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to adjust thermostats, lights, and other automation equipment by only saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

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

  • You are now free to use your Vivint system with your Echo devices.

Vivint home security control panel

If you prefer Google over Alexa, here is the easiest method to sync your Champaign smart home to your Google Nest:

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

  • Pick set up device and go with the Have Something Already Set Up choice.

  • Locate Vivint and tap to pair the accounts.

  • Allow Google to handle your Vivint system and log into your Vivint system.

  • You can authorize your components smart devices to various parts of the house to make your Google Home experience easier.

  • Complete the process by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you can now command your Vivint with Google smart speakers.

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

You can use almost every part of your Champaign smart home with your preferred AI assistant. See the status of your smart components, adjust to a pre-determined mode, or minutely tweak a setting via easy vocal commands. Or tell your Echo or Nest speaker to organize your entire security system in the same way as you can with the Vivint mobile app.

Here are just a few voice commands you are able to assign to your AI assistant:

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Secure all the doors.”

  • “Turn off my family room light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Keep 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 procedures in your Google Home or Alexa smartphone app that combine many services. For instance, try "Alexa, I'm leaving," and arm your motion detectors, adjust the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or create a scene for "tv night" and ask your home to dim the lights and set the temperature to to that perfect, cozy place.

Buy the ultimate smart security system to sync to your Google or Alexa devices

As you're looking for the superior Champaign security system for your family, check out Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you tailor-make your smart home for any need. Just call (217) 759-1212 or send in the form below to start the process.