Pairing your Albany 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 power your Albany security system by your voice? You can when you pair your Vivint system to your current AI assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. Once you initiate the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices via your Nest or Echo speakers. Then when you're ready to sleep or depart for vacation, Simply tell your assistant to guard the house and watch everything activate into guard mode.

Check out more about connecting your Albany smart home to Google or Alexa:

How to link your Albany smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Simply adhere to these quick directions to pair your Albany smart home to your Alexa devices:

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

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

  • Say yes to both the Basic and Complete skills. The Complete skill provides you almost complete control of your home automation and security equipment, but you have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill allows you to control thermostats, lights, and other automation equipment by only saying, "Alexa, flip on the lights."

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

  • You can now use your Vivint system with your Echo devices.

Vivint home security control panel

If you like Google over Amazon, here is the best way to sync your Albany smart home to your Google Nest:

  • Enter the Google Home App and press the + icon in the top left corner.

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

  • Find Vivint and click to tether the accounts.

  • Enable Google to handle your Vivint system and sign into your Vivint system.

  • You can authorize your components smart devices to different areas to make your Google Home experience simpler.

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

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

You can operate virtually every piece of your Albany smart home via your AI assistant. See the condition of your smart alarms and cameras, adjust to a preset mode, or perform minute tweaks of a setting by simple voice commands. Or ask your Echo or Nest speaker to arrange your security system just like you could through the Vivint smartphone app.

Here’s a preview of a few commands you can give to Google or Alexa:

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 5 degrees."

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

Live stress-free when you set routines in your Google Home or Alexa mobile app that leverage many devices. For instance, use "Alexa, I'm going out," and arm your alarms, adjust the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or create a scene for "date night" and use your home to dim the lighting and move the temperature to just the right level.

Obtain the ultimate home security system to pair to your Alexa or Google speaker

As you're looking for the best Albany security system for your needs, turn to Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you tailor-make your smart home for any need. Just call (518) 900-7096 or send in the form below to begin.