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Connecting your Las Vegas smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be ideal if you had the ability to control your Las Vegas security system by your voice? Take control when you pair your Vivint system to your preferred smart assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. Once you activate the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your security cameras, alarms, 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, it’s as easy as telling your smart device you’re headed out and watch your home transition into guard mode.

Here’s more about linking your Las Vegas smart home to Google or Alexa:

How can you sync your Las Vegas smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Stick to these quick directions to pair your Las Vegas smart home to your Alexa components:

  • Once you install your Echo device, open the Amazon Alexa app and click on Skills & Games.

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

  • Enable both skills. The Complete skill enables you complete control of your home automation and security equipment, but you need to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to arm the alarms." The Basic skill allows you to change lights, thermostats, and other automation devices by merely saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

  • Alexa will need you to log into your Vivint account so it can pair.

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

Vivint home security control panel

If you use Google over Alexa, here is the best way to pair your Las Vegas smart home with your Google Nest:

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

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

  • Locate Vivint and tap to link the accounts.

  • Permit Google to administer your Vivint equipment and sign into your Vivint system.

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

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

What voice commands work with your Nest or Echo speakers?

You can operate virtually every piece of your Las Vegas smart home through your preferred AI assistant. Monitor the status of your smart components, swap to a preset setting, or minutely tweak a setting via simple vocal commands. Or tell your Echo or Nest speaker to schedule your system just like through the Vivint App.

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

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my family room light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Record a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 3 degrees."

  • “Turn off the downstairs light in 30 minutes.”

Save time when you preset procedures in your Google Home or Alexa app that combine many devices. For instance, try "Alexa, I'm leaving," and set your alarms, reduce the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or craft a scene for "movie night" and use the command to power off the lights and adjust the thermostat to how your family likes it.

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

As you're seeking out the ultimate Las Vegas security system for your home, check out Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you customize your smart home for any need. Just call (725) 444-7026 or submit in the form below to get started.