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Connecting your Joliet 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 Joliet security system with your voice? You’re in control when you sync your Vivint smart home to your preferred smart assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. Once you initiate the Vivint skill, you can control all your security cameras, alarms, and home automation devices with your Echo or Nest speakers. Then when you're ready to sleep or head to work, it’s as easy as telling your assistant goodbye and watch your home transition into guard mode.

Learn more about connecting your Joliet smart home to Alexa or Google:

How do you sync your Joliet smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Simply adhere to these quick steps to link your Joliet smart home with your Alexa speaker:

  • After you install your Alexa device, open the Amazon Alexa app and hit Skills & Games.

  • Find the Vivint Smart Home Skill. You’ll have two separate Alexa skills: Vivint Complete and Vivint Basic.

  • Enable both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill provides you nearly total management of your home automation and security components, but you need to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to control lights, thermostats, and other automation equipment by simply saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

  • Alexa will have you log into your Vivint account so it can connect devices.

  • You are able to use your Vivint system with your Amazon compatible components.

Vivint home security control panel

If you use Google over Amazon, here is the easiest method to sync your Joliet smart home to your Google Nest:

  • Select 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 option.

  • Locate Vivint and click to tether the accounts.

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

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

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

What voice commands work with your Nest or Echo devices?

You can control nearly every function of your Joliet smart home through your preferred AI assistant. Check the status of your smart devices, swap to a preset template, or minutely tweak a setting via user-friendly voice commands. Or tell your Echo or Nest device to organize your security system just like you could through the Vivint smartphone app.

Check out a few voice commands you are able to give to your AI assistant:

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Lock all the doors.”

  • “Turn off my family room light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my outdoor camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 2 degrees."

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

Live stress-free when you preset routines in your Alexa or Google Home app that utilize many devices. For example, say "Alexa, I'm going out," and set your motion detectors, lower the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or make a preset for "movie night" and ask your home to lower the lighting and adjust the temperature to how your family likes it.

Buy the superior smart security system to pair to your Google or Alexa speaker

As you're looking for the best Joliet security system for your home, check out Vivint. A Vivint specialist will help you customize your smart home for your needs. Just call (815) 427-4864 or submit in the form below to start the process.