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How to connect your Johnson City smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be ideal if you could use your Johnson City security system using only voice commands? Take control when you pair your Vivint smart home to your current smart home assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. After you launch the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your security cameras, alarms, and home automation devices through your Nest or Echo device. Then when you're getting things ready to sleep or head to work, it’s as easy as telling your assistant goodbye and watch everything activate into guard mode.

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

How to sync your Johnson City smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Stick to these simple steps to sync your Johnson City smart home with your Amazon components:

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

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

  • Say yes to both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill allows you nearly comprehensive control of your smart home components, but you have to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to arm the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to change thermostats, lights, and other automation equipment by only saying, "Alexa, flip on the lights."

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

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

Vivint home security control panel

If you prefer Google over Amazon, here is the easiest method to sync your Johnson City smart home with your Google Nest:

  • Enter the Google Home App and select the + icon in the upper left corner.

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

  • Find Vivint and click to tether the accounts.

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

  • You can appoint your devices to various parts of the house to make your Google Home experience more user-friendly.

  • Complete the process by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are able to command your Vivint equipment with Google Nest devices.

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

You can control nearly every part of your Johnson City smart home via your AI assistant. Monitor the status of your smart components, transfer to a preset setting, or perform minute tweaks of a setting with some simple vocal commands. Or tell your Nest or Echo device to schedule your system in the same way as you can with the Vivint App.

Here’s a preview of a few voice commands you can assign to your AI assistant:

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Secure the front door.”

  • “Power off my family room light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Record a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Lower the heat 5 degrees."

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

Save time when you preset cycles in your Google Home or Alexa app that combine multiple devices. For instance, use "Alexa, I'm going out," and trigger your alarms, lower the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or craft a scene for "tv night" and use your smart home to power off the lighting and move the temperature to just the right level.

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

As you're looking for the best Johnson City security system for your home, turn to Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you personalize your smart home for any need. Just call (423) 537-4338 or send in the form below to get started.