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How to connect your Duluth smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be ideal if you had the ability to control your Duluth security system with voice commands? Take control when you sync your Vivint system to your favorite AI assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. Once you launch the Vivint skill, you can control all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices with your Echo or Nest device. Then when you're preparing to say goodnight or leave the house, Simply tell your assistant you’re headed out and watch everything activate into guard mode.

Check out more about pairing your Duluth smart home to Google or Alexa:

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

Simply adhere to these simple steps to sync your Duluth smart home with your Alexa speaker:

  • Once you configure your Echo device, open the Amazon Alexa mobile app and hit Skills & Games.

  • Search for the Vivint Smart Home Skill. You’ll find two different Alexa skills: Vivint Basic and Vivint Complete.

  • Turn on both the Basic and Complete skills. The Complete skill allows you almost total management of your connected home security and home automation devices, but you have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill enables you to change thermostats, lights, and other automation equipment by merely saying, "Alexa, turn on the lights."

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

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

Vivint home security control panel

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

  • Open the Google Home mobile app and press the + icon in the upper left section.

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

  • Search for Vivint and press to pair the accounts.

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

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

  • Complete the process by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are able to use your Vivint network with Google smart speakers.

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

You can operate nearly every piece of your Duluth smart home with your favorite AI assistant. Check the status of your smart devices, transfer to a pre-determined mode, or perform minute tweaks of a setting with some easy voice commands. Or tell your Nest or Echo device to arrange your entire security system just like in the Vivint App.

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

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Secure the front door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Record a clip of my outdoor camera."

  • "Lower the heat 5 degrees."

  • “Turn off the downstairs light in an hour.”

Live stress-free when you set procedures in your Alexa or Google Home mobile app that leverage many functions. For instance, say "Google, I'm leaving the house," and set your alarms, lower the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or craft a scene for "tv night" and ask your smart home to power off the lights and set the temperature to just the right level.

Buy the best home security system to link to your Alexa or Google speaker

As you're seeking out the superior Duluth security system for your needs, trust Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you personalize your smart home for whatever you need. Simply call (218) 585-7945 or fill out in the form below to start the process.