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Connecting your Kennewick smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be perfect if you had the ability to power your Kennewick security system by voice commands? You’re in control when you connect your Vivint home security system to your preferred smart home assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. When you launch the Vivint skill, you can access all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices with your Nest or Echo speakers. Then when you're getting things ready to go to bed or leave the house, it’s as easy as telling your smart device you’re headed out and watch your home transition into guard mode.

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

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

Stick to these simple steps to sync your Kennewick smart home with your Alexa speaker:

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

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

  • Turn on both the Basic and Complete skills. The Complete skill provides you complete management of your smart home components, but you will have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to arm the alarms." The Basic skill enables you to adjust thermostats, lights, and other automation pieces by simply 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 Alexa devices.

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If you prefer Google over Amazon, here is the best way to pair your Kennewick smart home to your Google Nest:

  • Enter the Google Home app on your smartphone and press the + icon in the upper left corner.

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

  • Locate Vivint and tap to link the accounts.

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

  • You can authorize your devices to your rooms to make your Google Home experience more user-friendly.

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

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

You can operate nearly every piece of your Kennewick smart home with your AI assistant. Monitor the status of your smart alarms and cameras, transfer to a preset setting, or tinker with the details of a setting with some easy voice commands. Or command your Nest or Echo speaker to arrange your security system just like you could with the Vivint App.

Check out a few voice commands you are able to assign to Alexa or Google:

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Secure the back door.”

  • “Turn off my family room light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 2 degrees."

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

You can also set procedures in your Google Home or Alexa smartphone app that leverage multiple functions. For example, try "Google, I'm going out," and arm your motion detectors, reduce the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or make a preset for "movie night" and use the command to power off the lights and adjust the temperature to how your family likes it.

Obtain the best smart security system to link to your Alexa or Google devices

As you're seeking out the best Kennewick security system for your home, turn to Vivint. A Vivint specialist will help you customize your smart home for whatever you need. Simply call (509) 794-3375 or send in the form below to begin.