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Connecting your Bowling Green smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be ideal if you were able to power your Bowling Green security system using only your voice? Take control when you connect your Vivint home security system to your current smart assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. When you initiate the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices via your Echo or Nest speakers. Then when you're preparing to say goodnight or head to work, Simply tell your home you’re headed out and relax as everything switches into guard mode.

Learn more about linking your Bowling Green smart home to Alexa or Google:

How can you sync your Bowling Green smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Simply adhere to these quick directions to sync your Bowling Green smart home with your Alexa speaker:

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

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

  • Enable both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill enables you nearly complete management of your smart home devices, but you need to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill enables you to control lights, thermostats, and other automation equipment by only saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

  • Alexa will require you to log into your Vivint account so it can link.

  • You can now control your Vivint system with your Alexa speakers.

Vivint home security control panel

If you prefer Google over Alexa, here is how to sync your Bowling Green smart home with your Google Nest:

  • Enter the Google Home App and press the + icon in the upper left part of the screen.

  • Click on set up device and press the Have Something Already Set Up selection.

  • Locate Vivint and click to link the accounts.

  • Permit Google to manage your Vivint devices and sign into your Vivint system.

  • You can assign your components smart 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 are able to command your Vivint network with Google Nest devices.

What voice commands work with your Echo or Nest devices?

You can operate almost every part of your Bowling Green smart home with your preferred AI assistant. Check the status of your smart devices, swap to a preset setting, or minutely tweak a setting with some simple voice commands. Or command your Nest or Echo speaker to organize your security system in the same way as you can in the Vivint mobile app.

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

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Secure all the doors.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my outdoor camera."

  • "Lower the heat 3 degrees."

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

Save time when you program in cycles in your Alexa or Google Home mobile app that leverage many functions. For example, use "Alexa, I'm leaving," and set your alarms, lower the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or make a preset for "tv night" and use your home to power off the lights and adjust the temperature to to that perfect, cozy place.

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

As you're looking for the superior Bowling Green security system for your family, trust Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you customize your smart home for whatever you need. Simply call (270) 514-2292 or send in the form below to begin.