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Pairing your Saginaw 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 power your Saginaw security system by voice commands? You can when you sync your Vivint smart home to your favorite smart assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. After you launch the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices with your Echo or Nest speakers. Then when you're preparing to go to bed or depart for vacation, all you have to do is tell your smart device to guard the house and watch everything activate into guard mode.

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

How do you link your Saginaw smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Simply adhere to these simple steps to sync your Saginaw smart home to your Amazon components:

  • Once you configure your Echo device, enter the Amazon Alexa app on your smartphone and hit Skills & Games.

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

  • Turn on both the Basic and Complete skills. The Complete skill allows you almost complete control of your smart home devices, but you need to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to control thermostats, lights, and other automation pieces by only saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

  • Alexa will have you log into your Vivint profile so it can link.

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

Vivint home security control panel

If you like Google over Alexa, here is the easiest method to sync your Saginaw smart home into your Google Nest:

  • Enter the Google Home App and select the + icon in the top left part of the screen.

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

  • Find Vivint and tap to tether the accounts.

  • Allow Google to handle your Vivint system and sign into your Vivint system.

  • You can appoint 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 free to use your Vivint network with Google smart speakers.

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

You can use virtually every piece of your Saginaw smart home through your AI assistant. See the situation with your smart devices, swap to a pre-determined mode, or minutely tweak a setting via user-friendly voice commands. Or tell your Echo or Nest device to schedule your entire security system just like in the Vivint mobile app.

Here are just a few voice commands you are able to give to Google or Alexa:

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Lock all the doors.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my outdoor camera."

  • "Lower the heat 2 degrees."

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

Save time when you program in cycles in your Alexa or Google Home smartphone app that combine different devices. For example, say "Google, I'm going out," and trigger your alarms, adjust the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or craft a routine for "tv night" and order your smart home to dim the lights and set the thermostat to to that perfect, cozy place.

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

As you're seeking out the superior Saginaw security system for your home, turn to Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you tailor-make your smart home for any need. Just call (989) 461-3399 or submit in the form below to start the process.