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Pairing your Missoula smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be perfect if you had the ability to power your Missoula security system by voice commands? You’re in control when you pair your Vivint home security system to your current AI 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 through your Nest or Echo device. Then when you're getting things ready to go to bed or leave the house, all you have to do is tell your assistant to guard the house and watch your home transition into guard mode.

Check out more about connecting your Missoula smart home to Alexa or Google:

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

Stick to these easy steps to sync your Missoula smart home to your Echo components:

  • Once you set up your Alexa device, enter the Amazon Alexa app and hit Skills & Games.

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

  • Enable both the Basic and Complete skills. The Complete skill enables you total control of your smart home devices, but you will have to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill enables you to control lights, thermostats, and other automation devices by merely saying, "Alexa, turn on the lights."

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

  • You are able to use your Vivint system with your Echo devices.

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If you use Google over Alexa, here is the best way to sync your Missoula smart home into your Google Nest:

  • Open the Google Home app on your smartphone and press the + icon in the top left part of the screen.

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

  • Find Vivint and press to link the accounts.

  • Permit Google to administer your Vivint system and sign into your Vivint system.

  • You can assign your devices to your rooms to make your Google Home experience easier.

  • Wrap up by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are free to use your Vivint system with Google smart speakers.

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

You can use nearly every function of your Missoula smart home with your preferred AI assistant. Monitor the condition of your smart components, adjust to a preset setting, or minutely tweak a setting by easy voice commands. Or command your Nest or Echo device to organize your entire security system just like in the Vivint mobile app.

Here are just a few commands you can assign to Google or Alexa:

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Power off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Record a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 3 degrees."

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

Save time when you preset procedures in your Alexa or Google Home mobile app that combine multiple functions. For instance, say "Alexa, I'm going out," and set your motion detectors, adjust the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or create a scene for "movie night" and use the command to lower the lights and set the temperature to how your family likes it.

Obtain the ultimate home security system to pair to your Alexa or Google devices

As you're finding the superior Missoula security system for your needs, turn to Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you tailor-make your smart home for any need. Simply call (406) 926-0627 or fill out in the form below to begin.