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Pairing your Roanoke 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 Roanoke security system by voice commands? You’re in control when you sync your Vivint system to your preferred AI assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. After you initiate the Vivint skill, you can access all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices via your Nest or Echo speakers. Then when you're ready to say goodnight or depart for vacation, all you have to do is tell your assistant to guard the house and watch everything activate into guard mode.

Learn more about pairing your Roanoke smart home to Alexa or Google:

How do you sync your Roanoke smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Follow these quick directions to sync your Roanoke smart home with your Amazon components:

  • After you set up your Echo device, log into the Amazon Alexa mobile app and find Skills & Games.

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

  • Enable both skills. The Complete skill provides you nearly total management of your home automation and security devices, but you have to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to arm the alarms." The Basic skill allows you to change lights, thermostats, and other automation pieces by merely saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

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

  • You are now free to operate your Vivint system with your Alexa speakers.

Vivint home security control panel

If you prefer Google over Alexa, here is the best way to link your Roanoke 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.

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

  • You can appoint your devices to your rooms to make your Google Home experience simpler.

  • Wrap up by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you can now use your Vivint network with Google devices.

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

You can operate nearly every part of your Roanoke smart home via your preferred AI assistant. Monitor the condition of your smart alarms and cameras, swap to a preset mode, or minutely tweak a setting via easy vocal commands. Or ask your Echo or Nest speaker to schedule your entire security system just like with the Vivint smartphone app.

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

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my family room 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 half an hour.”

Save time when you preset procedures in your Alexa or Google Home mobile app that combine many services. For instance, say "Alexa, I'm leaving the house," and trigger your alarms, lower the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or craft a routine for "tv night" and use the command to lower the lighting and adjust the thermostat to to that perfect, cozy place.

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

As you're seeking out the ultimate Roanoke security system for your home, turn to Vivint. A Vivint specialist will help you customize your smart home for whatever you need. Simply call (540) 340-9398 or send in the form below to begin.