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Pairing your Lexington smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
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Wouldn't it be perfect if you had the ability to power your Lexington security system using only voice commands? You can when you pair your Vivint system to your favorite smart home assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. When you launch the Vivint skill, you can control all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices through your Nest or Echo device. Then when you're ready to sleep or head to work, all you have to do is tell your home goodbye and watch everything activate into guard mode.

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

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

Follow these quick steps to sync your Lexington smart home with your Echo speaker:

  • Once you configure your Alexa device, open the Amazon Alexa app on your smartphone and find Skills & Games.

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

  • Enable both skills. The Complete skill provides you almost total control of your smart home components, but you have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill enables you to adjust lights, thermostats, and other automation devices by only saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

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

  • You are now free to control your Vivint system with your Amazon compatible speakers.

Vivint home security control panel

If you prefer Google over Alexa, here is the best way to pair your Lexington smart home into your Google Nest:

  • Select the Google Home app on your smartphone and select the + icon in the upper left section.

  • Select set up device and press the Have Something Already Set Up option.

  • Search for Vivint and press to tether the accounts.

  • Enable Google to administer your Vivint devices and sign into your Vivint system.

  • You can authorize your components smart devices to your rooms to make your Google Home experience easier.

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

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

You can use almost every piece of your Lexington smart home with your favorite AI assistant. Monitor the condition of your smart devices, adjust to a preset mode, or tinker with the details of a setting by easy vocal commands. Or ask your Echo or Nest speaker to arrange your system just like you could with the Vivint mobile app.

Check out a few commands you can give to your AI assistant:

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Secure the back door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Record a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 3 degrees."

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

You can also preset routines in your Google Home or Alexa mobile app that leverage multiple functions. For example, try "Alexa, I'm leaving," and trigger your alarms, adjust the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or create a routine for "date night" and use your smart home to power off the lights and adjust the temperature to just the right level.

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

As you're looking for the superior Lexington security system for your family, trust Vivint. A Vivint specialist will help you tailor-make your smart home for any need. Simply call (859) 203-1366 or fill out in the form below to begin.