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Connecting your Harrisburg smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be perfect if you could use your Harrisburg security system using only voice commands? You can when you pair your Vivint system to your favorite smart home assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. Once you launch the Vivint skill, you can control all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices with your Echo or Nest speakers. Then when you're ready to go to bed or leave the house, it’s as easy as telling your smart device to guard the house and watch everything activate into guard mode.

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

How can you pair your Harrisburg smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Follow these simple steps to sync your Harrisburg smart home with your Echo speaker:

  • After you configure your Echo device, open the Amazon Alexa mobile app and hit Skills & Games.

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

  • Say yes to both skills. The Complete skill enables you nearly total management of your smart home equipment, but you have to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill enables you to control thermostats, lights, and other automation devices by simply saying, "Alexa, flip on the lights."

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

  • You are now free to use your Vivint system with your Amazon compatible devices.

Vivint home security control panel

If you use Google over Amazon, here is the best way to pair your Harrisburg smart home into your Google Nest:

  • Select the Google Home mobile app and select the + icon in the top left section.

  • Pick set up device and press the Have Something Already Set Up choice.

  • Search for Vivint and tap to link the accounts.

  • Enable Google to manage your Vivint equipment and sign into your Vivint system.

  • You can authorize your devices to various parts of the house to make your Google Home experience more user-friendly.

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

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

You can operate almost every piece of your Harrisburg smart home with your favorite AI assistant. See the status of your smart components, transfer to a pre-determined mode, or minutely tweak a setting with some easy voice commands. Or command your Echo or Nest device to arrange your entire security system in the same way as you can with the Vivint mobile app.

Here’s a preview of a few voice commands you will be able to give to your AI assistant:

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Latch all the doors.”

  • “Power off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Lower the heat 3 degrees."

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

You can also program in cycles in your Google Home or Alexa smartphone app that leverage many functions. For instance, try "Google, I'm leaving," and set your alarms, adjust the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or craft a preset for "date night" and order your smart home to power off the lighting and adjust the thermostat to just the right level.

Buy the superior smart security system to link to your Alexa or Google devices

As you're seeking out the ultimate Harrisburg security system for your family, check out Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you tailor-make your smart home for any need. Just call (717) 844-9116 or submit in the form below to start the process.