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Connecting your Bellingham smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be ideal if you had the ability to use your Bellingham security system using only your voice? You’re in control when you sync your Vivint home security system to your preferred smart home assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. After you launch the Vivint skill, you can access all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices via your Nest or Echo speakers. Then when you're getting things ready to go to bed or depart for vacation, it’s as easy as telling your home you’re headed out and watch everything activate into guard mode.

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

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

Stick to these quick steps to link your Bellingham smart home with your Amazon speaker:

  • Once you set up your Echo device, open the Amazon Alexa app on your smartphone and click on Skills & Games.

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

  • Turn on both skills. The Complete skill enables you nearly complete management of your smart home equipment, but you will have to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill allows you to adjust thermostats, lights, and other automation pieces by merely saying, "Alexa, turn on the lights."

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

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

Vivint home security control panel

If you prefer Google over Amazon, here is the best way to sync your Bellingham smart home to your Google Nest:

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

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

  • Search for Vivint and tap to pair the accounts.

  • Allow Google to handle your Vivint equipment and log into your Vivint system.

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

  • Complete the process by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are free to utilize your Vivint network with Google devices.

What voice commands work with your Nest or Echo devices?

You can operate almost every function of your Bellingham smart home with your preferred AI assistant. Check the situation with your smart components, swap to a pre-determined mode, or perform minute tweaks of a setting via simple vocal commands. Or tell your Echo or Nest device to schedule your security system just like you could in the Vivint App.

Here are just a few voice commands you will be able to assign to your AI assistant:

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Secure the front door.”

  • “Switch off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 3 degrees."

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

Save time when you program in procedures in your Google Home or Alexa app that combine different services. For example, use "Alexa, I'm leaving," and trigger your motion detectors, reduce the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or craft a routine for "movie night" and order the command to dim the lighting and adjust the temperature to just the right level.

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

As you're looking for the ultimate Bellingham security system for your needs, trust Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you customize your smart home for whatever you need. Just call (360) 968-8970 or send in the form below to start the process.