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Connecting your Lancaster smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be great if you were able to use your Lancaster security system by voice commands? You can when you connect your Vivint home security system to your current smart assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. After you activate the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices through your Echo or Nest speakers. Then when you're preparing to sleep or head to work, Simply tell your home you’re headed out and watch your home transition into guard mode.

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

How do you link your Lancaster smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Stick to these quick steps to link your Lancaster smart home to your Alexa components:

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

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

  • Enable both the Basic and Complete skills. The Complete skill allows you almost complete control of your smart home devices, but you need to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to arm the alarms." The Basic skill allows you to change thermostats, lights, and other automation equipment by merely saying, "Alexa, flip on the lights."

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

  • You are able to control your Vivint system with your Amazon compatible components.

Vivint home security control panel

If you use Google over Alexa, here is the best way to link your Lancaster smart home with your Google Nest:

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

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

  • Locate Vivint and press to link the accounts.

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

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

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

What voice commands work with your Nest or Echo speakers?

You can control virtually every piece of your Lancaster smart home with your AI assistant. See the condition of your smart devices, swap to a preset template, or perform minute tweaks of a setting with some easy voice commands. Or command your Nest or Echo speaker to organize your system just like through the Vivint App.

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

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Lock all the doors.”

  • “Power off my family room light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Record a clip of my outdoor camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 3 degrees."

  • “Turn off the kid’s room light in 30 minutes.”

Save time when you set procedures in your Google Home or Alexa app that utilize many functions. For example, use "Alexa, I'm leaving the house," and arm your alarms, reduce the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or craft a routine for "movie night" and order the command to dim the lighting and adjust the temperature to how your family likes it.

Get the superior home security system to link to your Alexa or Google speaker

As you're looking for the superior Lancaster security system for your needs, trust Vivint. A Vivint specialist will help you customize your smart home for any need. Just call (717) 922-5237 or fill out in the form below to start the process.