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How to connect your Oklahoma City smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be perfect if you were able to power your Oklahoma City security system by your voice? You can when you sync your Vivint home security system to your preferred AI assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. When you initiate the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your security cameras, alarms, and home automation devices through your Echo or Nest device. Then when you're ready to go to bed or depart for vacation, it’s as easy as telling your home goodbye and relax as everything switches into guard mode.

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

How can you sync your Oklahoma City smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Stick to these easy steps to sync your Oklahoma City smart home with your Alexa speaker:

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

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

  • Turn on both skills. The Complete skill allows you almost comprehensive management of your smart home components, but you will have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill allows you to adjust lights, thermostats, and other automation pieces by only saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

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

  • You can now operate your Vivint system with your Echo components.

Vivint home security control panel

If you prefer Google over Alexa, here is the best way to link your Oklahoma City smart home to your Google Nest:

  • Open the Google Home App and select the + icon in the upper left corner.

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

  • Search for Vivint and press to pair the accounts.

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

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

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

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

You can use nearly every function of your Oklahoma City smart home through your preferred AI assistant. Check the condition of your smart devices, adjust to a preset setting, or perform minute tweaks of a setting with some simple vocal commands. Or command your Echo or Nest speaker to organize your entire security system just like you could with the Vivint App.

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

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 5 degrees."

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

Save time when you program in routines in your Google Home or Alexa app that utilize many services. For instance, use "Google, I'm leaving the house," and set your motion detectors, adjust the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or make a preset for "date night" and ask the command to lower the lighting and adjust the temperature to to that perfect, cozy place.

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

As you're finding the superior Oklahoma City security system for your family, turn to Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you tailor-make your smart home for any need. Simply call (405) 777-7501 or fill out in the form below to get started.