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Pairing your Brooklyn smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
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Wouldn't it be ideal if you could control your Brooklyn security system using only your voice? You’re in control when you pair your Vivint home security system to your preferred smart assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. 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 preparing to sleep or leave the house, all you have to do is tell your smart device goodbye and watch your home transition into guard mode.

Check out more about linking your Brooklyn smart home to Alexa or Google:

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

Simply adhere to these quick steps to link your Brooklyn smart home with your Echo devices:

  • After you install your Echo device, enter the Amazon Alexa app and hit Skills & Games.

  • Find the Vivint Smart Home Skill. You’ll find two different Alexa skills: Vivint Basic and Vivint Complete.

  • Enable both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill provides you total management of your smart home equipment, but you have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill allows you to change thermostats, lights, and other automation devices by merely saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

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

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

Vivint home security control panel

If you prefer Google over Alexa, here is how to sync your Brooklyn smart home into your Google Nest:

  • Open the Google Home app on your smartphone and press the + icon in the upper left part of the screen.

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

  • Search for Vivint and tap to tether the accounts.

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

  • You can authorize your 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 system with Google Nest devices.

What voice commands work with your Echo or Nest devices?

You can operate nearly every piece of your Brooklyn smart home through your favorite AI assistant. See the situation with your smart devices, transfer to a pre-determined setting, or tinker with the details of a setting with some easy vocal commands. Or tell your Echo or Nest device to schedule your system just like through the Vivint App.

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

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Power off my family room light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 2 degrees."

  • “Turn off the kid’s room light in half an hour.”

Live stress-free when you program in procedures in your Alexa or Google Home app that leverage many devices. For example, say "Google, I'm leaving," and trigger your motion detectors, lower the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or create a preset for "date night" and order your smart home to dim the lights and set the thermostat to how your family likes it.

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

As you're finding the ultimate Brooklyn security system for your needs, trust Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you personalize your smart home for whatever you need. Simply call (929) 552-2194 or submit in the form below to begin.