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Connecting your New Brunswick 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 New Brunswick security system using only voice commands? You’re in control when you pair your Vivint home security system to your favorite smart home assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. After you launch the Vivint skill, you can control all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices through your Nest or Echo device. Then when you're getting things ready to sleep or head to work, Simply tell your smart device goodbye and watch your home transition into guard mode.

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

How to link your New Brunswick smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Stick to these simple directions to sync your New Brunswick smart home with your Amazon devices:

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

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

  • Turn on both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill allows you almost total control of your smart home equipment, but you will have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to arm the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to change lights, thermostats, and other automation devices by only saying, "Alexa, flip on the lights."

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

  • You are able to operate your Vivint system with your Echo devices.

Vivint home security control panel

If you like Google over Alexa, here is the easiest method to sync your New Brunswick smart home into your Google Nest:

  • Enter the Google Home app on your smartphone and press the + icon in the upper left section.

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

  • Find Vivint and click to link the accounts.

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

  • You can assign your components smart devices to your rooms to make your Google Home experience easier.

  • Finish by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you can now utilize your Vivint with Google smart speakers.

What voice commands are usable with your Nest or Echo speakers?

You can control almost every part of your New Brunswick smart home via your AI assistant. See the condition of your smart alarms and cameras, transfer to a pre-determined mode, or perform minute tweaks of a setting by simple voice commands. Or ask your Nest or Echo device to schedule your security system in the same way as you can through the Vivint App.

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

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Secure all the doors.”

  • “Power off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 3 degrees."

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

Live stress-free when you set procedures in your Alexa or Google Home smartphone app that combine different services. For instance, say "Google, I'm leaving," and arm your alarms, adjust the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or create a scene for "tv night" and ask your home to lower the lights and adjust the thermostat to just the right level.

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

As you're finding the best New Brunswick security system for your needs, turn to Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you customize your smart home for any need. Simply call (732) 607-4656 or submit in the form below to begin.