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Connecting your Appleton smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be ideal if you could use your Appleton security system using only your voice? Take control when you pair your Vivint home security system to your current AI assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. After you launch the Vivint skill, you can access all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices through your Nest or Echo device. Then when you're preparing to go to bed or leave the house, Simply tell your home to guard the house and watch everything activate into guard mode.

Here’s more about connecting your Appleton smart home to Google or Alexa:

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

Stick to these easy directions to sync your Appleton smart home to your Amazon components:

  • Once you install your Alexa device, enter the Amazon Alexa app and click on Skills & Games.

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

  • Say yes to both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill provides you comprehensive control of your smart home devices, but you will have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill enables you to control lights, thermostats, and other automation equipment by only saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

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

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

Vivint home security control panel

If you prefer Google over Amazon, here is the easiest method to sync your Appleton smart home into your Google Nest:

  • Enter the Google Home App and select the + icon in the top left section.

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

  • Search for Vivint and click to pair the accounts.

  • Enable Google to manage your Vivint devices and log into your Vivint system.

  • You can authorize your components smart devices to different areas to make your Google Home experience more user-friendly.

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

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

You can operate almost every piece of your Appleton smart home through your favorite AI assistant. See the condition of your smart alarms and cameras, adjust to a pre-determined mode, or minutely tweak a setting with some easy vocal commands. Or tell your Echo or Nest speaker to arrange your system in the same way as you can through the Vivint App.

Check out a few commands you will be able to assign to Google or Alexa:

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Switch off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Lower the heat 2 degrees."

  • “Turn off the bedroom light in an hour.”

Live stress-free when you program in procedures in your Google Home or Alexa mobile app that utilize multiple services. For instance, use "Alexa, I'm leaving the house," and set your motion detectors, lower the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or make a preset for "movie night" and order the command to lower the lights and move the thermostat to how your family likes it.

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

As you're finding the ultimate Appleton security system for your home, check out Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you personalize your smart home for whatever you need. Simply call (920) 259-2449 or fill out in the form below to get started.