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Pairing your Memphis smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be great if you could power your Memphis security system with voice commands? You’re in control when you sync your Vivint home security system to your current smart assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. When you activate the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices via your Nest or Echo speakers. Then when you're ready to say goodnight or leave the house, Simply tell your home goodbye and watch everything activate into guard mode.

Learn more about connecting your Memphis smart home to Alexa or Google:

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

Stick to these easy directions to link your Memphis smart home to your Alexa components:

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

  • Locate the Vivint Smart Home Skill. You’ll have two separate Alexa skills: Vivint Basic and Vivint Complete.

  • Say yes to both the Basic and Complete skills. The Complete skill enables you complete management of your home automation and security equipment, but you need to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to arm the alarms." The Basic skill allows you to change lights, thermostats, and other automation equipment by only saying, "Alexa, turn 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 speakers.

Vivint home security control panel

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

  • Open the Google Home app on your smartphone and select the + icon in the top left section.

  • Click on set up device and press the Have Something Already Set Up option.

  • Locate Vivint and click to tether the accounts.

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

  • You can authorize your 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 able to use your Vivint equipment with Google Nest devices.

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

You can use almost every function of your Memphis smart home through your preferred AI assistant. See the condition of your smart alarms and cameras, swap to a pre-determined setting, or perform minute tweaks of a setting via user-friendly voice commands. Or command your Echo or Nest speaker to arrange your entire security system in the same way as you can in the Vivint mobile app.

Here’s a preview of a few commands you are able to assign to Alexa or Google:

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

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

Live stress-free when you preset procedures in your Google Home or Alexa mobile app that combine multiple functions. For instance, use "Alexa, I'm going out," and trigger your motion detectors, adjust the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or make a scene for "date night" and order the command to power off the lighting and move the thermostat to to that perfect, cozy place.

Obtain the best home security system to link to your Alexa or Google devices

As you're looking for the ultimate Memphis security system for your family, trust Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you personalize your smart home for any need. Simply call (901) 763-6618 or submit in the form below to start the process.