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How to connect your Springfield smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
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Wouldn't it be perfect if you could use your Springfield security system using only voice commands? You’re in control when you sync your Vivint smart home to your favorite smart assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. After you initiate the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your security cameras, alarms, and home automation devices with your Nest or Echo speakers. Then when you're getting things ready to go to bed or depart for vacation, it’s as easy as telling your smart device goodbye and relax as everything switches into guard mode.

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

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

Follow these simple steps to link your Springfield smart home with your Echo devices:

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

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

  • Enable both skills. The Complete skill enables you comprehensive management of your smart home devices, but you need to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to control thermostats, lights, and other automation equipment by merely saying, "Alexa, turn on the lights."

  • Alexa will need you to log into your Vivint profile so it can connect devices.

  • You are able to operate your Vivint system with your Alexa speakers.

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If you prefer Google over Amazon, here is how to link your Springfield smart home with your Google Nest:

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

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

  • Locate Vivint and press to pair the accounts.

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

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

  • Wrap up by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you can now command your Vivint equipment with Google devices.

What voice commands work with your Echo or Nest devices?

You can use virtually every piece of your Springfield smart home with your favorite AI assistant. See the status of your smart alarms and cameras, swap to a preset template, or tinker with the details of a setting by easy vocal commands. Or command your Nest or Echo speaker to organize your system just like in the Vivint smartphone app.

Check out a few voice commands you can give to your AI assistant:

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Latch the back door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 2 degrees."

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

Live stress-free when you preset routines in your Google Home or Alexa smartphone app that utilize many services. For example, try "Google, I'm leaving the house," and trigger your motion detectors, lower the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or craft a scene for "date night" and use the command to dim the lights and set the temperature to just the right level.

Obtain the superior smart security system to pair to your Alexa or Google devices

As you're seeking out the best Springfield security system for your family, trust Vivint. A Vivint specialist will help you tailor-make your smart home for whatever you need. Simply call (217) 627-6647 or submit in the form below to begin.