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Pairing your Lafayette smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be perfect if you could power your Lafayette security system by your voice? You can when you connect your Vivint home security system to your current smart home assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. Once you launch the Vivint skill, you can access all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices via your Echo or Nest device. Then when you're preparing to go to bed or leave the house, Simply tell your smart device you’re headed out and watch your home transition into guard mode.

Here’s more about linking your Lafayette smart home to Google or Alexa:

How do you pair your Lafayette smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Simply adhere to these quick directions to pair your Lafayette smart home to your Amazon devices:

  • After you configure your Echo device, log into the Amazon Alexa mobile app and find Skills & Games.

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

  • Enable both the Basic and Complete skills. The Complete skill allows you nearly comprehensive management of your home automation and security components, but you have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill allows you to control thermostats, lights, and other automation pieces by only saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

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

  • You are now free to control your Vivint system with your Alexa devices.

Vivint home security control panel

If you like Google over Amazon, here is the easiest method to link your Lafayette smart home with your Google Nest:

  • Open the Google Home mobile app and select the + icon in the upper left section.

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

  • Locate Vivint and press to link the accounts.

  • Permit Google to administer your Vivint equipment and log into your Vivint system.

  • You can assign 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 command your Vivint system with Google devices.

What voice commands work with your Nest or Echo speakers?

You can operate almost every function of your Lafayette smart home with your favorite AI assistant. Check the status of your smart alarms and cameras, swap to a preset template, or minutely tweak a setting with some easy voice commands. Or command your Echo or Nest speaker to organize your entire security system in the same way as you can with the Vivint mobile app.

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

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Latch the back door.”

  • “Switch off my family room light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Lower the heat 5 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 leverage different functions. For example, use "Google, I'm going out," and trigger your alarms, reduce the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or craft a routine for "date night" and order your smart home to power off the lighting and move the temperature to to that perfect, cozy place.

Obtain the ultimate home security system to link to your Google or Alexa speaker

As you're seeking out the best Lafayette security system for your needs, turn to Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you personalize your smart home for any need. Just call (765) 540-9213 or fill out in the form below to get started.