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Connecting your Erie smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be great if you were able to power your Erie security system with voice commands? Take control when you connect your Vivint smart home to your favorite smart home assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. Once you launch the Vivint skill, you can control all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices with your Nest or Echo speakers. Then when you're ready to say goodnight or head to work, Simply tell your smart device to guard the house and relax as everything switches into guard mode.

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

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

Follow these easy directions to pair your Erie smart home to your Alexa components:

  • After you install your Echo device, open the Amazon Alexa app and find Skills & Games.

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

  • Turn on both the Basic and Complete skills. The Complete skill enables you almost total control of your connected home security and home automation components, but you 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, power on the lights."

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

  • You are able to use your Vivint system with your Echo components.

Vivint home security control panel

If you prefer Google over Amazon, here is the best way to pair your Erie smart home into your Google Nest:

  • Enter the Google Home app on your smartphone and press the + icon in the top left part of the screen.

  • Select set up device and choose the Have Something Already Set Up selection.

  • Find Vivint and click to pair the accounts.

  • Allow Google to handle your Vivint equipment and sign into your Vivint system.

  • You can authorize your components smart devices to different areas to make your Google Home experience simpler.

  • Wrap up by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are able to use your Vivint equipment with Google devices.

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

You can operate nearly every part of your Erie smart home with your AI assistant. See the status of your smart devices, swap to a pre-determined template, or minutely tweak a setting via easy vocal commands. Or ask your Echo or Nest device to schedule your security system in the same way as you can through the Vivint mobile app.

Here are just a few commands you are able to give to Alexa or Google:

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Latch the front door.”

  • “Power off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Record a clip of my outdoor camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 5 degrees."

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

You can also program in routines in your Google Home or Alexa app that utilize multiple functions. For example, use "Alexa, I'm leaving the house," and set your alarms, adjust the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or craft a scene for "tv night" and order your smart home to power off the lights and set the thermostat to how your family likes it.

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

As you're finding the ultimate Erie security system for your home, check out Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you personalize your smart home for your needs. Simply call (814) 992-4902 or submit in the form below to get started.