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How to connect your West Bloomfield smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be great if you had the ability to use your West Bloomfield security system with voice commands? Take control when you pair your Vivint home security system to your favorite smart assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. After you launch the Vivint skill, you can control all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices via your Echo or Nest speakers. Then when you're getting things ready to say goodnight or leave the house, Simply tell your assistant you’re headed out and relax as everything switches into guard mode.

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

How to sync your West Bloomfield smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Stick to these simple steps to sync your West Bloomfield smart home with your Alexa devices:

  • After you set up your Alexa device, log into the Amazon Alexa app and find Skills & Games.

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

  • Turn on both skills. The Complete skill provides you almost complete control of your smart home devices, but you need to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill enables you to control thermostats, lights, and other automation equipment by only saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

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

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

Vivint home security control panel

If you prefer Google over Amazon, here is the easiest method to sync your West Bloomfield smart home with your Google Nest:

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

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

  • Search for Vivint and tap to tether the accounts.

  • Allow Google to manage 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.

  • Finish by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are able to utilize your Vivint network with Google devices.

What voice commands work with your Nest or Echo speakers?

You can control nearly every function of your West Bloomfield smart home via your AI assistant. See the situation with your smart devices, swap to a pre-determined mode, or tinker with the details of a setting by easy voice commands. Or tell your Echo or Nest device to organize your system just like in the Vivint smartphone app.

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

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Secure all the doors.”

  • “Power off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 5 degrees."

  • “Turn off the downstairs light in 30 minutes.”

Save time when you preset cycles in your Alexa or Google Home mobile app that combine multiple services. For example, try "Alexa, I'm leaving," and arm your alarms, adjust the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or craft a preset for "tv night" and use your smart home to lower the lighting and move the thermostat to just the right level.

Get the superior home security system to link to your Google or Alexa devices

As you're looking for the best West Bloomfield security system for your family, turn to Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you customize your smart home for any need. Simply call (248) 963-1801 or fill out in the form below to get started.