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Connecting your Stamford smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be ideal if you were able to use your Stamford security system with your voice? You’re in control when you pair your Vivint home security system to your current AI assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. Once you initiate the Vivint skill, you can access all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices with your Echo or Nest speakers. Then when you're ready to go to bed or leave the house, Simply tell your home you’re headed out and watch everything activate into guard mode.

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

How to link your Stamford smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Stick to these simple directions to sync your Stamford smart home with your Amazon speaker:

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

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

  • Enable both the Basic and Complete skills. The Complete skill provides you almost comprehensive management of your home automation and security components, but you will have to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill enables you to change lights, thermostats, and other automation devices by simply saying, "Alexa, flip on the lights."

  • Alexa will require you to log into your Vivint account so it can link.

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

Vivint home security control panel

If you prefer Google over Alexa, here is how to sync your Stamford smart home into your Google Nest:

  • Enter the Google Home app on your smartphone and select the + icon in the upper left corner.

  • Pick set up device and press the Have Something Already Set Up selection.

  • Locate Vivint and click to link the accounts.

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

  • You can assign your components smart devices to your rooms to make your Google Home experience simpler.

  • Finish by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you can now command your Vivint network with Google smart speakers.

What voice commands work with your Echo or Nest devices?

You can operate nearly every piece of your Stamford smart home through your preferred AI assistant. Monitor the condition of your smart devices, adjust to a preset mode, or minutely tweak a setting by simple vocal commands. Or command your Echo or Nest speaker to organize your security system in the same way as you can with the Vivint mobile app.

Here are just a few voice commands you will be able to assign to Google or Alexa:

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Secure the front door.”

  • “Turn off my family room light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Lower the heat 5 degrees."

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

You can also preset procedures in your Google Home or Alexa smartphone app that utilize many services. For instance, use "Alexa, I'm leaving the house," and trigger your alarms, reduce the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or create a scene for "tv night" and use your home to lower the lighting and adjust the thermostat to how your family likes it.

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

As you're looking for the best Stamford security system for your family, turn to Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you customize your smart home for whatever you need. Simply call (475) 250-2250 or submit in the form below to start the process.