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Pairing your Topeka 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 control your Topeka security system by your voice? You’re in control when you pair your Vivint smart home to your current smart assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. After you activate the Vivint skill, you can access all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices with your Nest or Echo device. Then when you're preparing to say goodnight or head to work, it’s as easy as telling your smart device to guard the house and watch everything activate into guard mode.

Here’s more about pairing your Topeka smart home to Alexa or Google:

How can you pair your Topeka smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Stick to these simple directions to pair your Topeka smart home with your Alexa devices:

  • After you configure your Echo device, enter the Amazon Alexa app on your smartphone and click on Skills & Games.

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

  • Say yes to both skills. The Complete skill provides you almost complete control of your smart home equipment, 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 devices by merely saying, "Alexa, turn 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 Echo speakers.

Vivint home security control panel

If you prefer Google over Alexa, here is the easiest method to link your Topeka smart home with your Google Nest:

  • Enter the Google Home App and press the + icon in the upper left corner.

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

  • Find Vivint and press to tether the accounts.

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

  • You can appoint your devices to various parts of the house to make your Google Home experience easier.

  • Finish by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are free to command your Vivint with Google devices.

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

You can use nearly every part of your Topeka smart home with your favorite AI assistant. Monitor the condition of your smart alarms and cameras, swap to a preset template, or tinker with the details of a setting with some user-friendly voice commands. Or tell your Echo or Nest device to schedule your security system just like you could through the Vivint smartphone app.

Here are just a few voice commands you are able to give to your AI assistant:

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Secure the front door.”

  • “Power off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Record a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 2 degrees."

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

Save time when you preset routines in your Alexa or Google Home app that leverage multiple services. For instance, try "Alexa, I'm going out," and arm your alarms, adjust the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or craft a preset for "tv night" and use the command to dim the lights and set the temperature to how your family likes it.

Obtain the best home security system to sync to your Google or Alexa speaker

As you're finding the ultimate Topeka security system for your home, trust Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you tailor-make your smart home for any need. Simply call (785) 369-9429 or submit in the form below to get started.