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Pairing your Eugene smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be great if you could use your Eugene security system using only your voice? You’re in control when you sync your Vivint home security system to your current smart home assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. When you initiate the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices with your Echo or Nest device. Then when you're preparing to say goodnight or depart for vacation, Simply tell your home to guard the house and watch everything activate into guard mode.

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

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

Follow these quick steps to sync your Eugene smart home to your Amazon devices:

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

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

  • Say yes to both the Basic and Complete skills. The Complete skill allows you nearly comprehensive control of your smart home devices, but you will have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill enables you to control lights, thermostats, and other automation equipment by only saying, "Alexa, flip on the lights."

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

  • You are able to control your Vivint system with your Echo devices.

Vivint home security control panel

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

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

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

  • Locate Vivint and tap to tether the accounts.

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

  • You can assign your components smart devices to different areas to make your Google Home experience more user-friendly.

  • Finish by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you can now utilize your Vivint network with Google devices.

What voice commands are usable with your Echo or Nest devices?

You can control nearly every piece of your Eugene smart home via your AI assistant. Monitor the status of your smart alarms and cameras, transfer to a pre-determined mode, or tinker with the details of a setting with some simple voice commands. Or command your Echo or Nest speaker to organize your entire security system in the same way as you can in the Vivint mobile app.

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

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Latch the back door.”

  • “Switch off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 3 degrees."

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

Save time when you preset routines in your Google Home or Alexa app that leverage multiple functions. For example, use "Alexa, I'm leaving the house," and arm your motion detectors, adjust the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or craft a routine for "tv night" and use your home to power off the lights and adjust the thermostat to how your family likes it.

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

As you're looking for the superior Eugene security system for your family, check out Vivint. A Vivint specialist will help you tailor-make your smart home for your needs. Simply call (541) 313-4091 or fill out in the form below to get started.