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Connecting your York smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
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Wouldn't it be great if you had the ability to control your York security system by voice commands? Take control when you sync your Vivint home security system to your favorite AI assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. When you initiate the Vivint skill, you can access all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices through your Echo or Nest device. Then when you're preparing to go to bed or leave the house, it’s as easy as telling your home you’re headed out and watch everything activate into guard mode.

Here’s more about connecting your York smart home to Alexa or Google:

How can you sync your York smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Follow these easy directions to sync your York smart home with your Echo components:

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

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

  • Enable both skills. The Complete skill enables you nearly complete control of your smart home components, but you need to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to adjust thermostats, lights, and other automation devices by merely saying, "Alexa, turn on the lights."

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

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

Vivint home security control panel

If you like Google over Alexa, here is how to sync your York smart home to your Google Nest:

  • Select the Google Home mobile app and press the + icon in the upper left part of the screen.

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

  • Search for Vivint and click to link the accounts.

  • Permit Google to administer your Vivint equipment and sign into your Vivint system.

  • You can appoint your components smart devices to your rooms to make your Google Home experience easier.

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

What voice commands work with your Echo or Nest speakers?

You can operate nearly every piece of your York smart home through your AI assistant. See the condition of your smart components, swap to a pre-determined template, or perform minute tweaks of a setting with some simple voice commands. Or ask your Nest or Echo speaker to arrange your security system just like you could through the Vivint smartphone app.

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

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Secure all the doors.”

  • “Switch off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Lower the heat 3 degrees."

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

You can also program in cycles in your Google Home or Alexa smartphone app that utilize different devices. For example, say "Alexa, I'm leaving," and set your alarms, adjust the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or create a preset for "tv night" and ask your smart home to lower the lights and set the thermostat to just the right level.

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

As you're looking for the ultimate York security system for your home, check out Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you tailor-make your smart home for your needs. Simply call (717) 973-7710 or send in the form below to begin.