Connecting your Scranton smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be ideal if you had the ability to control your Scranton security system by voice commands? You’re in control when you sync your Vivint system to your preferred smart home assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. After you activate the Vivint skill, you can control all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices through your Echo or Nest speakers. Then when you're preparing to sleep or depart for vacation, all you have to do is tell your assistant goodbye and relax as everything switches into guard mode.

Learn more about linking your Scranton smart home to Alexa or Google:

How to pair your Scranton smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Stick to these simple directions to sync your Scranton smart home to your Echo speaker:

  • Once you configure your Alexa device, log into the Amazon Alexa mobile app and click on Skills & Games.

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

  • Say yes to both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill provides you nearly complete management of your smart home equipment, but you will have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to adjust thermostats, lights, and other automation devices by simply saying, "Alexa, turn on the lights."

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

  • You are able to use your Vivint system with your Amazon compatible speakers.

Vivint home security control panel

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

  • Enter the Google Home app on your smartphone and select the + icon in the top left part of the screen.

  • Click on set up device and go with the Have Something Already Set Up option.

  • Locate Vivint and press to tether the accounts.

  • Allow Google to handle 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 more user-friendly.

  • Complete the process by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you can now use your Vivint with Google devices.

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

You can operate nearly every function of your Scranton smart home through your favorite AI assistant. Check the condition of your smart devices, adjust to a preset mode, or tinker with the details of a setting with some simple voice commands. Or ask your Nest or Echo device to organize your security system just like in the Vivint smartphone app.

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

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 5 degrees."

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

Save time when you set procedures in your Google Home or Alexa mobile app that utilize multiple devices. For instance, say "Alexa, I'm leaving the house," and trigger your motion detectors, lower the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or make a scene for "date night" and use your smart home to lower the lighting and set the temperature to to that perfect, cozy place.

Get the ultimate smart security system to link to your Google or Alexa speaker

As you're finding the best Scranton security system for your family, check out Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you customize your smart home for whatever you need. Simply call (570) 775-5689 or send in the form below to start the process.