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Pairing your Madison smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
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Wouldn't it be perfect if you were able to control your Madison security system by voice commands? You can when you sync your Vivint home security system to your current smart home 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 through your Echo or Nest speakers. Then when you're ready to sleep or leave the house, it’s as easy as telling your assistant goodbye and watch everything activate into guard mode.

Check out more about linking your Madison smart home to Google or Alexa:

How do you pair your Madison smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Stick to these quick directions to sync your Madison smart home with your Amazon components:

  • Once you configure your Alexa device, open the Amazon Alexa mobile app and find Skills & Games.

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

  • Enable both skills. The Complete skill allows you complete control of your smart home equipment, but you need to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to change thermostats, lights, and other automation pieces by merely saying, "Alexa, flip on the lights."

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

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

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If you like Google over Alexa, here is the best way to pair your Madison smart home into your Google Nest:

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

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

  • Locate Vivint and tap to tether the accounts.

  • Permit Google to handle your Vivint system and log into your Vivint system.

  • You can authorize your components smart devices to your rooms to make your Google Home experience more user-friendly.

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

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

You can control almost every part of your Madison smart home through your favorite AI assistant. Monitor the condition of your smart alarms and cameras, transfer to a pre-determined setting, or tinker with the details of a setting via simple vocal commands. Or command your Echo or Nest device to schedule your system just like with the Vivint mobile app.

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

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Latch the back door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 3 degrees."

  • “Turn off the kid’s room light in 30 minutes.”

You can also preset procedures in your Alexa or Google Home smartphone app that combine different devices. For example, use "Google, I'm leaving the house," and arm your motion detectors, lower the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or create a scene for "tv night" and ask your home to lower the lights and set the thermostat to to that perfect, cozy place.

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

As you're seeking out the superior Madison security system for your home, trust Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you personalize your smart home for any need. Just call (608) 470-6808 or send in the form below to get started.