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Pairing your Kalamazoo smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
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Wouldn't it be perfect if you were able to use your Kalamazoo security system with voice commands? You’re in control when you pair your Vivint system to your favorite smart assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. When you activate the Vivint skill, you can control all your security cameras, alarms, and home automation devices through your Echo or Nest device. Then when you're ready to sleep or depart for vacation, Simply tell your smart device goodbye and watch your home transition into guard mode.

Learn more about connecting your Kalamazoo smart home to Alexa or Google:

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

Simply adhere to these quick directions to sync your Kalamazoo smart home to your Echo components:

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

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

  • Enable both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill enables you comprehensive management of your smart home components, but you have to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill enables you to control thermostats, lights, and other automation pieces by simply saying, "Alexa, turn on the lights."

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

  • You are now free to operate your Vivint system with your Alexa speakers.

Vivint home security control panel

If you use Google over Alexa, here is the best way to sync your Kalamazoo smart home into your Google Nest:

  • Select the Google Home App and select the + icon in the upper left section.

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

  • Find Vivint and tap to pair the accounts.

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

  • You can authorize your components smart devices to various parts of the house to make your Google Home experience simpler.

  • Wrap up by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you can now utilize your Vivint equipment with Google smart speakers.

What voice commands work with your Nest or Echo speakers?

You can control nearly every piece of your Kalamazoo smart home via your favorite AI assistant. Monitor the condition of your smart components, swap to a pre-determined mode, or tinker with the details of a setting with some simple vocal commands. Or ask your Echo or Nest device to organize your system just like you could in the Vivint smartphone app.

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

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Latch the front door.”

  • “Switch off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Lower the heat 2 degrees."

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

Live stress-free when you program in procedures in your Alexa or Google Home smartphone app that combine multiple devices. For example, use "Google, I'm leaving the house," and arm your alarms, adjust the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or create a scene for "tv night" and ask your home to power off the lighting and move the thermostat to just the right level.

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

As you're seeking out the ultimate Kalamazoo security system for your needs, trust Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you tailor-make your smart home for whatever you need. Simply call (269) 280-0186 or submit in the form below to get started.