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Connecting your Binghamton smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be ideal if you were able to control your Binghamton security system with voice commands? You can when you pair your Vivint smart home to your favorite smart assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. Once you launch the Vivint skill, you can access all your security cameras, alarms, and home automation devices via your Echo or Nest device. Then when you're preparing to sleep or depart for vacation, it’s as easy as telling your smart device to guard the house and relax as everything switches into guard mode.

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

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

Stick to these simple steps to link your Binghamton smart home to your Echo speaker:

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

  • Locate the Vivint Smart Home Skill. You’ll see two different Alexa skills: Vivint Complete and Vivint Basic.

  • Turn on both skills. The Complete skill allows you almost comprehensive management of your home automation and security components, 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 only saying, "Alexa, flip on the lights."

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

  • You can now control your Vivint system with your Alexa components.

Vivint home security control panel

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

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

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

  • Find Vivint and press to pair the accounts.

  • Permit Google to manage your Vivint equipment and log into your Vivint system.

  • You can assign your components smart devices to various parts of the house to make your Google Home experience more user-friendly.

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

What voice commands work with your Echo or Nest devices?

You can operate virtually every part of your Binghamton smart home through your preferred AI assistant. See the situation with your smart alarms and cameras, adjust to a pre-determined mode, or tinker with the details of a setting with some user-friendly voice commands. Or ask your Echo or Nest device to schedule your system just like in the Vivint smartphone app.

Here are just a few commands you can give to Google or Alexa:

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Lock all the doors.”

  • “Power off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 3 degrees."

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

Live stress-free when you set procedures in your Alexa or Google Home mobile app that utilize multiple functions. For example, say "Google, I'm leaving," and set your alarms, lower the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or create a scene for "tv night" and order the command to dim the lighting and move the thermostat to to that perfect, cozy place.

Buy the best smart security system to link to your Alexa or Google speaker

As you're looking for the ultimate Binghamton security system for your needs, check out Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you personalize your smart home for whatever you need. Simply call (607) 600-9610 or submit in the form below to get started.