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How to connect your Salem smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
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Wouldn't it be great if you had the ability to power your Salem security system by your voice? You can when you connect your Vivint system to your preferred AI assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. After you launch the Vivint skill, you can access all your security cameras, alarms, and home automation devices through your Echo or Nest device. Then when you're ready to go to bed or leave the house, all you have to do is tell your smart device to guard the house and relax as everything switches into guard mode.

Learn more about pairing your Salem smart home to Alexa or Google:

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

Simply adhere to these quick directions to pair your Salem smart home with your Echo devices:

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

  • Find the Vivint Smart Home Skill. You will find two separate Alexa skills: Vivint Basic and Vivint Complete.

  • Turn on both skills. The Complete skill provides you almost complete management of your connected home security and home automation devices, but you will have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to adjust lights, thermostats, and other automation devices by only saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

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

  • You are able to operate your Vivint system with your Amazon compatible devices.

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If you prefer Google over Alexa, here is the easiest method to link your Salem smart home with your Google Nest:

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

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

  • Find Vivint and click to tether the accounts.

  • Enable Google to administer your Vivint equipment and log into your Vivint system.

  • You can appoint your devices to different areas to make your Google Home experience easier.

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

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

You can control almost every part of your Salem smart home with your preferred AI assistant. Check the situation with your smart components, transfer to a pre-determined setting, or perform minute tweaks of a setting with some simple voice commands. Or command your Echo or Nest speaker to arrange your entire security system just like with the Vivint App.

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

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Latch all the doors.”

  • “Switch off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 3 degrees."

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

Save time when you program in procedures in your Alexa or Google Home mobile app that utilize different services. For instance, use "Google, I'm going out," and trigger your alarms, reduce the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or create a preset for "movie night" and use your smart home to dim the lighting and move the thermostat to how your family likes it.

Obtain the best home security system to pair to your Google or Alexa devices

As you're finding the best Salem security system for your needs, turn to Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you tailor-make your smart home for any need. Simply call (503) 994-1230 or submit in the form below to get started.