Vivint Authorized Retailer Flint
Smart Security Specialists -- Your Vivint Authorized Dealer Covering Flint & Surrounding Areas

Connecting your Flint smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be ideal if you were able to control your Flint security system with your voice? You’re in control when you connect your Vivint home security system to your favorite AI assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. When you activate the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your security cameras, alarms, and home automation devices with your Nest or Echo speakers. Then when you're getting things ready to say goodnight or head to work, Simply tell your home you’re headed out and watch everything activate into guard mode.

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

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

Follow these simple directions to pair your Flint smart home to your Amazon devices:

  • Once you install your Alexa device, open the Amazon Alexa app and hit Skills & Games.

  • Search for the Vivint Smart Home Skill. You will see two separate Alexa skills: Vivint Complete and Vivint Basic.

  • Turn on both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill allows you nearly total management of your home automation and security devices, but you need to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill allows you to change lights, thermostats, and other automation equipment by simply saying, "Alexa, flip on the lights."

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

  • You are now free to use your Vivint system with your Echo speakers.

Vivint home security control panel

If you use Google over Amazon, here is the easiest method to pair your Flint smart home to your Google Nest:

  • Open the Google Home mobile app and press the + icon in the top left corner.

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

  • Locate Vivint and click to link the accounts.

  • Enable Google to administer your Vivint system and sign into your Vivint system.

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

  • Complete the process by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are able to command your Vivint network with Google Nest devices.

What voice commands work with your Nest or Echo speakers?

You can use virtually every function of your Flint smart home via your AI assistant. Check the situation with your smart components, swap to a pre-determined setting, or tinker with the details of a setting via user-friendly vocal commands. Or ask your Nest or Echo device to schedule your entire security system in the same way as you can through the Vivint mobile app.

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

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Latch all the doors.”

  • “Turn off my family room light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 3 degrees."

  • “Turn off the bedroom light in 30 minutes.”

Save time when you set cycles in your Google Home or Alexa app that utilize different services. For example, try "Alexa, I'm leaving the house," and trigger your alarms, adjust the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or make a preset for "tv night" and ask your home to dim the lights and set the temperature to just the right level.

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

As you're finding the best Flint security system for your needs, check out Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you personalize your smart home for any need. Simply call (810) 672-7953 or submit in the form below to start the process.