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Connecting your Morgantown smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be perfect if you had the ability to use your Morgantown security system with voice commands? You’re in control when you pair your Vivint smart home to your current smart assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. When you initiate 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 say goodnight or leave the house, Simply tell your assistant goodbye and watch your home transition into guard mode.

Check out more about connecting your Morgantown smart home to Google or Alexa:

How do you link your Morgantown smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Stick to these simple directions to sync your Morgantown smart home to your Alexa devices:

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

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

  • Say yes to both skills. The Complete skill provides you nearly total management of your connected home security and home automation equipment, but you need to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to adjust lights, thermostats, and other automation pieces by merely saying, "Alexa, turn on the lights."

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

  • You can now control your Vivint system with your Echo devices.

Vivint home security control panel

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

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

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

  • Search for Vivint and tap to tether the accounts.

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

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

  • Wrap up by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are able to use your Vivint network with Google smart speakers.

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

You can use almost every part of your Morgantown smart home through your AI assistant. See the status of your smart alarms and cameras, adjust to a preset setting, or minutely tweak a setting with some simple voice commands. Or ask your Echo or Nest device to arrange your system just like in the Vivint smartphone app.

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

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Latch the front door.”

  • “Power off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Record a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 2 degrees."

  • “Turn off the kid’s room light in an hour.”

Live stress-free when you preset routines in your Google Home or Alexa smartphone app that combine many devices. For instance, try "Google, I'm leaving the house," and arm your motion detectors, adjust the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or craft a preset for "date night" and use your home to power off the lighting and set the temperature to just the right level.

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

As you're looking for the ultimate Morgantown security system for your home, trust Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you customize your smart home for whatever you need. Just call (304) 903-6090 or submit in the form below to begin.