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Connecting your Bozeman smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be ideal if you had the ability to use your Bozeman security system by your voice? You’re in control when you pair your Vivint smart home to your preferred smart assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. Once you initiate the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices with your Echo or Nest speakers. Then when you're preparing to go to bed or head to work, it’s as easy as telling your smart device to guard the house and watch your home transition into guard mode.

Here’s more about connecting your Bozeman smart home to Google or Alexa:

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

Simply adhere to these quick directions to pair your Bozeman smart home with your Amazon speaker:

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

  • Find the Vivint Smart Home Skill. You should have two different Alexa skills: Vivint Basic and Vivint Complete.

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

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

  • You are now free to use your Vivint system with your Alexa devices.

Vivint home security control panel

If you like Google over Alexa, here is the easiest method to pair your Bozeman smart home with your Google Nest:

  • Select the Google Home App and select the + icon in the upper left part of the screen.

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

  • Locate Vivint and click to tether the accounts.

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

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

  • Complete the process by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you can now command your Vivint system with Google smart speakers.

What voice commands work with your Echo or Nest devices?

You can control almost every part of your Bozeman smart home via your AI assistant. Monitor the status of your smart devices, adjust to a pre-determined mode, or minutely tweak a setting with some easy voice commands. Or ask your Nest or Echo speaker to schedule your security system in the same way as you can through the Vivint App.

Here’s a preview of a few commands you will be able to assign to your AI assistant:

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Lock all the doors.”

  • “Switch off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Record a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 2 degrees."

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

You can also set procedures in your Google Home or Alexa mobile app that combine multiple devices. For example, try "Alexa, I'm leaving the house," and set your motion detectors, adjust the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or create a scene for "tv night" and use your smart home to lower the lights and move the thermostat to to that perfect, cozy place.

Obtain the ultimate smart security system to sync to your Google or Alexa speaker

As you're looking for the superior Bozeman security system for your needs, trust Vivint. A Vivint specialist will help you tailor-make your smart home for your needs. Just call (406) 926-0255 or submit in the form below to start the process.