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How to connect your Jamestown smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be great if you could power your Jamestown security system with your voice? You’re in control when you sync your Vivint home security system to your current AI assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. Once you launch the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your security cameras, alarms, and home automation devices via your Nest or Echo device. Then when you're preparing to say goodnight or head to work, all you have to do is tell your home you’re headed out and watch your home transition into guard mode.

Here’s more about pairing your Jamestown smart home to Alexa or Google:

How do you pair your Jamestown smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Follow these quick directions to pair your Jamestown smart home to your Echo components:

  • Once you set up your Alexa device, enter the Amazon Alexa app and click on Skills & Games.

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

  • Turn on both skills. The Complete skill provides you comprehensive management of your connected home security and home automation equipment, but you have to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill allows you to control thermostats, lights, and other automation devices by simply saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

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

  • You can now use your Vivint system with your Alexa devices.

Vivint home security control panel

If you prefer Google over Amazon, here is the best way to link your Jamestown smart home to your Google Nest:

  • Enter the Google Home App and press the + icon in the top left section.

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

  • Locate Vivint and press to tether the accounts.

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

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

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

What voice commands are usable with your Echo or Nest devices?

You can operate virtually every part of your Jamestown smart home through your favorite AI assistant. See the condition of your smart devices, adjust to a preset template, or minutely tweak a setting via easy voice commands. Or tell your Echo or Nest device to arrange your system in the same way as you can with the Vivint App.

Here’s a preview of a few voice commands you are able to give to Google or Alexa:

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Latch the back door.”

  • “Power off my family room light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Record a clip of my outdoor camera."

  • "Lower the heat 2 degrees."

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

Live stress-free when you preset cycles in your Alexa or Google Home app that leverage different functions. For instance, try "Google, I'm leaving the house," and set your alarms, lower the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or make a routine for "movie night" and order your smart home to lower the lighting and adjust the thermostat to how your family likes it.

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

As you're finding the best Jamestown security system for your needs, check out Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you tailor-make your smart home for your needs. Just call (601) 494-3394 or submit in the form below to start the process.