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Connecting your Ocala smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be ideal if you were able to use your Ocala security system by voice commands? You can when you pair your Vivint system to your current smart assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. After you activate the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices with your Echo or Nest device. Then when you're preparing to say goodnight or head to work, it’s as easy as telling your home to guard the house and watch your home transition into guard mode.

Here’s more about linking your Ocala smart home to Google or Alexa:

How do you sync your Ocala smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Simply adhere to these simple steps to link your Ocala smart home to your Echo speaker:

  • Once you install your Alexa device, enter the Amazon Alexa app on your smartphone and find Skills & Games.

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

  • Enable both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill enables you comprehensive management of your connected home security and home automation components, but you have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to change lights, thermostats, and other automation pieces by only saying, "Alexa, power 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 like Google over Alexa, here is how to sync your Ocala smart home to your Google Nest:

  • Select the Google Home mobile app and press the + icon in the upper left section.

  • Pick set up device and choose the Have Something Already Set Up selection.

  • Locate Vivint and tap to pair the accounts.

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

  • You can assign your devices to various parts of the house to make your Google Home experience more user-friendly.

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

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

You can control almost every part of your Ocala smart home with your favorite AI assistant. See the situation with your smart alarms and cameras, adjust to a pre-determined template, or tinker with the details of a setting via easy vocal commands. Or ask your Nest or Echo device to arrange your system just like you could through the Vivint smartphone app.

Here are just a few commands you can give to your AI assistant:

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Secure the back door.”

  • “Switch off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Lower the heat 5 degrees."

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

You can also preset procedures in your Google Home or Alexa smartphone app that combine many devices. For example, say "Alexa, I'm leaving," and set your motion detectors, adjust the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or create a routine for "movie night" and order your smart home to power off the lights and set the temperature to just the right level.

Get the ultimate smart security system to link to your Alexa or Google devices

As you're finding the best Ocala security system for your home, check out Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you tailor-make your smart home for your needs. Simply call (352) 922-3678 or send in the form below to start the process.