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How to connect your Provo smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be great if you could control your Provo security system by voice commands? Take control when you connect your Vivint system to your favorite smart home assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. Once you launch the Vivint skill, you can control all your security cameras, alarms, and home automation devices via your Nest or Echo speakers. Then when you're getting things ready to sleep or leave the house, it’s as easy as telling your smart device you’re headed out and relax as everything switches into guard mode.

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

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

Follow these easy directions to link your Provo smart home with your Echo devices:

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

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

  • Say yes to both skills. The Complete skill allows you almost total control of your home automation and security equipment, but you need to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill enables you to control thermostats, lights, and other automation pieces by simply saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

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

  • You are able to use your Vivint system with your Echo components.

Vivint home security control panel

If you prefer Google over Amazon, here is the easiest method to sync your Provo smart home to your Google Nest:

  • Enter the Google Home app on your smartphone and select the + icon in the top left corner.

  • Click on set up device and choose the Have Something Already Set Up option.

  • Search for Vivint and press to pair the accounts.

  • Permit Google to handle your Vivint system and sign into your Vivint system.

  • You can appoint your 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 are free to command your Vivint system with Google smart speakers.

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

You can operate almost every piece of your Provo smart home through your preferred AI assistant. Check the status of your smart devices, adjust to a preset mode, or minutely tweak a setting via user-friendly voice commands. Or tell your Echo or Nest device to schedule your system just like you could with the Vivint App.

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

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Latch the back door.”

  • “Power off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my outdoor camera."

  • "Lower the heat 5 degrees."

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

Save time when you program in routines in your Alexa or Google Home smartphone app that leverage many functions. For example, try "Google, I'm leaving," and set your motion detectors, reduce the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or create a preset for "movie night" and ask the command to lower the lighting and set the thermostat to just the right level.

Obtain the best home security system to sync to your Google or Alexa devices

As you're finding the ultimate Provo security system for your family, trust Vivint. A Vivint specialist will help you tailor-make your smart home for any need. Simply call (385) 455-7233 or submit in the form below to get started.