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Connecting your Peoria smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be great if you were able to use your Peoria security system by your voice? You can when you connect your Vivint smart home to your favorite AI assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. Once you initiate the Vivint skill, you can access all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices via your Echo or Nest speakers. Then when you're getting things ready to go to bed or head to work, all you have to do is tell your assistant to guard the house and watch everything activate into guard mode.

Check out more about linking your Peoria smart home to Alexa or Google:

How can you sync your Peoria smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Follow these simple directions to sync your Peoria smart home to your Amazon components:

  • Once you install your Alexa device, log into the Amazon Alexa app and click on Skills & Games.

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

  • Say yes to both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill allows you comprehensive control of your connected home security and home automation devices, but you need to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill enables you to control lights, thermostats, and other automation pieces by simply saying, "Alexa, flip on the lights."

  • Alexa will require you to log into your Vivint account so it can connect devices.

  • You are able to operate your Vivint system with your Alexa components.

Vivint home security control panel

If you use Google over Amazon, here is the best way to pair your Peoria smart home to your Google Nest:

  • Enter the Google Home App and select the + icon in the top left part of the screen.

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

  • Search for Vivint and press to tether the accounts.

  • Enable Google to handle your Vivint devices and log into your Vivint system.

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

  • Complete the process by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are able to use your Vivint network with Google devices.

What voice commands work with your Nest or Echo devices?

You can use almost every part of your Peoria smart home with your AI assistant. See the status of your smart components, swap to a preset setting, or minutely tweak a setting with some user-friendly vocal commands. Or ask your Echo or Nest device to organize your entire security system just like you could in the Vivint mobile app.

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

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Lock all the doors.”

  • “Power off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Record a clip of my outdoor camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 5 degrees."

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

Live stress-free when you program in routines in your Alexa or Google Home app that combine many devices. For instance, use "Alexa, I'm going out," and set your alarms, reduce the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or craft a preset for "movie night" and ask your home to dim the lights and adjust the temperature to to that perfect, cozy place.

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

As you're looking for the superior Peoria security system for your family, turn to Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you customize your smart home for any need. Just call (309) 332-1063 or submit in the form below to begin.