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Connecting your Logan smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be perfect if you could control your Logan security system with voice commands? Take control when you pair your Vivint system to your favorite smart assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. Once you launch the Vivint skill, you can access 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, all you have to do is tell your home goodbye and watch your home transition into guard mode.

Check out more about connecting your Logan smart home to Google or Alexa:

How do you link your Logan smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Simply adhere to these simple steps to sync your Logan smart home to your Echo devices:

  • After you configure your Echo device, open the Amazon Alexa mobile app and find Skills & Games.

  • Search for the Vivint Smart Home Skill. You should have two separate Alexa skills: Vivint Complete and Vivint Basic.

  • Say yes to both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill provides you almost total management of your connected home security and home automation components, but you need to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill allows you to change thermostats, lights, and other automation pieces by simply saying, "Alexa, flip on the lights."

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

  • You are able to control your Vivint system with your Alexa speakers.

Vivint home security control panel

If you use Google over Amazon, here is the easiest method to link your Logan smart home with your Google Nest:

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

  • Click on set up device and go with the Have Something Already Set Up choice.

  • Find Vivint and press to pair the accounts.

  • Enable Google to handle your Vivint equipment and sign into your Vivint system.

  • You can authorize your components smart devices to different areas to make your Google Home experience easier.

  • Wrap up by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you can now command your Vivint with Google Nest devices.

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

You can use virtually every function of your Logan smart home through your preferred AI assistant. See the condition of your smart devices, transfer to a pre-determined setting, or minutely tweak a setting with some simple voice commands. Or command your Nest or Echo speaker to arrange your system just like you could with the Vivint App.

Here are just a few voice commands you will be able to give to your AI assistant:

  • “Change 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."

  • "Adjust the heat 5 degrees."

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

Save time when you program in procedures in your Google Home or Alexa smartphone app that utilize multiple services. For instance, use "Google, I'm going out," and trigger your motion detectors, lower the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or create a scene for "tv night" and use your home to lower the lights and adjust the temperature to how your family likes it.

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

As you're seeking out the best Logan security system for your needs, trust Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you personalize your smart home for your needs. Simply call (562) 376-5457 or fill out in the form below to begin.