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How to connect your Lawrence smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
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Wouldn't it be great if you could use your Lawrence security system by voice commands? You can when you sync your Vivint home security system to your current smart home assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. Once you initiate the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices via your Nest or Echo device. Then when you're preparing to say goodnight or leave the house, all you have to do is tell your assistant to guard the house and watch your home transition into guard mode.

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

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

Stick to these easy directions to sync your Lawrence smart home with your Alexa speaker:

  • 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 have two separate Alexa skills: Vivint Basic and Vivint Complete.

  • Say yes to both skills. The Complete skill allows you almost comprehensive control of your home automation and security components, but you need to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to arm the alarms." The Basic skill enables you to control thermostats, lights, and other automation equipment by only saying, "Alexa, flip on the lights."

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

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

Vivint home security control panel

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

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

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

  • Search for Vivint and click to tether the accounts.

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

  • You can appoint 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 are able to command your Vivint network with Google devices.

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

You can operate virtually every part of your Lawrence smart home via your AI assistant. See the condition of your smart components, adjust to a pre-determined template, or minutely tweak a setting with some simple voice commands. Or tell your Echo or Nest speaker to arrange your security system just like you could in the Vivint App.

Here are just a few voice commands you are able to give to Google or Alexa:

  • “Arm 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 doorbell camera."

  • "Lower the heat 5 degrees."

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

Save time when you program in routines in your Google Home or Alexa smartphone app that combine many functions. For instance, try "Google, I'm leaving the house," and set your motion detectors, reduce the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or make a routine for "date night" and ask your smart home to power off the lights and adjust the temperature to to that perfect, cozy place.

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

As you're finding the best Lawrence security system for your home, turn to Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you personalize your smart home for your needs. Simply call (785) 829-4689 or send in the form below to get started.