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Pairing your Muncie smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
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Wouldn't it be perfect if you could power your Muncie security system by voice commands? You’re in control when you connect your Vivint home security system to your current AI assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. After you activate the Vivint skill, you can control all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices via your Nest or Echo speakers. Then when you're ready to go to bed or depart for vacation, it’s as easy as telling your smart device to guard the house and watch everything activate into guard mode.

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

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

Follow these easy directions to link your Muncie smart home with your Amazon components:

  • After you set up your Echo device, enter the Amazon Alexa mobile app and click on Skills & Games.

  • Find the Vivint Smart Home Skill. You will see two separate Alexa skills: Vivint Complete and Vivint Basic.

  • Enable both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill allows you almost complete control of your home automation and security components, but you have to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to change thermostats, lights, and other automation devices by merely saying, "Alexa, turn on the lights."

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

  • You can now operate your Vivint system with your Echo devices.

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If you like Google over Amazon, here is the easiest method to sync your Muncie smart home into your Google Nest:

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

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

  • Search for Vivint and click to link the accounts.

  • Allow Google to handle your Vivint devices and sign into your Vivint system.

  • You can appoint your components smart devices to your rooms to make your Google Home experience easier.

  • Finish by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you can now use your Vivint with Google smart speakers.

What voice commands work with your Nest or Echo speakers?

You can use nearly every part of your Muncie smart home through your preferred AI assistant. Check the condition of your smart devices, adjust to a preset setting, or minutely tweak a setting by easy voice commands. Or tell your Nest or Echo speaker to arrange your entire security system just like you could through the Vivint mobile app.

Here’s a preview of a few commands you can give to your AI assistant:

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Secure all the doors.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 2 degrees."

  • “Turn off the downstairs light in half an hour.”

You can also set routines in your Alexa or Google Home app that utilize many services. For example, say "Google, I'm going out," and set your alarms, reduce the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or craft a scene for "movie night" and ask the command to lower the lights and move the temperature to to that perfect, cozy place.

Obtain the superior smart security system to link to your Google or Alexa devices

As you're seeking out the best Muncie security system for your family, check out Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you customize your smart home for your needs. Simply call (765) 562-9379 or fill out in the form below to get started.