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Pairing your Camden smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be ideal if you had the ability to control your Camden security system using only voice commands? Take control when you pair your Vivint system to your current smart assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. Once you activate the Vivint skill, you can control all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices via your Nest or Echo speakers. Then when you're ready to say goodnight 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.

Learn more about linking your Camden smart home to Alexa or Google:

How to sync your Camden smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Stick to these simple directions to pair your Camden smart home with your Amazon components:

  • After you install your Alexa device, enter the Amazon Alexa app and find Skills & Games.

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

  • Enable both the Basic and Complete skills. The Complete skill enables you total management of your smart home devices, but you need to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to arm the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to adjust thermostats, lights, and other automation devices by only saying, "Alexa, turn on the lights."

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

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

Vivint home security control panel

If you prefer Google over Alexa, here is the best way to pair your Camden smart home with your Google Nest:

  • Open the Google Home App and select the + icon in the upper left section.

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

  • Find Vivint and press to tether 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.

  • Complete the process by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you can now use your Vivint system with Google smart speakers.

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

You can control almost every function of your Camden smart home with your favorite AI assistant. Check the condition of your smart alarms and cameras, swap to a pre-determined template, or tinker with the details of a setting via simple voice commands. Or tell your Echo or Nest speaker to arrange your security system in the same way as you can with the Vivint App.

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

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Secure the front door.”

  • “Power off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Record a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 2 degrees."

  • “Turn off the kid’s room light in 30 minutes.”

Live stress-free when you set cycles in your Google Home or Alexa app that utilize many devices. For example, use "Alexa, I'm leaving the house," and trigger your alarms, adjust the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or make a routine for "movie night" and order your home to power off the lights and set the temperature to how your family likes it.

Buy the best home security system to link to your Google or Alexa speaker

As you're looking for the superior Camden security system for your home, trust Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you tailor-make your smart home for your needs. Just call (856) 746-6164 or send in the form below to get started.