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Pairing your Huntington smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
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Wouldn't it be ideal if you had the ability to power your Huntington security system by your voice? You can when you sync your Vivint home security system to your preferred smart home assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. After you initiate the Vivint skill, you can access all your security cameras, alarms, and home automation devices through your Echo or Nest speakers. Then when you're ready to say goodnight or head to work, Simply tell your home to guard the house and watch everything activate into guard mode.

Check out more about pairing your Huntington smart home to Google or Alexa:

How do you sync your Huntington smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Stick to these quick steps to sync your Huntington smart home with your Echo components:

  • Once you set up your Echo device, open the Amazon Alexa app and find Skills & Games.

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

  • Say yes to both skills. The Complete skill provides you almost comprehensive control of your smart home components, but you need to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill enables you to adjust lights, thermostats, and other automation pieces by merely saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

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

  • You can now control your Vivint system with your Amazon compatible components.

Vivint home security control panel

If you use Google over Alexa, here is the easiest method to link your Huntington smart home to your Google Nest:

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

  • Select set up device and choose the Have Something Already Set Up choice.

  • Search for Vivint and tap to link the accounts.

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

  • You can authorize your components smart devices to various parts of the house to make your Google Home experience more user-friendly.

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

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

You can control nearly every part of your Huntington smart home via your AI assistant. See the situation with your smart components, transfer to a pre-determined mode, or tinker with the details of a setting by user-friendly vocal commands. Or tell your Nest or Echo speaker to schedule your entire security system in the same way as you can with the Vivint smartphone app.

Check out a few commands you will be able to assign to Alexa or Google:

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Secure the back door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my outdoor camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 3 degrees."

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

You can also program in cycles in your Google Home or Alexa smartphone app that leverage different services. For instance, use "Google, I'm leaving," and trigger your motion detectors, lower the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or create a routine for "date night" and use your smart home to lower the lighting and adjust the temperature to how your family likes it.

Get the best home security system to pair to your Google or Alexa devices

As you're seeking out the ultimate Huntington security system for your needs, trust Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you tailor-make your smart home for any need. Just call (304) 902-8188 or submit in the form below to begin.