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Connecting your Newburgh smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be great if you were able to power your Newburgh security system by your voice? Take control when you sync your Vivint home security system to your favorite smart home assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. After you launch the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices with your Echo or Nest speakers. Then when you're ready to sleep or depart for vacation, Simply tell your smart device goodbye and relax as everything switches into guard mode.

Here’s more about pairing your Newburgh smart home to Alexa or Google:

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

Follow these simple steps to link your Newburgh smart home to your Amazon speaker:

  • Once you configure your Echo device, log into the Amazon Alexa app on your smartphone and click on Skills & Games.

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

  • Say yes to both skills. The Complete skill provides you total control of your connected home security and home automation components, but you will have to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill allows you to control lights, thermostats, and other automation pieces by merely saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

  • Alexa will need you to log into your Vivint profile so it can pair.

  • You are able to use your Vivint system with your Amazon compatible devices.

Vivint home security control panel

If you prefer Google over Amazon, here is how to link your Newburgh smart home with your Google Nest:

  • Select the Google Home App and press the + icon in the top left corner.

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

  • Find Vivint and press to pair the accounts.

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

  • You can authorize your devices to your rooms to make your Google Home experience easier.

  • Wrap up by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are able to command your Vivint with Google smart speakers.

What voice commands work with your Nest or Echo devices?

You can operate almost every piece of your Newburgh smart home via your preferred AI assistant. Monitor the status of your smart alarms and cameras, swap to a pre-determined template, or minutely tweak a setting with some easy voice commands. Or ask your Nest or Echo device to arrange your security system just like you could in the Vivint mobile app.

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

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Lock all the doors.”

  • “Switch off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 2 degrees."

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

Save time when you preset procedures in your Alexa or Google Home mobile app that combine multiple devices. For instance, use "Google, I'm leaving the house," and trigger your alarms, reduce the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or craft a scene for "movie night" and use the command to power off the lighting and adjust the thermostat to just the right level.

Obtain the ultimate home security system to pair to your Google or Alexa devices

As you're finding the superior Newburgh security system for your needs, turn to Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you tailor-make your smart home for your needs. Simply call (845) 640-5419 or send in the form below to start the process.