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Pairing your Dothan smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be great if you had the ability to use your Dothan security system with voice commands? You’re in control when you connect your Vivint smart home to your favorite smart home assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. When you launch the Vivint skill, you can control all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices through your Nest or Echo speakers. Then when you're ready to say goodnight or depart for vacation, it’s as easy as telling your assistant you’re headed out and watch everything activate into guard mode.

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

How do you pair your Dothan smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Stick to these easy steps to sync your Dothan smart home to your Alexa speaker:

  • 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 should see two different Alexa skills: Vivint Basic and Vivint Complete.

  • Turn on both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill provides you total control of your home automation and security devices, but you have to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to arm the alarms." The Basic skill allows you to control thermostats, lights, and other automation devices by simply saying, "Alexa, turn on the lights."

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

  • You are able to operate your Vivint system with your Echo speakers.

Vivint home security control panel

If you like Google over Alexa, here is how to pair your Dothan smart home with your Google Nest:

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

  • Pick set up device and press the Have Something Already Set Up choice.

  • Find Vivint and tap to tether the accounts.

  • Allow Google to administer your Vivint devices and log into your Vivint system.

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

  • Complete the process by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are free to command your Vivint with Google devices.

What voice commands work with your Echo or Nest speakers?

You can control nearly every part of your Dothan smart home with your preferred AI assistant. Check the situation with your smart alarms and cameras, swap to a preset setting, or perform minute tweaks of a setting via user-friendly voice commands. Or tell your Nest or Echo device to schedule your system just like you could through the Vivint App.

Here’s a preview of a few voice commands you will be able to give to your AI assistant:

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Secure all the doors.”

  • “Turn off my family room light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 5 degrees."

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

You can also program in cycles in your Alexa or Google Home smartphone app that leverage many services. For instance, say "Alexa, I'm leaving the house," and set your alarms, lower the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or make a scene for "date night" and order the command to lower the lighting and adjust the temperature to to that perfect, cozy place.

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

As you're seeking out the best Dothan security system for your home, check out Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you personalize your smart home for any need. Simply call (334) 378-2166 or send in the form below to start the process.