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How to connect your Kingsport smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
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Wouldn't it be great if you had the ability to use your Kingsport security system using only voice commands? Take control when you pair your Vivint smart home to your favorite AI assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. When you launch the Vivint skill, you can access all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices through your Echo or Nest device. Then when you're getting things ready to sleep or depart for vacation, all you have to do is tell your smart device to guard the house and watch everything activate into guard mode.

Check out more about connecting your Kingsport smart home to Google or Alexa:

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

Stick to these easy directions to pair your Kingsport smart home to your Echo speaker:

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

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

  • Turn on both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill enables you almost complete control of your smart home equipment, but you have to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill enables you to control lights, thermostats, and other automation pieces by simply saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

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

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

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If you use Google over Alexa, here is the easiest method to pair your Kingsport smart home into your Google Nest:

  • Open the Google Home mobile 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 selection.

  • Search for Vivint and tap to tether the accounts.

  • Enable Google to manage your Vivint system and log into your Vivint system.

  • You can assign your components smart devices to various parts of the house to make your Google Home experience simpler.

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

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

You can use virtually every piece of your Kingsport smart home through your favorite AI assistant. Check the situation with your smart components, adjust to a pre-determined template, or minutely tweak a setting via easy voice commands. Or command your Echo or Nest device to arrange your security system in the same way as you can with the Vivint App.

Check out a few voice commands you can give to Alexa or Google:

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Secure the back door.”

  • “Turn off my family room light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 3 degrees."

  • “Turn off the kid’s room light in an hour.”

Save time when you program in procedures in your Google Home or Alexa app that utilize multiple functions. For instance, try "Google, I'm leaving," and trigger your alarms, reduce the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or create a preset for "movie night" and order your home to power off the lights and move the temperature to how your family likes it.

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

As you're seeking out the superior Kingsport security system for your home, turn to Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you tailor-make your smart home for any need. Simply call (423) 556-9460 or send in the form below to get started.