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Pairing your Yakima smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be perfect if you were able to control your Yakima security system using only voice commands? You’re in control when you sync your Vivint system to your current smart assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. After you initiate the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your security cameras, alarms, and home automation devices via your Nest or Echo speakers. Then when you're ready to sleep or depart for vacation, Simply tell your assistant goodbye and watch your home transition into guard mode.

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

How can you sync your Yakima smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Stick to these quick directions to link your Yakima smart home to your Amazon speaker:

  • After you install your Echo device, open the Amazon Alexa app and hit Skills & Games.

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

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

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

  • You are now free to use your Vivint system with your Amazon compatible speakers.

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

  • Open the Google Home app on your smartphone and select the + icon in the upper left corner.

  • Click on set up device and press the Have Something Already Set Up selection.

  • Locate Vivint and click to link the accounts.

  • Enable Google to manage your Vivint equipment and sign into your Vivint system.

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

  • Finish by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are able to utilize your Vivint with Google Nest devices.

What voice commands work with your Nest or Echo devices?

You can operate nearly every piece of your Yakima smart home with your AI assistant. Check the situation with your smart devices, swap to a pre-determined setting, or minutely tweak a setting via user-friendly voice commands. Or ask your Echo or Nest speaker to organize your security system in the same way as you can through the Vivint mobile app.

Check out a few voice commands you are able to give to your AI assistant:

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Secure the back door.”

  • “Switch off my family room light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Lower the heat 5 degrees."

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

Live stress-free when you set procedures in your Alexa or Google Home app that combine multiple devices. For example, try "Google, I'm going out," and arm your motion detectors, reduce the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or make a preset for "tv night" and order your home to lower the lighting and set the temperature to how your family likes it.

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

As you're looking for the superior Yakima security system for your home, turn to Vivint. A Vivint specialist will help you personalize your smart home for whatever you need. Simply call (509) 790-6958 or send in the form below to begin.