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How to connect your Manhattan smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
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Wouldn't it be perfect if you were able to use your Manhattan security system with voice commands? You can when you pair your Vivint home security system to your favorite AI assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. When you launch the Vivint skill, you can control all your security cameras, alarms, and home automation devices through your Nest or Echo speakers. Then when you're getting things ready to say goodnight or leave the house, all you have to do is tell your home you’re headed out and watch everything activate into guard mode.

Here’s more about connecting your Manhattan smart home to Alexa or Google:

How to pair your Manhattan smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Stick to these easy directions to sync your Manhattan smart home with your Amazon devices:

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

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

  • Say yes to both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill allows you almost total management of your smart home devices, but you have to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to adjust lights, thermostats, and other automation devices by merely saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

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

  • You can now use your Vivint system with your Echo devices.

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If you use Google over Amazon, here is how to pair your Manhattan smart home into your Google Nest:

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

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

  • Locate Vivint and click to pair the accounts.

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

  • You can appoint your devices to your rooms to make your Google Home experience more user-friendly.

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

What voice commands are usable with your Nest or Echo devices?

You can use nearly every piece of your Manhattan smart home via your favorite AI assistant. Monitor the situation with your smart devices, transfer to a pre-determined setting, or minutely tweak a setting via easy voice commands. Or ask your Echo or Nest speaker to organize your system just like through the Vivint App.

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

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my family room light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Record a clip of my outdoor camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 3 degrees."

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

You can also program in routines in your Google Home or Alexa smartphone app that leverage multiple functions. For instance, try "Alexa, I'm going out," and trigger your alarms, adjust the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or create a routine for "movie night" and ask the command to lower the lights and set the temperature to how your family likes it.

Get the ultimate home security system to pair to your Google or Alexa speaker

As you're seeking out the best Manhattan security system for your family, trust Vivint. A Vivint specialist will help you tailor-make your smart home for whatever you need. Just call (332) 208-9869 or send in the form below to get started.