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Pairing your Toledo smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be perfect if you were able to power your Toledo security system using only your voice? Take control when you pair your Vivint smart home to your preferred AI assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. After you initiate the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your security cameras, alarms, and home automation devices through your Nest or Echo speakers. Then when you're getting things ready to sleep or leave the house, Simply tell your assistant you’re headed out and watch your home transition into guard mode.

Learn more about linking your Toledo smart home to Google or Alexa:

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

Simply adhere to these quick directions to link your Toledo smart home with your Amazon devices:

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

  • Search for the Vivint Smart Home Skill. You should see two separate Alexa skills: Vivint Complete and Vivint Basic.

  • Say yes to both the Basic and Complete skills. The Complete skill allows you total control of your smart home devices, but you will have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to control thermostats, lights, and other automation equipment by merely saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

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

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

Vivint home security control panel

If you use Google over Alexa, here is the easiest method to sync your Toledo smart home to your Google Nest:

  • Enter the Google Home mobile app and press the + icon in the top left section.

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

  • Search for Vivint and click to tether the accounts.

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

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

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

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

You can use virtually every piece of your Toledo smart home through your AI assistant. Check the status of your smart alarms and cameras, adjust to a preset setting, or minutely tweak a setting with some simple vocal commands. Or ask your Echo or Nest device to organize your system just like you could with the Vivint App.

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

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Secure all the doors.”

  • “Switch off my family room light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my outdoor camera."

  • "Lower the heat 3 degrees."

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

You can also program in routines in your Alexa or Google Home mobile app that utilize different devices. For example, try "Alexa, I'm going out," and trigger your motion detectors, reduce the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or create a routine for "movie night" and order your smart home to lower the lights and adjust the thermostat to just the right level.

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

As you're finding the ultimate Toledo security system for your home, trust Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you customize your smart home for any need. Simply call (419) 614-6278 or fill out in the form below to start the process.