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Pairing your Rockford 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 control your Rockford security system using only your voice? You’re in control when you pair your Vivint home security system to your preferred smart home assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. Once you initiate the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices via your Echo or Nest speakers. Then when you're getting things ready to go to bed or depart for vacation, it’s as easy as telling your smart device goodbye and watch everything activate into guard mode.

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

How do you link your Rockford smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Stick to these quick directions to pair your Rockford smart home with your Alexa devices:

  • After you configure your Echo device, enter the Amazon Alexa app on your smartphone and find Skills & Games.

  • Locate the Vivint Smart Home Skill. You’ll have two different Alexa skills: Vivint Complete and Vivint Basic.

  • Turn on both the Basic and Complete skills. The Complete skill provides you total control of your smart home equipment, but you will have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill enables you to change lights, thermostats, and other automation pieces by merely saying, "Alexa, flip on the lights."

  • Alexa will need you to log into your Vivint account so it can connect devices.

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

Vivint home security control panel

If you use Google over Amazon, here is the easiest method to link your Rockford smart home to your Google Nest:

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

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

  • Find Vivint and tap to link the accounts.

  • Enable Google to handle your Vivint devices and sign into your Vivint system.

  • You can assign your components smart 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 can now command your Vivint network with Google smart speakers.

What voice commands work with your Nest or Echo devices?

You can control virtually every function of your Rockford smart home through your preferred AI assistant. See the status of your smart alarms and cameras, adjust to a preset mode, or perform minute tweaks of a setting via easy voice commands. Or ask your Echo or Nest device to arrange your security system just like through the Vivint mobile app.

Here’s a preview of a few voice commands you will be able to give to Google or Alexa:

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Secure the front door.”

  • “Switch off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 5 degrees."

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

Save time when you set routines in your Alexa or Google Home mobile app that leverage many services. For instance, use "Alexa, I'm leaving," and arm your motion detectors, reduce the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or make a routine for "movie night" and order your smart home to dim the lights and set the temperature to to that perfect, cozy place.

Get the superior smart security system to link to your Google or Alexa speaker

As you're finding the best Rockford security system for your home, check out Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you tailor-make your smart home for whatever you need. Just call (815) 362-1830 or submit in the form below to get started.