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How to connect your Newark smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be perfect if you could control your Newark security system using only your voice? You’re in control when you connect your Vivint system to your current AI assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. Once you activate the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices through your Nest or Echo speakers. Then when you're getting things ready to go to bed or leave the house, Simply tell your smart device goodbye and watch your home transition into guard mode.

Check out more about linking your Newark smart home to Google or Alexa:

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

Stick to these easy steps to pair your Newark smart home with your Amazon components:

  • Once you set up your Echo device, open the Amazon Alexa app on your smartphone and hit Skills & Games.

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

  • Enable both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill enables you almost total control of your smart home components, but you need to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill allows you to control lights, thermostats, and other automation devices by only saying, "Alexa, turn on the lights."

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

  • You are able to use your Vivint system with your Echo speakers.

Vivint home security control panel

If you like Google over Amazon, here is how to pair your Newark smart home with your Google Nest:

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

  • Pick set up device and press the Have Something Already Set Up option.

  • Search for Vivint and tap to pair the accounts.

  • Permit Google to manage your Vivint devices 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 easier.

  • Wrap up by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are able to use your Vivint with Google Nest devices.

What voice commands work with your Nest or Echo speakers?

You can use almost every part of your Newark smart home via your preferred AI assistant. Check the status of your smart devices, swap to a pre-determined mode, or perform minute tweaks of a setting via easy vocal commands. Or ask your Echo or Nest speaker to arrange your entire security system just like you could through the Vivint smartphone app.

Here are just a few voice commands you are able to give to your AI assistant:

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Lock all the doors.”

  • “Switch off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Lower the heat 5 degrees."

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

You can also set routines in your Google Home or Alexa mobile app that leverage different functions. For example, try "Google, I'm going out," and set your motion detectors, adjust the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or create a preset for "date night" and order your home to lower the lights and move the thermostat to just the right level.

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

As you're finding the ultimate Newark security system for your home, turn to Vivint. A Vivint specialist will help you tailor-make your smart home for any need. Just call (973) 566-5423 or fill out in the form below to start the process.