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How to connect your Dayton smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
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Wouldn't it be perfect if you were able to control your Dayton security system using only your voice? You’re in control when you pair your Vivint home security system to your favorite AI assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. When you activate the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices via your Nest or Echo device. Then when you're getting things ready to say goodnight or head to work, Simply tell your assistant you’re headed out and relax as everything switches into guard mode.

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

How to link your Dayton smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Stick to these simple directions to link your Dayton smart home with your Amazon components:

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

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

  • Turn on both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill provides you nearly complete management of your connected home security and home automation components, but you have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill enables you to adjust thermostats, lights, and other automation devices by merely saying, "Alexa, flip on the lights."

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

  • You are able to operate your Vivint system with your Amazon compatible components.

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If you like Google over Amazon, here is the best way to pair your Dayton smart home into your Google Nest:

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

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

  • Locate Vivint and click to pair the accounts.

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

  • You can authorize your components smart devices to your rooms to make your Google Home experience easier.

  • Finish by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you can now use your Vivint network with Google Nest devices.

What voice commands can you use with your Nest or Echo speakers?

You can use nearly every function of your Dayton smart home with your favorite AI assistant. See the condition of your smart alarms and cameras, swap to a pre-determined mode, or minutely tweak a setting by easy vocal commands. Or tell your Echo or Nest speaker to organize your security system just like in the Vivint App.

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

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Lock all the doors.”

  • “Turn off my family room light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Record a clip of my outdoor camera."

  • "Lower the heat 5 degrees."

  • “Turn off the kid’s room light in an hour.”

Save time when you set routines in your Google Home or Alexa app that leverage many functions. For instance, use "Google, I'm leaving the house," and set your alarms, adjust the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or craft a preset for "date night" and use your smart home to power off the lighting and move the temperature to to that perfect, cozy place.

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

As you're finding the best Dayton security system for your needs, check out Vivint. A Vivint specialist will help you tailor-make your smart home for your needs. Just call (937) 888-2339 or fill out in the form below to start the process.