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How to connect your Burlington smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be perfect if you had the ability to control your Burlington security system by voice commands? You can when you connect your Vivint smart home to your favorite AI assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. After you initiate the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices with your Nest or Echo speakers. Then when you're getting things ready to go to bed 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 pairing your Burlington smart home to Google or Alexa:

How can you link your Burlington smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Follow these simple directions to sync your Burlington smart home to your Alexa speaker:

  • Once you set up your Alexa device, enter the Amazon Alexa app on your smartphone and click on Skills & Games.

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

  • Turn on both skills. The Complete skill provides you nearly total management of your connected home security and home automation devices, but you have to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to control lights, thermostats, and other automation pieces by simply saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

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

  • You are now free to operate your Vivint system with your Amazon compatible speakers.

Vivint home security control panel

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

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

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

  • Search for Vivint and press to pair the accounts.

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

  • You can assign your devices to various parts of the house to make your Google Home experience easier.

  • Complete the process by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you can now command your Vivint system with Google devices.

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

You can operate virtually every part of your Burlington smart home with your favorite AI assistant. See the status of your smart components, adjust to a pre-determined mode, or minutely tweak a setting by easy voice commands. Or tell your Nest or Echo device to organize your security system in the same way as you can through the Vivint mobile app.

Here are just a few voice commands you will be able to give to Alexa or Google:

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Power off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 5 degrees."

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

Live stress-free when you preset routines in your Alexa or Google Home mobile app that leverage different devices. For example, try "Google, I'm going out," and trigger your alarms, adjust the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or craft a routine for "movie night" and use your home to dim the lights and move the thermostat to just the right level.

Get the ultimate smart security system to pair to your Alexa or Google devices

As you're finding the best Burlington security system for your needs, turn to Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you tailor-make your smart home for whatever you need. Just call (802) 945-2439 or submit in the form below to start the process.