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Connecting your Helena smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be great if you had the ability to use your Helena security system by your voice? Take control when you pair your Vivint system to your preferred smart assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. After you activate the Vivint skill, you can access all your security cameras, alarms, and home automation devices with your Echo or Nest device. Then when you're getting things ready to sleep or head to work, it’s as easy as telling your smart device you’re headed out and relax as everything switches into guard mode.

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

How to pair your Helena smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Follow these simple directions to sync your Helena smart home to your Amazon devices:

  • Once you configure your Alexa device, log into the Amazon Alexa app on your smartphone and find Skills & Games.

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

  • Enable both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill allows you almost comprehensive management of your smart home components, but you have to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to control thermostats, lights, and other automation pieces by merely saying, "Alexa, flip on the lights."

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

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

Vivint home security control panel

If you like Google over Amazon, here is the best way to link your Helena smart home to your Google Nest:

  • Enter the Google Home mobile app and select the + icon in the top left part of the screen.

  • Select set up device and go with the Have Something Already Set Up option.

  • Search for Vivint and press to link the accounts.

  • Enable Google to manage your Vivint system and log into your Vivint system.

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

  • Finish by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are free to command your Vivint network with Google smart speakers.

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

You can operate nearly every function of your Helena smart home through your preferred AI assistant. Check the condition of your smart alarms and cameras, swap to a pre-determined setting, or minutely tweak a setting via user-friendly voice commands. Or command your Nest or Echo device to organize your entire security system in the same way as you can with the Vivint mobile app.

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

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Record a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Lower the heat 5 degrees."

  • “Turn off the downstairs light in an hour.”

Save time when you preset procedures in your Alexa or Google Home app that utilize different devices. For instance, use "Google, I'm leaving the house," and set your motion detectors, reduce the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or craft a routine for "date night" and use the command to lower the lights and set the temperature to just the right level.

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

As you're finding the ultimate Helena security system for your family, turn to Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you tailor-make your smart home for any need. Just call (406) 926-5388 or submit in the form below to start the process.