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Connecting your Bend smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be ideal if you could power your Bend security system using only your voice? You can when you sync your Vivint system to your current AI assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. After you initiate the Vivint skill, you can access all your security cameras, alarms, and home automation devices via your Nest or Echo speakers. Then when you're getting things ready to sleep or head to work, Simply tell your home goodbye and relax as everything switches into guard mode.

Here’s more about linking your Bend smart home to Alexa or Google:

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

Follow these easy steps to link your Bend smart home to your Amazon speaker:

  • After you configure your Alexa device, open the Amazon Alexa app on your smartphone and click on Skills & Games.

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

  • Say yes to both the Basic and Complete skills. The Complete skill allows you nearly complete management of your home automation and security equipment, but you have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to control thermostats, lights, and other automation equipment by simply saying, "Alexa, flip on the lights."

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

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

Vivint home security control panel

If you like Google over Amazon, here is the easiest method to pair your Bend smart home into your Google Nest:

  • Open the Google Home mobile app and press the + icon in the upper left corner.

  • Click on set up device and go with the Have Something Already Set Up choice.

  • Search for Vivint and press to link the accounts.

  • Allow Google to administer your Vivint equipment and log 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 are able to command your Vivint network with Google devices.

What voice commands are usable with your Echo or Nest speakers?

You can use nearly every piece of your Bend smart home via your AI assistant. Check the condition of your smart alarms and cameras, swap to a preset mode, or minutely tweak a setting via easy vocal commands. Or tell your Echo or Nest speaker to arrange your system in the same way as you can through the Vivint smartphone app.

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

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Latch the front door.”

  • “Power off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Lower the heat 3 degrees."

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

Live stress-free when you set procedures in your Alexa or Google Home mobile app that utilize different services. For example, try "Alexa, I'm going out," and trigger your alarms, adjust the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or craft a routine for "tv night" and ask the command to dim the lighting and move the thermostat to how your family likes it.

Obtain the best home security system to pair to your Google or Alexa devices

As you're seeking out the superior Bend security system for your family, turn to Vivint. A Vivint specialist will help you personalize your smart home for your needs. Simply call (541) 327-4968 or fill out in the form below to get started.