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How to connect your Chico smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
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Wouldn't it be ideal if you had the ability to power your Chico security system with your voice? You can when you connect your Vivint home security system to your preferred AI assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. Once you activate the Vivint skill, you can access all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices via your Echo or Nest speakers. Then when you're ready to say goodnight or head to work, Simply tell your smart device to guard the house and watch everything activate into guard mode.

Learn more about pairing your Chico smart home to Alexa or Google:

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

Simply adhere to these quick directions to link your Chico smart home with your Echo speaker:

  • After you set up your Alexa device, enter the Amazon Alexa mobile app and hit Skills & Games.

  • Search for the Vivint Smart Home Skill. You’ll see two different Alexa skills: Vivint Complete and Vivint Basic.

  • Say yes to both the Basic and Complete skills. The Complete skill provides you nearly comprehensive control of your home automation and security devices, but you need to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to control thermostats, lights, and other automation pieces by only saying, "Alexa, turn on the lights."

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

  • You can now operate your Vivint system with your Amazon compatible components.

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If you prefer Google over Alexa, here is the easiest method to sync your Chico smart home into your Google Nest:

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

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

  • Find Vivint and press to pair the accounts.

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

  • You can authorize your devices to different areas to make your Google Home experience simpler.

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

What voice commands work with your Echo or Nest devices?

You can use nearly every piece of your Chico smart home via your favorite AI assistant. See the situation with your smart devices, transfer to a pre-determined setting, or tinker with the details of a setting by easy voice commands. Or command your Nest or Echo device to organize your system in the same way as you can with the Vivint App.

Check out a few commands you are able to give to Google or Alexa:

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Latch all the doors.”

  • “Power off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Lower the heat 5 degrees."

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

Save time when you program in cycles in your Google Home or Alexa mobile app that leverage multiple functions. For instance, try "Google, I'm leaving," and trigger your alarms, lower the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or craft a preset for "movie night" and use the command to power off the lighting and adjust the temperature to how your family likes it.

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

As you're looking for the ultimate Chico security system for your needs, turn to Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you tailor-make your smart home for any need. Simply call (530) 460-6338 or submit in the form below to get started.