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How to connect your Ithaca smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be perfect if you could use your Ithaca security system with your voice? You’re in control when you connect your Vivint system to your preferred smart home 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 with your Echo or Nest device. Then when you're preparing to sleep or depart for vacation, Simply tell your home goodbye and watch everything activate into guard mode.

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

How do you sync your Ithaca smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Follow these quick directions to pair your Ithaca smart home to your Amazon speaker:

  • After you set up your Echo device, open 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.

  • Say yes to both the Basic and Complete skills. The Complete skill enables you nearly complete management of your connected home security and home automation equipment, but you have to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill allows you to change lights, thermostats, and other automation pieces by merely saying, "Alexa, turn on the lights."

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

  • You can now use your Vivint system with your Alexa devices.

Vivint home security control panel

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

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

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

  • Locate Vivint and press to link the accounts.

  • Enable Google to administer your Vivint equipment and log into your Vivint system.

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

  • Complete the process by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are free to command your Vivint equipment with Google devices.

What voice commands work with your Echo or Nest speakers?

You can control nearly every piece of your Ithaca smart home via your preferred AI assistant. Monitor the condition of your smart alarms and cameras, adjust to a preset setting, or tinker with the details of a setting with some easy vocal commands. Or tell your Nest or Echo device to organize your system just like you could in the Vivint mobile app.

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

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Switch off my family room light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Record a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 3 degrees."

  • “Turn off the bedroom light in half an hour.”

Save time when you set routines in your Google Home or Alexa smartphone app that leverage multiple devices. For instance, say "Alexa, I'm going out," and set your motion detectors, adjust the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or create a routine for "date night" and order your smart home to dim the lighting and set the temperature to to that perfect, cozy place.

Buy the superior smart security system to pair to your Google or Alexa devices

As you're looking for the best Ithaca security system for your needs, check out Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you personalize your smart home for whatever you need. Just call (607) 600-9658 or send in the form below to begin.