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Pairing your Medford smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be ideal if you were able to use your Medford security system using only voice commands? Take control when you sync your Vivint home security system 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 via your Echo or Nest device. Then when you're getting things ready to go to bed or head to work, Simply tell your home you’re headed out and watch everything activate into guard mode.

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

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

Follow these simple directions to sync your Medford smart home with your Alexa devices:

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

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

  • Turn on both skills. The Complete skill enables you comprehensive control of your smart home components, but you have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to change lights, thermostats, and other automation equipment by merely saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

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

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

Vivint home security control panel

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

  • Select the Google Home app on your smartphone and select the + icon in the upper left part of the screen.

  • Click on set up device and choose the Have Something Already Set Up selection.

  • Search for Vivint and press to tether the accounts.

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

  • You can assign your devices to different areas to make your Google Home experience more user-friendly.

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

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

You can control nearly every piece of your Medford smart home via your preferred AI assistant. See the status of your smart alarms and cameras, swap to a pre-determined setting, or minutely tweak a setting via simple voice commands. Or command your Nest or Echo device to schedule your system just like you could through the Vivint smartphone app.

Check out a few commands you can give to your AI assistant:

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Latch the back door.”

  • “Power off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 2 degrees."

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

Save time when you preset routines in your Alexa or Google Home app that utilize different services. For example, say "Alexa, I'm leaving," and set your alarms, lower the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or make a routine for "tv night" and order your home to power off the lights and adjust the thermostat to how your family likes it.

Get the best home security system to sync to your Alexa or Google devices

As you're looking for the best Medford security system for your needs, turn to Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you customize your smart home for any need. Simply call (541) 697-3284 or send in the form below to start the process.