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Connecting your Mansfield smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be great if you could use your Mansfield security system with voice commands? Take control when you pair your Vivint home security system to your current smart home assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. When you launch the Vivint skill, you can control all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices via your Echo or Nest device. Then when you're preparing to sleep or head to work, all you have to do is tell your smart device goodbye and watch everything activate into guard mode.

Here’s more about pairing your Mansfield smart home to Alexa or Google:

How to sync your Mansfield smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Stick to these quick steps to sync your Mansfield smart home to your Amazon components:

  • After you install your Alexa device, log into the Amazon Alexa app on your smartphone and hit Skills & Games.

  • Find the Vivint Smart Home Skill. You’ll have two different Alexa skills: Vivint Complete and Vivint Basic.

  • Say yes to both the Basic and Complete skills. The Complete skill allows you almost total management of your connected home security and home automation devices, but you need to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to arm the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to control thermostats, lights, and other automation equipment by merely saying, "Alexa, flip on the lights."

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

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

Vivint home security control panel

If you use Google over Amazon, here is the easiest method to pair your Mansfield smart home into 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 press the Have Something Already Set Up option.

  • Search for Vivint and tap to pair the accounts.

  • Enable Google to handle your Vivint system and sign into your Vivint system.

  • You can appoint your components smart devices to various parts of the house to make your Google Home experience simpler.

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

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

You can control virtually every piece of your Mansfield smart home with your AI assistant. Check the condition of your smart components, adjust to a pre-determined template, or tinker with the details of a setting by user-friendly vocal commands. Or tell your Echo or Nest speaker to schedule your entire security system just like with the Vivint App.

Here’s a preview of a few commands you can give to Alexa or Google:

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Switch off my family room light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my outdoor camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 2 degrees."

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

Live stress-free when you set cycles in your Google Home or Alexa mobile app that leverage multiple services. For example, try "Google, I'm leaving," and trigger your motion detectors, lower the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or create a preset for "movie night" and ask your smart home to dim the lights and adjust the temperature to to that perfect, cozy place.

Buy the best smart security system to pair to your Alexa or Google speaker

As you're seeking out the ultimate Mansfield security system for your needs, trust Vivint. A Vivint specialist will help you tailor-make your smart home for whatever you need. Just call (419) 614-6093 or send in the form below to begin.