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Pairing your Lima smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
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Wouldn't it be great if you had the ability to power your Lima security system using only your voice? You’re in control when you connect your Vivint smart home to your preferred smart home assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. After you activate the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices through your Nest or Echo device. Then when you're getting things ready to say goodnight or head to work, all you have to do is tell your home to guard the house and relax as everything switches into guard mode.

Learn more about linking your Lima smart home to Google or Alexa:

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

Stick to these quick steps to sync your Lima smart home to your Echo speaker:

  • Once you set up your Alexa device, open the Amazon Alexa app and find Skills & Games.

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

  • Say yes to both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill provides you complete control of your smart home components, but you have to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to control thermostats, lights, and other automation equipment by only saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

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

  • You are able to operate your Vivint system with your Alexa devices.

Vivint home security control panel

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

  • Open the Google Home App and press the + icon in the top left part of the screen.

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

  • Locate Vivint and tap to tether the accounts.

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

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

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

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

You can control nearly every function of your Lima smart home via your preferred AI assistant. See the status of your smart devices, swap to a preset mode, or minutely tweak a setting by simple voice commands. Or command your Nest or Echo speaker to organize your entire security system just like with the Vivint smartphone app.

Here are just a few commands you are able to assign to your AI assistant:

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Lock all the doors.”

  • “Switch off my family room light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 2 degrees."

  • “Turn off the kid’s room light in 30 minutes.”

You can also program in procedures in your Alexa or Google Home mobile app that combine many functions. For example, say "Google, I'm leaving the house," and set your alarms, reduce the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or create a scene for "date night" and use the command to dim the lights and set the thermostat to how your family likes it.

Get the ultimate smart security system to link to your Alexa or Google devices

As you're finding the ultimate Lima security system for your needs, turn to Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you customize your smart home for whatever you need. Just call (419) 614-6227 or send in the form below to start the process.