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Pairing your Hammond smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be ideal if you could use your Hammond security system with voice commands? You’re in control when you sync your Vivint smart home to your current smart assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. Once you activate the Vivint skill, you can access all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices via your Echo or Nest device. Then when you're ready to sleep or head to work, it’s as easy as telling your smart device you’re headed out and watch everything activate into guard mode.

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

How can you sync your Hammond smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Stick to these easy steps to pair your Hammond smart home to your Alexa devices:

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

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

  • Turn on both skills. The Complete skill enables you nearly comprehensive management of your smart home components, but you need to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to arm the alarms." The Basic skill allows you to control thermostats, lights, and other automation devices by simply saying, "Alexa, turn on the lights."

  • Alexa will require you to log into your Vivint account so it can pair.

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

Vivint home security control panel

If you like Google over Amazon, here is how to sync your Hammond smart home into your Google Nest:

  • Select the Google Home mobile app and press the + icon in the upper left corner.

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

  • Locate Vivint and tap to link the accounts.

  • Permit Google to manage your Vivint equipment and sign into your Vivint system.

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

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

What voice commands work with your Nest or Echo speakers?

You can use nearly every part of your Hammond smart home with your favorite AI assistant. Monitor the condition of your smart components, adjust to a pre-determined template, or minutely tweak a setting by easy vocal commands. Or command your Echo or Nest device to organize your system in the same way as you can through the Vivint mobile app.

Check out a few voice commands you can assign to Google or Alexa:

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Switch off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Keep a clip of my outdoor camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 5 degrees."

  • “Turn off the bedroom light in 30 minutes.”

You can also preset procedures in your Alexa or Google Home mobile app that combine multiple functions. For example, use "Google, I'm leaving," and set your motion detectors, reduce the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or make a preset for "date night" and use your smart home to power off the lighting and move the thermostat to just the right level.

Buy the best smart security system to sync to your Google or Alexa devices

As you're finding the superior Hammond security system for your needs, check out Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you tailor-make your smart home for whatever you need. Simply call (219) 500-8943 or send in the form below to start the process.