How to connect your Hartford smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
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Wouldn't it be ideal if you had the ability to use your Hartford security system by your voice? Take control when you connect your Vivint smart home to your preferred AI assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. When you launch the Vivint skill, you can access all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices through your Echo or Nest device. Then when you're ready to go to bed or depart for vacation, all you have to do is tell your assistant goodbye and watch everything activate into guard mode.

Here’s more about connecting your Hartford smart home to Google or Alexa:

How can you link your Hartford smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Follow these easy directions to pair your Hartford smart home with your Echo components:

  • After you configure your Alexa device, log into the Amazon Alexa app and click on Skills & Games.

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

  • Turn on both the Basic and Complete skills. The Complete skill provides you comprehensive management of your connected home security and home automation devices, but you have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill allows you to adjust lights, thermostats, and other automation devices by only saying, "Alexa, flip on the lights."

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

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

Vivint home security control panel

If you like Google over Alexa, here is how to link your Hartford smart home with your Google Nest:

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

  • Pick set up device and go with the Have Something Already Set Up selection.

  • Find Vivint and click to tether the accounts.

  • Permit Google to manage your Vivint system and log into your Vivint system.

  • You can appoint your components smart devices to different areas to make your Google Home experience simpler.

  • Finish by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you can now command your Vivint with Google devices.

What voice commands are usable with your Echo or Nest devices?

You can operate virtually every piece of your Hartford smart home through your favorite AI assistant. See the status of your smart components, adjust to a pre-determined template, or tinker with the details of a setting via easy voice commands. Or tell your Echo or Nest speaker to schedule your system just like you could in the Vivint mobile app.

Check out a few voice commands you are able to give to Google or Alexa:

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Latch all the doors.”

  • “Switch off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 5 degrees."

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

Live stress-free when you preset procedures in your Google Home or Alexa mobile app that utilize multiple devices. For instance, try "Alexa, I'm leaving the house," and arm your motion detectors, reduce the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or create a preset for "movie night" and ask the command to dim the lights and set the temperature to to that perfect, cozy place.

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

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