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How to connect your Dover smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
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Wouldn't it be great if you had the ability to power your Dover security system using only your voice? You can when you connect your Vivint system to your current smart assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. Once you activate the Vivint skill, you can control all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices through your Echo or Nest speakers. Then when you're ready to go to bed or leave the house, Simply tell your smart device goodbye and watch your home transition into guard mode.

Check out more about connecting your Dover smart home to Google or Alexa:

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

Follow these quick directions to link your Dover smart home to your Alexa devices:

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

  • Search for the Vivint Smart Home Skill. You’ll have two separate Alexa skills: Vivint Complete and Vivint Basic.

  • Turn on both skills. The Complete skill provides you comprehensive control of your connected home security and home automation components, but you have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill allows you to change thermostats, lights, and other automation pieces by merely saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

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

  • You can now operate your Vivint system with your Echo devices.

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If you use Google over Alexa, here is the easiest method to link your Dover smart home with your Google Nest:

  • Open 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 choice.

  • Find Vivint and tap to pair the accounts.

  • Permit Google to administer 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 simpler.

  • Complete the process by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you can now utilize your Vivint network with Google Nest devices.

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

You can operate nearly every function of your Dover smart home with your favorite AI assistant. Monitor the status of your smart components, transfer to a preset mode, or perform minute tweaks of a setting with some user-friendly vocal commands. Or tell your Nest or Echo speaker to organize your system just like you could with the Vivint App.

Here are just a few voice commands you can assign to Alexa or Google:

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Latch the front door.”

  • “Switch off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Record a clip of my outdoor camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 2 degrees."

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

Save time when you set procedures in your Google Home or Alexa smartphone app that combine multiple functions. For instance, use "Alexa, I'm leaving the house," and trigger your alarms, adjust the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or create a preset for "date night" and ask your home to lower the lights and adjust the thermostat to how your family likes it.

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

As you're seeking out the ultimate Dover security system for your home, trust Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you personalize your smart home for whatever you need. Simply call (302) 321-3498 or fill out in the form below to get started.