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Pairing your Wausau smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be ideal if you could power your Wausau security system using only voice commands? You’re in control when you pair your Vivint smart home to your preferred smart home assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. Once you launch the Vivint skill, you can access all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices with your Nest or Echo speakers. Then when you're preparing to sleep or depart for vacation, all you have to do is tell your home goodbye and watch your home transition into guard mode.

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

How can you pair your Wausau smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Stick to these easy directions to pair your Wausau smart home to your Alexa components:

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

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

  • Say yes to both skills. The Complete skill provides you comprehensive control of your home automation and security devices, but you will have to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill allows you to adjust lights, thermostats, and other automation equipment by only saying, "Alexa, flip on the lights."

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

  • You are able to use your Vivint system with your Amazon compatible speakers.

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If you prefer Google over Amazon, here is the easiest method to sync your Wausau smart home to your Google Nest:

  • Open the Google Home App and press the + icon in the top left corner.

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

  • Find Vivint and tap to pair the accounts.

  • Allow Google to handle your Vivint system and log into your Vivint system.

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

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

What voice commands work with your Nest or Echo devices?

You can control almost every piece of your Wausau smart home through your favorite AI assistant. Check the condition of your smart components, adjust to a preset setting, or minutely tweak a setting with some simple vocal commands. Or ask your Echo or Nest speaker to organize your entire security system just like you could in the Vivint mobile app.

Check out a few commands you will be able to assign to your AI assistant:

  • “Change my security system to away.”

  • “Latch the front door.”

  • “Turn off my family room light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 3 degrees."

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

You can also preset cycles in your Alexa or Google Home mobile app that utilize multiple functions. For instance, say "Google, I'm leaving the house," and arm your motion detectors, adjust the thermostat, and secure the doors. Or make a preset for "movie night" and order your home to lower the lighting and adjust the thermostat to how your family likes it.

Buy the superior smart security system to link to your Alexa or Google speaker

As you're looking for the best Wausau security system for your family, turn to Vivint. A Vivint specialist will help you customize your smart home for whatever you need. Simply call (715) 662-6232 or submit in the form below to get started.