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How to connect your Milwaukee smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
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Wouldn't it be ideal if you were able to control your Milwaukee security system with your voice? You’re in control when you pair your Vivint smart home to your preferred smart home assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. After you activate the Vivint skill, you can control all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices with your Nest or Echo device. Then when you're ready to sleep or leave the house, all you have to do is tell your home you’re headed out and watch everything activate into guard mode.

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

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

Stick to these easy directions to sync your Milwaukee smart home to your Amazon components:

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

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

  • Enable both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill enables you nearly total management of your connected home security and home automation components, but you will have to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to set the alarms." The Basic skill enables you to adjust thermostats, lights, and other automation pieces by simply saying, "Alexa, power on the lights."

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

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

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If you prefer Google over Alexa, here is how to sync your Milwaukee smart home to your Google Nest:

  • Select the Google Home App and select the + icon in the upper left section.

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

  • Locate Vivint and click to link the accounts.

  • Allow Google to manage your Vivint devices 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.

  • Finish by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are able to use your Vivint network with Google smart speakers.

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

You can use virtually every part of your Milwaukee smart home with your AI assistant. Monitor the condition of your smart components, adjust to a preset setting, or perform minute tweaks of a setting with some easy vocal commands. Or command your Nest or Echo device to organize your entire security system just like in the Vivint smartphone app.

Here’s a preview of a few commands you will be able to give to Google or Alexa:

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my indoor camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 2 degrees."

  • “Turn off the kid’s room light in half an hour.”

Save time when you set routines in your Alexa or Google Home mobile app that utilize multiple functions. For example, try "Alexa, I'm leaving the house," and set your motion detectors, lower the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or make a routine for "tv night" and use your home to dim the lighting and set the temperature to just the right level.

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

As you're seeking out the superior Milwaukee security system for your home, trust Vivint. A Vivint specialist will help you tailor-make your smart home for whatever you need. Simply call (414) 409-5889 or send in the form below to get started.