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How to connect your Joplin smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be ideal if you had the ability to control your Joplin security system using only voice commands? Take control when you connect your Vivint home security system to your preferred AI assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. When you initiate the Vivint skill, you can access all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices with your Echo or Nest speakers. Then when you're preparing to sleep or depart for vacation, it’s as easy as telling your home to guard the house and relax as everything switches into guard mode.

Check out more about linking your Joplin smart home to Alexa or Google:

How do you sync your Joplin smart home to your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Follow these easy steps to pair your Joplin smart home to your Alexa speaker:

  • Once you install your Alexa device, log into the Amazon Alexa mobile app and hit Skills & Games.

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

  • Enable both the Basic and Complete skills. The Complete skill provides you complete management of your smart home equipment, but you need to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to arm the alarms." The Basic skill allows you to adjust thermostats, lights, and other automation pieces by only saying, "Alexa, turn on the lights."

  • Alexa will need you to log into your Vivint profile so it can pair.

  • You can now use your Vivint system with your Echo speakers.

Vivint home security control panel

If you prefer Google over Amazon, here is the easiest method to pair your Joplin smart home into your Google Nest:

  • Enter the Google Home mobile app and press the + icon in the top left corner.

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

  • Locate Vivint and click to tether the accounts.

  • Permit Google to handle your Vivint devices and log into your Vivint system.

  • You can assign your devices to different areas to make your Google Home experience simpler.

  • Wrap up by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are able to utilize your Vivint system with Google smart speakers.

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

You can control almost every piece of your Joplin smart home with your favorite AI assistant. See the condition of your smart alarms and cameras, swap to a pre-determined setting, or minutely tweak a setting via easy voice commands. Or command your Echo or Nest speaker to schedule your entire security system in the same way as you can with the Vivint App.

Here are just a few voice commands you are able to assign to your AI assistant:

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Latch the front door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Lower the heat 5 degrees."

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

Live stress-free when you set routines in your Alexa or Google Home mobile app that leverage different services. For instance, say "Alexa, I'm going out," and arm your alarms, reduce the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or craft a scene for "movie night" and ask your home to lower the lighting and adjust the temperature to how your family likes it.

Buy the ultimate smart security system to link to your Alexa or Google devices

As you're looking for the best Joplin security system for your needs, turn to Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you customize your smart home for any need. Just call (417) 557-3490 or send in the form below to begin.