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Connecting your Fargo smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
Google Nest paired with Vivint Home Security

Wouldn't it be ideal if you could power your Fargo security system by your voice? You’re in control when you pair your Vivint system to your favorite smart assistant, like Amazon's Alexa or Google Home. After you launch the Vivint skill, you can access all your alarms, cameras, sensors, and home automation devices through your Nest or Echo device. Then when you're preparing to go to bed or leave the house, Simply tell your home you’re headed out and watch your home transition into guard mode.

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

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

Simply adhere to these simple directions to sync your Fargo smart home with your Amazon speaker:

  • Once you configure your Echo device, enter the Amazon Alexa mobile app and hit Skills & Games.

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

  • Say yes to both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill enables you nearly total control of your connected home security and home automation components, but you will have to say, "Alexa, ask Vivint to arm the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to change lights, thermostats, and other automation equipment by merely saying, "Alexa, flip on the lights."

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

  • You can now control your Vivint system with your Amazon compatible components.

Vivint home security control panel

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

  • Enter the Google Home App and press the + icon in the upper left part of the screen.

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

  • Find Vivint and tap to tether the accounts.

  • Enable Google to administer your Vivint devices and sign into your Vivint system.

  • You can authorize your devices to various parts of the house to make your Google Home experience more user-friendly.

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

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

You can control virtually every function of your Fargo smart home through your AI assistant. Check the status of your smart components, swap to a preset setting, or perform minute tweaks of a setting by user-friendly vocal commands. Or command your Echo or Nest speaker to schedule your security system in the same way as you can in the Vivint App.

Check out a few commands you will be able to give to Google or Alexa:

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Switch off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Record a clip of my outdoor camera."

  • "Lower the heat 2 degrees."

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

Live stress-free when you program in routines in your Alexa or Google Home smartphone app that leverage different services. For example, use "Google, I'm leaving," and trigger your motion detectors, lower the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or create a preset for "tv night" and ask your home to lower the lighting and move the thermostat to to that perfect, cozy place.

Get the ultimate home security system to pair to your Alexa or Google devices

As you're finding the superior Fargo security system for your needs, trust Vivint. A Vivint professional will help you personalize your smart home for your needs. Simply call (701) 699-4489 or fill out in the form below to begin.