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Pairing your Lincoln smart home to Alexa or Google

June 18, 2021
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Wouldn't it be great if you had the ability to power your Lincoln security system using only voice commands? Take control when you sync your Vivint home security system to your preferred AI assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. Once you initiate the Vivint skill, you can fully operate all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices via your Echo or Nest speakers. Then when you're getting things ready to say goodnight or head to work, Simply tell your assistant you’re headed out and watch your home transition into guard mode.

Here’s more about linking your Lincoln smart home to Alexa or Google:

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

Stick to these easy directions to pair your Lincoln smart home to your Echo speaker:

  • After you install your Alexa device, open the Amazon Alexa mobile app and hit Skills & Games.

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

  • Turn on both skills. The Complete skill provides you comprehensive management of your home automation and security components, but you will have to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to turn on the alarms." The Basic skill allows you to control lights, thermostats, and other automation pieces by merely saying, "Alexa, turn on the lights."

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

  • You are able to operate your Vivint system with your Alexa devices.

Vivint home security control panel

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

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

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

  • Find Vivint and press to pair the accounts.

  • Enable Google to manage your Vivint equipment and log into your Vivint system.

  • You can authorize your components smart devices to different areas to make your Google Home experience simpler.

  • Wrap up by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are free to use your Vivint with Google devices.

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

You can use virtually every part of your Lincoln smart home via your AI assistant. Monitor the situation with your smart components, swap to a preset setting, or tinker with the details of a setting via simple voice commands. Or command your Echo or Nest device to arrange your security system in the same way as you can in the Vivint mobile app.

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

  • “Arm my security system to away.”

  • “Latch all the doors.”

  • “Power off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • "Record a clip of my doorbell camera."

  • "Turn down the heat 3 degrees."

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

You can also set routines in your Google Home or Alexa smartphone app that combine multiple devices. For instance, say "Google, I'm leaving the house," and trigger your motion detectors, reduce the thermostat, and bolt the doors. Or make a scene for "date night" and use the command to lower the lights and move the temperature to how your family likes it.

Obtain the best home security system to sync to your Alexa or Google speaker

As you're finding the best Lincoln security system for your needs, check out Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you customize your smart home for your needs. Just call (402) 545-5763 or send in the form below to start the process.