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Pairing your Buffalo smart home to Google or Alexa

June 18, 2021
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Wouldn't it be great if you were able to use your Buffalo security system using only voice commands? You’re in control when you sync your Vivint system to your current AI assistant, like Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa. When you initiate the Vivint skill, you can control all your alarms, security cameras, and home automation devices via your Nest or Echo speakers. Then when you're ready to say goodnight or depart for vacation, Simply tell your home you’re headed out and relax as everything switches into guard mode.

Check out more about connecting your Buffalo smart home to Alexa or Google:

How can you link your Buffalo smart home to your Google Home or Amazon Echo

Simply adhere to these quick steps to sync your Buffalo smart home to your Echo speaker:

  • Once you configure your Echo device, open the Amazon Alexa app on your smartphone and hit Skills & Games.

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

  • Say yes to both the Compete and Basic skills. The Complete skill allows you almost complete control of your connected home security and home automation devices, but you will have to start out with, "Alexa, ask Vivint to arm the alarms." The Basic skill empowers you to control lights, thermostats, and other automation equipment by merely saying, "Alexa, flip on the lights."

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

  • You are able to control your Vivint system with your Amazon compatible devices.

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If you like Google over Amazon, here is how to sync your Buffalo smart home with your Google Nest:

  • Open the Google Home App and select the + icon in the top left part of the screen.

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

  • Find Vivint and press to link the accounts.

  • Permit Google to handle 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 simpler.

  • Finish by saying, "Hey, Google, sync with Vivint," and you are free to utilize your Vivint network with Google devices.

What voice commands work with your Echo or Nest speakers?

You can operate almost every part of your Buffalo smart home via your AI assistant. See the condition of your smart alarms and cameras, transfer to a pre-determined mode, or minutely tweak a setting with some easy vocal commands. Or command your Echo or Nest speaker to organize your system just like you could in the Vivint smartphone app.

Here’s a preview of a few commands you can assign to Google or Alexa:

  • “Set my security system to away.”

  • “Latch the back door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I forget the garage door open?”

  • "Save a clip of my outdoor camera."

  • "Adjust the heat 3 degrees."

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

Save time when you set routines in your Alexa or Google Home smartphone app that combine multiple services. For example, try "Google, I'm leaving the house," and arm your alarms, reduce the thermostat, and lock the doors. Or create a routine for "movie night" and order your home to dim the lighting and set the thermostat to just the right level.

Get the ultimate home security system to sync to your Google or Alexa speaker

As you're finding the ultimate Buffalo security system for your family, trust Vivint. A Vivint expert will help you tailor-make your smart home for any need. Just call (716) 567-8226 or send in the form below to get started.