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Vivint Partners With Google to Give Voice Control to New Customers, Expand Smart Home Suite

Vivint will give two Google Home Mini devices to every new customer and add Nest Thermostat E and Google WiFi to its smart home suite.

PROVO, Utah — Vivint Smart Home announces it is collaborating with Google to give voice control to every new customer by including two Google Home Mini devices with every smart home system.

“Voice control is the easiest and most intuitive way to communicate with your smart home, and we want to provide this experience to more customers,” says Jeff Lyman, chief product officer at Vivint Smart Home. “The power of the Google Assistant to hear and interpret voice commands significantly adds to the convenience of the smart home experience, whether you’re locking doors, adjusting lighting or changing the temperature.”

Vivint is also adding Nest Thermostat E and Google WiFi as options in its smart home suite. Customers will be able to use commands such as, “Ok Google, turn the lights off,” “…lock my doors,” “…turn up the temperature” or “…arm my system away.”

The option of the Nest Thermostat E joins the Nest Learning Thermostat, which has been part of the Vivint smart home suite since 2016. The Nest Thermostat E is an affordable option to help consumers save on energy costs and has a subtle design to blend into any home, according to the company. New Vivint customers will also benefit from professional installation of Nest thermostats at no additional cost.

Vivint says Google WiFi can enhance connectivity for customers with doorbell, indoor and outdoor cameras. With Google Wifi, customers can set up multiple access points throughout their home, creating a “mesh” network that is said to deliver a consistently strong, secure signal.

“Today the majority of our new customers are purchasing cameras as part of their customized Vivint smart home,” says Lyman. “Google WiFi helps eliminate dead zones and is particularly beneficial in homes that have multiple cameras with 24/7 continuous video recording.”

New research shows the number of people who use voice assistants to interact with their alarm systems is increasing. Could we soon see more companies adopt similar partnerships?

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