Best of CES: Vivint announces integration with Nest and Amazon
“Working with Nest aligns with our mission to provide the most innovative smart home experience by giving customers access to best-in-class products,” Jeremy Warren, chief technology officer at Vivint, said in a statement. “We deliver a seamlessly integrated smart home, where the homeowner’s thermostat, door locks, video cameras and security system all work together to make everyday life easier. We’re excited now to include Nest in this lineup.”
Current Nest Thermostat users can integrate with a Vivint smart home today. The Nest Learning Thermostat will also be available nationwide as part of all Vivint smart home packages beginning in Spring 2016.
Vivint's integration with Amazon Echo will allow users to control their entire home – including their Nest Thermostat – by using their voice. Vivint users will be able to talk to Alexa, Amazon Echo’s cloud-based voice service, to do things like turn of their lights, lock their doors or turn down the thermostat.
“We’re excited to work with Vivint to bring Amazon Echo and the magic of far-field voice control to more customers,” Charlie Kindel, Director, Amazon Echo and Alexa, said in a statement. “People have been dreaming of being able to say things to their house and have it obey for decades. Now that’s possible with Echo—just ask Alexa to turn up the heat, lock the doors, and more.”
Vivint users now have the option to control their smart home via the Vivint SkyControl panel, Vivint mobile app or their voice with Amazon Echo. Using Amazon Echo, customers can control the following smart home features using the Vivint skill:
- Smart door locks
- Smart security
- Smart thermostat
- Lighting control
- Garage door
“We believe voice control is the future of the smart home, and Vivint is pleased to integrate with the best far-field voice solution on the market,” Matt Eyring, chief of strategy and innovation officer at Vivint, said in a statement. “We look forward to working closely with Amazon to further advance Echo’s capabilities and bring true intelligence to the smart home.”