Google Home - Setup and How To Use

Don’t want to get up from the middle of a movie but you’re not sure if you locked the front door? Ask Google to lock the front door. A little hot or too cold, ask Google to set the living room to heat or AC mode. Whatever the scenario, enjoy the convenience in controlling your Brinks Home™ system with Google Assistant.


Instructions for getting started

Already have Google Home, and, and raring to go? Skip to the next steps.

Need to connect your Google Home to Connect the two through Google Assistant.

On your mobile device:

– Open the Google Assistant on your mobile device
– Click the icon in the top right of the Google Assistant
– Scroll down to Home Control and swipe until you find
– Tap the card and scroll down to Link on the skill page
– Tap Link and following the prompted directions

You can also access Google Assistant through this link.

Once you have Google Home set up, follow these steps to get started: 

– Enable the action by telling your Google Home: "Okay Google, talk to" 
– Open the Google Home app and enter your account login and password (the same one you use for the Brinks Home™ Mobile App) to sync your account. You'll have the option to create your PIN as part of the setup process.



Here are a few examples of other commands (start with “Ok Google, ask…”):


“…to arm stay my security system.”

“…is my security system armed?”



“…to turn the living room light on.”

“…to set the living room light to 80 percent.”

“…to turn the living room light down.”

“…to turn off the lights.”



“…to set the kitchen thermostat to 72 degrees.”

“…to increase the temperature by 2 degrees.”

“…to set the kitchen to AC mode.”

“...the temperature.”


Door Locks & Garage Doors

“…to lock the front door.”

“…to shut the garage door.”

“…is the front door unlocked?”

“…is the garage door open?”


Want to interact with multiple devices at once? Name the devices with a common location and make the request plural. For example:

“…to turn off the bedroom lights.”

“…to lock the front doors.”

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