Enable The ADT Control Skill With The Alexa or Google App
To switch on voice prompts on your security system, you’ll want to turn on the ADT skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can instruct your smart speaker to perform a majority of the things that you can do in your ADT Control app. With easy voice commands, you can disarm or arm your system, control your smart lights and smart thermostat, or check if the garage door is up.
Then again, you could use different Google or Alexa skills to control each separate camera, alarm, and automation component, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the perks of pairing your security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that every voice command for every component is easily found in the same place. Luckily, you can personalize your home with alarms, cameras, and automation devices and connect them with Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa on install.
What Vocal Controls Can You Issue When You Pair Your Security System To Alexa or Google Nest?
Alexa and Google can do more things than just turning off your smart bulbs or disarming your alarm system. You might want to see the status of your camera or calibrate your thermostat to a preset scene. You can also ask Alexa or Google to schedule your devices just like you could in the ADT app.
Say these prompts for your Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa:
“Arm my alarms.”
“Lock the front door.”
“Turn off my kitchen light.”
“Did I close the garage door?”
“Record a clip from my garage door camera.”
“What temperature is my thermostat?”
You can also set a routine within Alexa or Google that links different devices together. For example, say “Google, I’m leaving,” and trigger your smart locks, arm your alarms, lower the smart thermostat, and extinguish every light in the house. Or set a routine for “movie night,” and sit back as Alexa turns down the smart bulbs and turns up the air. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can pair together for a custom scene are only limited by your imagination.