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Using Your Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

Did you know you can command your home security system with your voice-controlled smart speakers? Wouldn’t it be great if your home security system was voice-activated? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your security system you can create an exciting upgrade.

Your AI assistants like Alexa or Google can access your security and automation system to control your interior lighting, lock your smart locks, and push tripped alarm notifications to your phone and ADT monitoring experts. Then if you’re ready for bed or to leave the house, all you need to say is “Goodbye,” and watch everything slip into protection mode. That’s a nice advantage when you’re trying to get out of the house quickly and can’t find the your Command pad.

Here’s how to link your security system with Alexa or Google Nest

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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.

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Should You Get All Your Automated Components From The Same Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Does connecting your ADT security system to Alexa or Google Nest work best if you get your devices from the same place, or can you pick over time? While you can get non-ADT components -- as long as your device uses z-wave technology -- you may find that it’s more convenient to get all your smart home devices configured at the initial install.

By having your security, safety, and automation devices installed together, you instantly create one cohesive system from the beginning. Then you can program away and devise routines and groups, and know everything will perform perfectly immediately. You could get different smart devices as you go, but then you may have hope that they work in sync. Just make sure that any additional devices are linked to your ADT system first, and then use voice commands with the ADT voice prompts.

The Best Security System For Alexa or Google Nest Comes From Secure24 Alarm Systems

As you’re looking for the best security system for your family, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you personalize a perfect system for an AI-assisted smart home. Just contact 833-319-7449 or send in the form below to begin.