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May 05, 2021

Control Your Alpharetta Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

Did you know you can command your Alpharetta home security system with your voice-controlled smart speakers? Wouldn’t it be amazing if your Alpharetta security system was even easier to control? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Alpharetta ADT security system you can create an amazing improvement.

Your AI assistants like Google or Alexa can link to your wireless system to control your smart lights, activate your door locks, and send system notifications to your smartphone and ADT monitoring team. Then when you’re heading for bed or to leave the house, all you have to do is say “Goodbye,” and watch everything spring into guard mode. That’s a nice time saver when you’re hurrying to get out of the house quickly and can’t mess with the phone app.

Here’s how using your Alpharetta security system with Google Nest or Alexa works:

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To get voice commands enabled on your security and automation system, you’ll have to activate the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can tell your AI assistant to perform many of the tasks that you can do in your mobile security app. With easy voice prompts, you can arm or disarm your alarms and sensors, raise or lower your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is up.

Conversely, you can use different skills to manage each camera, alarm, and automation item, but that can seem like a mess. One of the advantages of pairing your Alpharetta security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that all your voice commands are found in a singular skill. Luckily, you can personalize your home with alarms, cameras, and automation devices at the same time when you buy your ADT security system.

What Voice Commands Can You Issue When You Connect Your Alpharetta Security System To Alexa or Google Nest?

Google and Alexa can do more things than just turning on your smart bulbs or arming your alarms. You might want to see the status of your sensors or adjust any automation component to a custom level. You may also tell your AI assistant to schedule your alarms and cameras just like you could in your mobile security app.

Try out these commands for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You might also preset a routine in the Alexa or Google app that links many devices together. For example, say “Alexa, I’m leaving the house,” and activate your smart locks, flip on your alarms, turn down the air, and extinguish your living room lights. Or set a routine for “movie night,” and sit back as Alexa turns down the lighting and turns up the air. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can combine together for a custom routine are almost limitless.

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Should You Order All Your Smart Items From The Same Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Does connecting your Alpharetta security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa work best if you buy your alarms and cameras from the same place, or can you pick over time? While you can mix and match -- many devices use z-wave technology -- many times it’s more convenient to get all your devices configured at the time of install.

When you get your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices installed together, you instantly create one cohesive system from the beginning. Then you can pre-set away and devise groups, routines, and custom commands, and not have to reconfigure later. You could get different smart devices as you go, but then you may have to troubleshoot to get them to work together. However, make sure that any additional alarms, cameras, or smart items are entered to your home security system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google with the ADT skill.

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

As you’re looking for the best Alpharetta security system for your house, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you personalize a perfect system for a voice-activated smart home. Just call (678) 251-9195 or complete the form below to begin.