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May 05, 2021

Using Your Atlanta Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your smart speaker assistants like Google or Alexa can link to your wireless system to turn on your smart lights, activate your locks, and send tripped alarm notifications to your mobile device and ADT monitoring experts. Then if you’re preparing for bed or to run some errands, all you have to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras spring into guard mode. That’s a nice convenience when you’re trying to lock up quickly and have your arms full.

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

Enable The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To make your AI assistant respond to the voice commands for your home security system, you’ll need to enable the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can instruct your smart speaker to perform many of the things that you can manage in your mobile ADT Control app. With easy voice prompts, you can disarm or arm your alarms and sensors, adjust your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check if you left the garage door open.

Conversely, you can use different Google or Alexa skills to work with each separate camera, alarm, and automation component, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the benefits of linking your Atlanta security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that every voice command for every component is found in the same skill. Luckily, you can customize your house with alarms, automation, and security cameras and link them with Google Nest or Alexa on install.

What Vocal Commands Can You Issue When You Link Your Atlanta Security System To Google Nest or Alexa?

Alexa and Google can do more things than just turning off the lights or arming your alarm system. You can also find out the status of your sensors or calibrate any automation component to a predetermined level. You can also command your AI assistant to schedule your alarms and cameras just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

Here are just a few prompts for your Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa:

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You might also set a routine in the Alexa or Google app that links many alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For instance, say “Google, I’m leaving the house,” and activate your smart door locks, flip on your motion sensors, lower the thermostat, and extinguish every light in the house. Or set up a routine for “movie night,” and use the phrase to lower the lighting and adjust the A/C to a more comfortable level. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can pair together for a personalized scene are almost limitless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Buy All Your Smart Devices From A Single Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Is connecting your Atlanta security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa easier if you order your components from one place, or can you build over time? While you can mix and match -- as long as your device uses z-wave technology -- many times it’s simpler to get all your security components connected at the time of install.

When you have your devices installed together, you make one cohesive security system from the start. Then you can program away and make groups and routines, and know all your components will perform seamlessly on day one. You could get different smart alarms and cameras as you go, but then you may have a greater chance they won’t work in sync. However, make sure that any extra alarms, cameras, or smart items are paired to your home security system first, and then use voice commands using the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you look for the best Atlanta security system for your house, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you create a perfect system for a voice-activated smart house. Just call (404) 551-3078 or fill out the form below to begin.