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May 05, 2021

Command Your Evansville Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

Did you know you can control your Evansville ADT security system with intuitive voice commands? Wouldn’t it be great if your Evansville security system was more intuitive? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Evansville ADT security system you can create an amazing improvement.

Your smart speaker assistants like Google or Alexa can access your state-of-the-art system to turn on your smart lights, activate your smart locks, and send system notifications to your mobile device and ADT monitoring experts. Then when you’re heading for bed or to leave the house, all you need to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras activate into ”Guard” mode. That’s a nice time saver when you’re rushing to get out of the house quickly and can’t find the control pad.

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

Enable The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To enable voice commands on your security and automation system, you’ll want to enable the ADT Control skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can ask your devices to perform almost all of the things that you can manage in your ADT Control app. With natural voice commands, you can activate your alarms and sensors, adjust your smart lights and smart thermostat, or see if the garage door is up.

Then again, you could use different Alexa or Google skills to control each camera, alarm, and automation component, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the perks of linking your Evansville security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that everything is easily found in a singular skill. Luckily, you can personalize your home with alarms, cameras, and automation devices and pair them with Alexa or Google Nest on install.

What Voice Commands Can You Issue When You Link Your Evansville Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Google and Alexa can do more than just flipping on your smart bulbs or setting your motion sensors. You can also check the status of your sensors or adjust any automation component to a custom level. You might also tell your AI assistant to schedule your alarms and cameras just like you could in the ADT app.

Try out these commands for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “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 is my thermostat set at?”

You may also create a routine in the Alexa or Google app that links many devices together. For example, say “Google, I’m leaving,” and lock your smart door locks, arm your window and door sensors, turn down the air, and flip off your smart lights. Or set a routine for “movie night,” and relax as Alexa dims the smart bulbs and adjusts the air. The components you can link together in a personalized scene are almost limitless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Buy All Your Automated Items From One Place Or Mix And Match?

Is linking your Evansville security system to Alexa or Google Nest easier if you buy your components from the initial install, or can you pick over time? While you can get non-ADT components -- most use z-wave wireless connections -- sometimes it’s easier to have all your devices configured at the same time.

When you get your devices installed at one time, you create one cohesive security system from the start. Then you can program away and devise groups and routines, and know everything will perform as it should immediately. You could get different smart alarms and cameras as you go, but then you will have to troubleshoot to get them to work together. However, make sure that any extra alarms, cameras, or smart items are paired to your ADT system first, and then have your AI assistant respond with the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you’re looking for the best Evansville security system for your home, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you personalize a perfect system for a voice-activated smart home. Just phone (812) 200-5693 or complete the form below to begin.