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May 05, 2021

Control Your San Diego Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

Did you know you can control your San Diego ADT security system with your voice-controlled smart speakers? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your San Diego ADT security system was more intuitive? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your San Diego security system you can create an intuitive upgrade.

Your AI assistants like Google or Alexa can access your state-of-the-art system to turn on your smart lights, lock your smart locks, and push tripped alarm notifications to your phone and ADT monitoring agents. Then when you’re heading for bed or to leave the house, all you have to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and your system will activate into ”Guard” mode. That’s a nice convenience when you’re rushing to leave quickly and have your arms full.

Here’s how to link your San Diego security system with Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa:

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To make your AI assistant respond to the voice controls for your security and automation system, you’ll have to turn on the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can instruct your devices to perform almost all of the commands that you can do in your ADT Control app. With natural voice commands, 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 opened.

You could use different Google or Alexa skills to control each separate alarm, sensor, and automation item, but that can grow to overkill. One of the perks of linking your San Diego security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that everything is easily found in a singular skill. Luckily, you can outfit your home with alarms, cameras, and automation devices at the same time when you get your home security system.

What Vocal Commands Can You Issue When You Connect Your San Diego Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Google and Alexa can do more things than just flipping on your smart bulbs or disarming your alarms. You can find out the status of your camera or adjust any automation component to a predetermined scene. You might also tell your AI assistant to auto-adjust your devices just like you could in the ADT app.

Here are just a few phrases for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You might also set a routine in Alexa or Google that puts different alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For example, say “Alexa, I’m going out,” and lock your smart locks, arm your window and door sensors, turn down the thermostat, and turn off your living room lights. Or set a routine for “tv time,” and watch as your AI assistant turns down the lighting and resets the thermostat. The devices you can link together to make a custom scene are only limited by your imagination.

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Should You Get All Your Smart Items From A Single Manufacturer Or Or Build Over Time?

Does pairing your San Diego security system to Google Nest or Alexa work best if you buy your devices from the same place, or can you pick over time? While you can use different components -- as long as your device uses z-wave technology -- sometimes it’s more convenient to have all your security components linked at the same time.

When you have your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices installed at one time, you instantly create a powerful, united home security system from the outset. Then you can design away and devise routines and groups, and know each command will work as it should immediately. You could add different smart components as you go, but then you might have a greater chance they won’t work together. Just make sure that any additional components are paired to your security system first, and then have your AI assistant respond using the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you’re looking for the best San Diego security system for your family, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you customize the perfect system for a voice-activated smart house. Just phone (619) 354-2314 or fill out the form below to begin.