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May 05, 2021

Command Your Charlottesville Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your voice activated assistants like Alexa or Google can be paired with your state-of-the-art system to turn on your smart lights, set your smart locks, and send tripped alarm alerts to your smartphone and ADT monitoring team. Then as you’re preparing for bed or to get out of the house, all you need to do is say “Goodbye,” and watch everything activate into guard mode. That’s a great advantage when you’re rushing to get out of the house quickly and can’t pull up the phone app.

Here’s how to use your Charlottesville security system with Google Nest or Alexa:

Enable The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To get voice control working with your security system, you’ll need to activate the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can ask your devices to perform many of the commands that you can manage in your mobile security app. With easy voice commands, you can disarm or arm your alarms and sensors, adjust your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is up.

Conversely, you can use different skills to control each separate security and automation item, but that can seem like a mess. One of the perks of pairing your Charlottesville security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that every voice command for every component is easily found in one place. Luckily, you can personalize your home with all sorts of security and automation components and connect them with Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa on install.

What Vocal Commands Can You Use When You Pair Your Charlottesville Security System To Google Nest or Alexa?

Alexa and Google can do more than just flipping on the lights or arming your alarms. You might want to see the status of your camera or adjust a component to a predetermined setting. You may also tell your smart speaker to plan a timetable for your devices just like you could in your mobile security 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 bedroom light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

  • “Record a clip from my front door camera.”

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You might also preset a routine within the Google or Alexa app that links different devices together. For example, say “Google, I’m leaving,” and activate your smart door locks, arm your motion sensors, turn down the air, and flip off your smart lights. Or preset a routine for “bedtime,” and let your lights, thermostat, and other devices automatically adjust. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can link together in a preset scene are seemingly endless.

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Should You Order All Your Automated Components From A Single Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Is linking your Charlottesville security system to Alexa or Google Nest simpler if you buy your devices from the same place, or can you build over time? While you can use different components -- most use z-wave technology -- you may find that it’s simpler to get all your smart home devices configured at the same time.

When you get your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices activated at the initial install, you make a united system from the outset. Then you can program away and devise routines and groups, and not have to reprogram later. You could mix and match your smart components as you go, but then you will have a greater chance they won’t work in sync. Simply ensure that any additional components are paired to your home security system first, and then have your AI assistant respond with the ADT skill.

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

As you’re looking for the best Charlottesville security system for your family, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you personalize a perfect system for a voice-controlled smart house. Just phone (434) 214-6134 or complete the form below to begin.