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May 05, 2021

Control Your Allentown Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your voice activated assistants like Google or Alexa can access your state-of-the-art system to control your interior lighting, lock your smart locks, and send tripped alarm alerts to your phone and ADT monitoring team. Then when you’re heading for bed or to leave the house, all you need to say is “Goodbye,” and watch everything spring into guard mode. That’s a great time saver when you’re hurrying to leave quickly and don’t want to fiddle with the phone app.

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

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To get voice prompts working with your security and automation system, you’ll need to activate the ADT Control skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can tell your devices to perform a majority of of the commands that you can manage in your mobile security app. With natural voice controls, you can disarm or arm your alarms and sensors, control your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check to see if you left the garage door open.

Then again, you could use separate Google or Alexa skills to control each separate security and automation item, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the benefits of pairing your Allentown security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that everything is conveniently found in a singular skill. Luckily, you can personalize your house with all sorts of security and automation components all together when you purchase your security system.

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

Alexa and Google can do more than just flipping on your smart lights or arming your motion sensors. You can also see the status of your camera or calibrate any automation component to a preset level. You may also ask your AI assistant to auto-adjust your devices just like you could in the ADT app.

Try out these commands for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

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

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You can also set a routine in Alexa or Google that links many devices together. For example, say “Google, I’m leaving,” and trigger your smart door locks, flip on your motion sensors, turn down the thermostat, and turn off every light in the house. Or set a routine for “movie night,” and let your all you devices automatically adjust. The devices you can combine together to make a custom routine are seemingly endless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Order All Your Automated Devices From A Single Place Or Mix And Match?

Does pairing your Allentown security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa work best if you buy your components from the same place, or can you build over time? While you can mix and match -- as long as your device uses z-wave tech -- sometimes it’s simpler to have all your devices connected at the initial install.

When you have your devices installed together, you instantly create a cohesive security system from the beginning. Then you can design away and make groups and routines, and not have to reprogram later. You could mix and match your smart devices as you go, but then you may have hope that they work together. Just make sure that any additional devices are paired to your security system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google using the ADT skill.

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

As you search for the best Allentown security system for your house, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you create a perfect system for a voice-activated smart home. Just phone (601) 298-3167 or fill out the form below to get started.