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May 05, 2021

Using Your Detroit Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your smart speaker assistants like Alexa or Google can access your security and automation system to command your lights, set your door locks, and push tripped alarm alerts to your mobile device and ADT monitoring team. Then if you’re preparing for bed or to leave the house, all you have to do is say “Goodbye,” and your system will spring into guard mode. That’s a great advantage when you’re trying to get out of the house quickly and can’t make it to the control pad.

How can you link Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa with your Detroit security system:

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To make your AI assistant listen for the voice controls for 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 smart speaker to perform many of the things that you can do in your mobile ADT Control app. With intuitive voice prompts, you can disarm or arm your system, control your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is opened.

You could use other Alexa or Google skills to manage each separate alarm, sensor, and automation component, but that can grow to overkill. One of the advantages of linking your Detroit security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that all your voice commands are easily found in a singular skill. Luckily, you can personalize your home with all sorts of security and automation components and link them with Google Nest or Alexa on install.

What Vocal Instructions Can You Use When You Connect Your Detroit Security System To Alexa or Google Nest?

Google and Alexa can do more than just turning off your smart lights or disarming your alarm system. You can find out the status of your smart devices or adjust a component to a preset level. You might also tell your smart speaker to schedule your alarms and cameras just like you could in the ADT app.

Say these prompts for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the back 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 might also create a routine within Google or Alexa that puts many components together. For instance, say “Google, I’m leaving,” and activate your smart locks, flip on your alarms, turn down the thermostat, and turn off every light in the house. Or preset a routine for “movie night,” and let your lights, thermostat, and other devices automatically adjust. The components you can combine together to make a preset scene are only limited by your imagination.

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Should You Buy All Your Smart Components From One Manufacturer Or Mix And Match?

Does linking your Detroit security system to Google Nest or Alexa work best if you get your alarms and cameras from the initial install, or can you build over time? While you can use different components -- as long as your device uses z-wave technology -- sometimes it’s simpler to have all your smart home devices linked at the time of install.

When you get your devices installed together, you make one unified system from the start. Then you can program away and create routines and groups, and not have to set up a skill differently later. You could add different smart alarms and cameras as you go, but then you may have to troubleshoot to get them to work together. Just make sure that any extra devices are entered to your home security system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google through the ADT skill.

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

As you search for the best Detroit security system for your home, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you customize the perfect system for an AI assisted smart home. Just phone (313) 306-4352 or send in the form below to begin.