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May 05, 2021

Using Your College Station Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

Did you know you can control your College Station security system with your voice-controlled smart speakers? Wouldn’t it be great if your College Station ADT security system was voice activated? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your College Station home security system you can create an exciting boost.

Your AI assistants like Alexa or Google can be paired with your security and automation system to turn on your lights, lock your smart locks, and push tripped alarm alerts to your phone and ADT monitoring experts. Then as you’re ready for bed or to run some errands, all you need to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and your system will activate into guard mode. That’s a great convenience when you’re rushing to lock up quickly and can’t pull up the mobile app.

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

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To switch on voice commands on your home security system, you’ll need to turn on the ADT skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can instruct your devices to perform many of the things that you can do in your ADT Control app. With natural voice prompts, you can arm or disarm 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 other Google or Alexa skills to control each alarm, sensor, and automation item, but that can seem like a mess. One of the advantages of pairing your College Station security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that everything is easily found in the same skill. Luckily, you can outfit your home with all sorts of security and automation components that will work off each other with one voice command.

What Voice Commands Can You Issue When You Connect Your College Station Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Google and Alexa can do more than just turning off your smart lights or setting your alarms. You can also find out the status of your camera or change your thermostat to a preset setting. You might also tell your AI assistant to schedule your devices just like you could in the ADT app.

Try out these phrases for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

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

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You might also create a routine within Google or Alexa that links many components together. For instance, say “Hey, Google, I’m going out,” and activate your smart locks, flip on your window and door sensors, lower the smart thermostat, and extinguish your smart lights. Or set a routine for “movie night,” and use the prompt to lower the smart bulbs and put the temperature to the perfect level. The components you can combine together for a preset routine are almost limitless.

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Should You Get All Your Automated Components From The Same Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Is linking your College Station security system to Alexa or Google Nest simpler if you get your alarms and cameras from one place, or can you pick over time? While you can use different components -- most use z-wave wireless connections -- sometimes it’s easier to get all your security components linked at the initial install.

When you get your security, safety, and automation devices installed at one time, you create a powerful, cohesive home security system from the beginning. Then you can design away and make groups, routines, and custom commands, and not have to reconfigure later. You could mix and match your smart alarms and cameras as you go, but then you may have to troubleshoot to get them to work in sync. However, make sure that any additional devices are entered to your ADT system first, and then use voice commands through the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you look for the best College Station security system for your home, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you personalize your system for a voice-activated smart home. Just contact (979) 330-5973 or send in the form below to begin.