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May 05, 2021

Control Your Ann Arbor Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

Did you know you can control your Ann Arbor security system with intuitive voice commands? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your Ann Arbor security system was voice activated? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Ann Arbor security system you can create an exciting upgrade.

Your AI assistants like Alexa or Google can link to your state-of-the-art system to command your lights, lock your smart locks, and send tripped alarm alerts to your smartphone and ADT monitoring experts. Then as you’re ready for bed or to run some errands, all you need to do is say “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras spring into ”Guard” mode. That’s a nice time saver when you’re trying to lock up quickly and can’t mess with the smartphone app.

Here’s how to pair your Ann Arbor security system with Alexa or Google Nest:

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To make your AI assistant listen for the voice commands for your home security system, you’ll want to turn on the ADT skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can instruct your AI assistant to perform many of the things that you can do in your mobile ADT Control app. With intuitive voice commands, you can activate your system, control your smart lights and smart thermostat, or see if the garage door is opened.

Conversely, you can use different skills to control each separate security and automation component, but that can grow to overkill. One of the perks of linking your Ann Arbor security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that everything is easily found in one skill. Luckily, you can personalize your home with alarms, cameras, and automation devices and link them with Alexa or Google Nest on install.

What Vocal Controls Can You Say When You Link Your Ann Arbor Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Your AI assistant can do more than just flipping on your smart bulbs or arming your alarms. You can find out the status of your sensors or calibrate any automation component to a predetermined scene. You can also ask your AI assistant to schedule your components just like you could in the ADT app.

Try out these prompts for your Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

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

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You may also set a routine within the Alexa or Google app that links multiple devices together. For example, say “Hey, Google, I’m leaving,” and lock your smart locks, arm your motion sensors, lower the smart thermostat, and flip off your smart lights. Or set up a routine for “movie night,” and let your lights, thermostat, and other devices automatically adjust. The devices you can link together to make a personalized routine are seemingly endless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

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

Does connecting your Ann Arbor security system to Alexa or Google Nest work best if you order your devices from the same place, or can you build over time? While you can get non-ADT components -- most use z-wave wireless connections -- sometimes it’s more convenient to have all your devices connected at the initial install.

By having your devices activated at the initial install, you create a powerful, unified home security system from the beginning. Then you can pre-set away and create groups and routines, with everything working on day one. You could get different security components as you go, but then you may have a greater chance they won’t work together. Just make sure that any extra alarms, cameras, or smart items are paired to your home security system first, and then have your AI assistant respond through the ADT skill.

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

As you search for the best Ann Arbor security system for your family, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you personalize the perfect system for a voice-controlled smart home. Just phone (734) 224-3173 or fill out the form below to get started.