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May 05, 2021

Command Your Nashville Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

Did you know you can access your Nashville home security system with your voice-controlled smart speakers? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your Nashville security system was voice activated? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Nashville home security system you can create an intuitive boost.

Your voice activated assistants like Alexa or Google can be paired with your security and automation system to command your lights, activate your locks, and push tripped alarm notifications to your smartphone and ADT monitoring agents. Then if you’re preparing for bed or to leave the house, all you have to do is say “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras slip into ”Guard” mode. That’s a great convenience when you’re hurrying to leave quickly and can’t fiddle with the smartphone app.

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

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To make your AI assistant understand the voice prompts for your security and automation system, you’ll have to activate the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can ask your AI assistant to perform many of the commands that you can manage in your mobile security app. With intuitive voice controls, you can disarm or arm your alarms and sensors, control your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is opened.

Conversely, you can use other Google or Alexa skills to work with each camera, alarm, and automation component, but that can seem like a mess. One of the benefits of pairing your Nashville security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that every voice command for every component is found in one place. Luckily, you can personalize your house with all sorts of security and automation components and link them with Alexa or Google Nest on install.

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

Google and Alexa can do more than just turning off the lights or setting your motion sensors. You can also find out the status of your smart devices or change any automation component to a preset setting. You may also tell your smart speaker to schedule your components just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

Say these prompts for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

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

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You may also preset a routine in Alexa or Google that puts different components together. For example, say “Alexa, I’m going out,” and lock your smart door locks, turn on your motion sensors, lower the smart thermostat, and turn off your smart lights. Or set a routine for “movie night,” and use the phrase to lower the lights and adjust the thermostat to the perfect level. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can link together in a preset routine are seemingly endless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Buy All Your Automated Items From A Single Manufacturer Or Mix And Match?

Does linking your Nashville security system to Google Nest or Alexa work best if you get your alarms and cameras from the same place, or can you pick over time? While you can mix and match -- many devices use z-wave wireless connections -- you may find that it’s easier to have all your security components configured at the initial install.

When you get your devices installed at one time, you create one cohesive home security system from the beginning. Then you can design away and devise groups and routines, and not have to set up a skill differently later. You could add different security alarms and cameras as you go, but then you will have a greater chance they won’t work together. Simply ensure that any extra devices are entered to your ADT system first, and then use voice commands with the ADT skill.

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

As you’re looking for the best Nashville security system for your family, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you personalize your system for a voice-controlled smart home. Just phone (615) 257-7896 or complete the form below to begin.