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May 05, 2021

Using Your Houston Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your voice activated assistants like Alexa or Google can link to your security and automation system to control your interior lighting, activate your smart locks, and push system alerts to your smartphone and ADT monitoring team. Then if you’re ready for bed or to run some errands, all you have to do is say “Goodbye,” and watch everything activate into ”Guard” mode. That’s a great convenience when you’re hurrying to lock up quickly and can’t get to the control pad.

Here’s how to pair your Houston security system with Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa:

Enable The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To make your AI assistant listen for the voice controls for your security and automation system, you’ll need to activate the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can tell your AI assistant to perform almost all of the tasks that you can do in your mobile ADT Control app. With natural voice controls, you can disarm or arm your alarms, adjust your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or check if the garage door is opened.

You could use separate Google or Alexa skills to manage each security and automation item, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the perks of pairing your Houston security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that every voice command for every component is conveniently found in a singular place. Luckily, you can outfit your house with all sorts of security and automation components and link them with Google Nest or Alexa on install.

What Vocal Commands Can You Say When You Pair Your Houston Security System To Alexa or Google Nest?

Your AI assistant can do more things than just turning off your smart bulbs or disarming your alarms. You might want to find out the status of your sensors or change any automation component to a custom setting. You may also command Alexa or Google to plan a timetable for your devices just like you could in the ADT app.

Try out these prompts for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

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

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You might also set a routine in Alexa or Google that combines multiple alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For instance, say “Alexa, I’m going out,” and activate your smart locks, flip on your alarms, turn down the smart thermostat, and extinguish your smart lights. Or set up a routine for “movie night,” and use the phrase to turn down the lights and adjust the temperature to a more comfortable level. The devices you can combine together to make a preset routine are almost limitless.

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Should You Order All Your Smart Items From A Single Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Is linking your Houston security system to Google Nest or Alexa easier if you buy your components from the same place, or can you pick over time? While you can get non-ADT components -- many devices use z-wave tech -- sometimes it’s simpler to have all your security components configured at the same time.

By having your devices activated at the initial install, you make one unified security system from the beginning. Then you can design away and create routines and groups, and know everything will perform seamlessly on day one. You could mix and match your security alarms and cameras as you go, but then you may have to troubleshoot to get them to work together. Simply ensure that any added alarms, cameras, or smart items are linked to your security system first, and then have your AI assistant respond through the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you search for the best Houston security system for your house, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you create a perfect system for a voice-controlled smart home. Just contact (713) 335-3438 or fill out the form below to get started.