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May 05, 2021

Control Your Syracuse Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

Did you know you can command your Syracuse home security system with your voice? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your Syracuse security system was more intuitive? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Syracuse security system you can create an amazing boost.

Your voice activated assistants like Alexa or Google can be paired with your state-of-the-art system to control your lights, lock your smart locks, and push system alerts to your mobile device and ADT monitoring agents. Then as you’re heading for bed or to run some errands, all you have to do is say “Goodbye,” and your system will activate into protection mode. That’s a great convenience when you’re trying to lock up quickly and don’t want to fiddle with the phone app.

How can you use Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa with your Syracuse security system:

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To get voice commands enabled on your home security system, you’ll have to enable the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can ask your AI assistant to perform almost all of the commands that you can do in your mobile security app. With intuitive voice controls, you can activate your system, control your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or see if you left the garage door open.

Conversely, you can use different skills to control each separate security and automation item, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the advantages of pairing your Syracuse security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that all your voice commands are conveniently found in the same skill. Luckily, you can customize your home with all sorts of security and automation components that will work all together with intuitive voice commands.

What Voice Commands Can You Say When You Link Your Syracuse Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Your AI assistant can do more things than just turning on your smart bulbs or setting your alarm system. You might want to see the status of your sensors or change a component to a predetermined setting. You can also ask your AI assistant to plan a timetable for your components just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

Say these prompts for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

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

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You can also create a routine within the Google or Alexa app that puts many components together. For example, say “Google, I’m leaving,” and lock your smart locks, arm your motion sensors, turn down the air, and flip off every light in the house. Or preset a routine for “bedtime,” and use the prompt to turn down the lighting and put the thermostat to just the right level. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can link together in a personalized scene are almost limitless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Order All Your Automated Items From One Manufacturer Or Or Build Over Time?

Is linking your Syracuse security system to Alexa or Google Nest easier if you get your components from the initial install, or can you pick over time? While you can use different components -- most use z-wave technology -- you may find that it’s easier to get all your devices connected at the time of install.

When you get your security, safety, and automation devices activated at the initial install, you instantly create one unified system from the outset. Then you can pre-set away and create groups, routines, and custom commands, and know all your components will perform seamlessly from the outset. You could get different security alarms and cameras as you go, but then you might have a greater chance they won’t work together. Just make sure that any additional components are paired to your home security system first, and then use voice commands with the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you look for the best Syracuse security system for your home, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you create the perfect system for a voice-controlled smart house. Just contact (315) 366-4153 or complete the form below to begin.