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May 05, 2021

Control Your Seattle Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your voice activated assistants like Alexa or Google can be paired with your state-of-the-art system to command your lights, activate your smart locks, and push tripped alarm notifications to your mobile device and ADT monitoring team. Then as you’re ready for bed or to get out of the house, all you need to say is “Goodbye,” and your system will slip into guard mode. That’s a great advantage when you’re rushing to leave quickly and can’t find the control pad.

Here’s how to use your Seattle security system with Google Nest or Alexa:

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To make your AI assistant respond to the voice controls for your security system, you’ll have to turn on the ADT skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can instruct your smart speaker to perform a majority of of the commands that you can manage in your mobile ADT Control app. With easy voice commands, you can disarm or arm your alarms, control your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or check if the garage door is up.

Then again, you could use different Google or Alexa skills to manage each alarm, sensor, and automation component, but that can grow to overkill. One of the benefits of linking your Seattle security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that all your voice commands are found in the same skill. Luckily, you can outfit your home with alarms, cameras, and automation devices and connect them with Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa on install.

What Voice Commands Can You Issue When You Connect Your Seattle Security System To Google Nest or Alexa?

Google and Alexa can do more than just flipping on your smart lights or setting your motion sensors. You can also find out the status of your camera or change any automation component to a predetermined setting. You may also tell your AI assistant to plan a timetable for your alarms and cameras just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

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

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You can also preset a routine within Google or Alexa that links many components together. For instance, say “Hey, Google, I’m leaving,” and activate your smart door locks, flip on your alarms, turn down the air, and extinguish every light in the house. Or set up a routine for “movie night,” and use the command to lower the lighting and adjust the A/C to the perfect level. The devices you can combine together in a preset routine are almost limitless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

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

Is pairing your Seattle security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa easier if you order your devices from one place, or can you pick over time? While you can mix and match -- most use z-wave technology -- you may find that it’s easier to have all your security components linked at the same time.

When you have your security, safety, and automation devices installed at one time, you create a powerful, cohesive security system from the beginning. Then you can design away and create routines and groups, and not have to reconfigure later. You could mix and match your smart components as you go, but then you may have a greater chance they won’t work together. However, make sure that any added components are entered to your security system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google with the ADT phrases.

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

As you look for the best Seattle security system for your family, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you create your system for a voice-controlled smart house. Just phone (206) 451-1051 or fill out the form below to start.