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May 05, 2021

Command Your Salt Lake City Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your AI assistants like Google or Alexa can link to your security and automation system to command your interior lighting, activate your smart locks, and send system alerts to your phone and ADT monitoring team. Then if you’re heading for bed or to run some errands, all you have to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras spring into protection mode. That’s a nice convenience when you’re rushing to lock up quickly and have your hands full.

Here’s how to use your Salt Lake City security system with Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa:

Enable The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To get voice commands working with your home security system, you’ll have to enable the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can ask your devices to perform a majority of of the tasks that you can do in your mobile security app. With easy voice commands, you can arm or disarm your system, raise or lower your smart lights and smart thermostat, or check to see if you left the garage door open.

Then again, you could use separate Google or Alexa skills to control each alarm, sensor, and automation device, but that can grow to overkill. One of the advantages of pairing your Salt Lake City security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that every voice command for every component is easily found in a singular skill. Luckily, you can customize your home with alarms, cameras, and automation devices at the same time when you buy your ADT security system.

What Voice Controls Can You Issue When You Link Your Salt Lake City Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Alexa and Google 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 smart devices or calibrate any automation component to a predetermined setting. You can also command your smart speaker to plan a timetable for your alarms and cameras just like you could in the ADT app.

Try out these prompts for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You can also set a routine in the Google or Alexa app that puts multiple alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For instance, say “Google, I’m leaving the house,” and trigger your smart locks, arm your window and door sensors, lower the smart thermostat, and flip off every light in the house. Or set a routine for “tv time,” and let your all you devices automatically conform to their pre-programmed setting. The components you can link together in a personalized scene are only limited by your imagination.

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Should You Buy All Your Automated Items From The Same Manufacturer Or Mix And Match?

Does linking your Salt Lake City security system to Google Nest or Alexa work best if you get your components from the initial install, or can you mix and match? While you can use different components -- most use z-wave wireless connections -- many times it’s more convenient to get all your smart home devices linked at the initial install.

When you get your devices activated at the initial install, you create one cohesive system from the beginning. Then you can pre-set away and create routines and groups, with everything working at install. You could get different smart alarms and cameras as you go, but then you may have to troubleshoot to get them to work together. However, make sure that any additional alarms, cameras, or smart items are entered to your home security system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google using the ADT phrases.

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

As you’re looking for the best Salt Lake City security system for your home, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you personalize the perfect system for a voice-controlled smart house. Just phone (801) 895-2509 or fill out the form below to get started.