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May 05, 2021

Command Your Arlington Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

Did you know you can control your Arlington home security system with intuitive voice commands? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your Arlington ADT security system was voice activated? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Arlington home security system you can create an intuitive improvement.

Your voice activated assistants like Alexa or Google can access your state-of-the-art system to command your interior lighting, activate your smart locks, and send tripped alarm notifications to your mobile device and ADT monitoring agents. Then if you’re heading for bed or to leave the house, all you have to say is “Goodbye,” and your system will activate into guard mode. That’s a nice convenience when you’re trying to get out of the house quickly and have your arms full.

How can you link Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa with your Arlington security system:

Enable The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To get voice prompts enabled on your security system, you’ll need to enable the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can instruct your smart speaker to perform many of the things that you can do in your mobile security app. With natural voice prompts, you can activate your alarms, raise or lower your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check to see if you left the garage door open.

Conversely, you can use separate Google or Alexa skills to control each separate alarm, sensor, and automation item, but that can grow to overkill. One of the perks of linking your Arlington security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that every voice command for every component is found in one skill. Luckily, you can customize your home with all sorts of security and automation components as a package when you buy your security system.

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

Your AI assistant can do more than just flipping on your smart lights or disarming your alarm system. You can also see the status of your sensors or calibrate any automation component to a preset level. You can also tell your AI assistant to auto-adjust your alarms and cameras just like you could in your mobile security app.

Here are just a few phrases for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

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

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You may also set a routine in Google or Alexa that puts many components together. For example, say “Alexa, I’m leaving,” and activate your smart locks, turn on your window and door sensors, lower the thermostat, and turn off every light in the house. Or preset a routine for “tv time,” and let your all you devices automatically adjust. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can pair together for 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?

Does linking your Arlington security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa work best if you buy your components from the initial install, or can you build over time? While you can mix and match -- most use z-wave technology -- sometimes it’s more convenient to get all your security components connected at the same time.

When you get your devices installed at one time, you instantly create a powerful, cohesive home security system from the outset. Then you can design away and create groups, routines, and custom commands, and not have to set up a skill differently later. You could mix and match your smart components as you go, but then you may have hope that they work together. Just make sure that any added alarms, cameras, or smart items are paired to your home security system first, and then have your AI assistant respond through the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you search for the best Arlington security system for your family, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you personalize your system for an AI assisted smart home. Just phone (703) 546-7973 or send in the form below to begin.