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May 05, 2021

Using Your Fort Worth Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

Did you know you can command your Fort Worth ADT security system with your voice? Wouldn’t it be amazing if your Fort Worth ADT security system was voice activated? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Fort Worth security system you can create an amazing improvement.

Your AI assistants like Alexa or Google can link to your security and automation system to turn on your interior lighting, lock your locks, and send tripped alarm alerts to your phone and ADT monitoring team. Then if you’re preparing for bed or to get out of the house, all you have to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and watch everything activate into protection mode. That’s a nice advantage when you’re trying to get out of the house quickly and have your hands full.

Here’s how to link your Fort Worth security system with Google Nest or Alexa:

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To get voice prompts enabled on your home security system, you’ll have to turn on the ADT Control skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can tell your smart speaker to perform almost all of the commands that you can manage in your mobile ADT Control app. With natural voice controls, you can arm or disarm your alarms and sensors, adjust your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check to see if you left the garage door open.

Conversely, you can use separate Alexa or Google skills to control each security and automation component, but that can seem like a mess. One of the benefits of linking your Fort Worth security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that every voice command for every component is easily found in one skill. Luckily, you can customize your home with alarms, cameras, and automation devices and connect them with Google Nest or Alexa on install.

What Vocal Commands Can You Use When You Link Your Fort Worth Security System To Alexa or Google Nest?

Google and Alexa can do more things than just turning off your smart lights or disarming your alarm system. You might want to check the status of your camera or change a component to a predetermined scene. You might also command your AI assistant to schedule your components just like you could in the ADT app.

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

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You can also set a routine within the Alexa or Google app that puts many devices together. For instance, say “Google, I’m going out,” and trigger your smart door locks, flip on your motion sensors, turn down the air, and flip off your living room lights. Or set a routine for “movie night,” and sit back as Google lowers the lighting and resets the temperature. The components you can pair together to make a preset scene are almost limitless.

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Should You Get All Your Automated Items From One Manufacturer Or Mix And Match?

Is pairing your Fort Worth security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa easier if you get your alarms and cameras from the same place, or can you mix and match? While you can use different components -- most use z-wave tech -- you may find that it’s easier to have all your smart home devices configured at the initial install.

When you have your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices installed together, you create a powerful, united system from the beginning. Then you can pre-set away and make groups, routines, and custom commands, and not have to set up a skill differently later. You could get different security alarms and cameras as you go, but then you will have hope that they work in sync. Just make sure that any extra alarms, cameras, or smart items are linked to your security system first, and then use voice commands with the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you look for the best Fort Worth security system for your home, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you personalize a perfect system for an AI assisted smart house. Just contact (817) 415-2313 or send in the form below to start.