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May 05, 2021

Using Your Auburn Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

Did you know you can access your Auburn home security system with your voice-controlled smart speakers? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your Auburn ADT security system was even easier to control? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Auburn home security system you can create an amazing boost.

Your smart speaker assistants like Alexa or Google can access your state-of-the-art system to command your lights, activate your smart locks, and send system notifications to your smartphone and ADT monitoring team. Then if you’re ready for bed or to leave the house, all you need to do is say “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras slip into guard mode. That’s a nice time saver when you’re trying to get out of the house quickly and can’t make it to the your Command pad.

Here’s how using your Auburn security system with Google Nest or Alexa works:

Enable The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To get voice commands enabled on your security and automation system, you’ll have to activate the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can tell your devices to perform many of the tasks that you can manage in your ADT Control app. With intuitive voice commands, you can activate your system, adjust your smart lights and smart thermostat, or check if the garage door is up.

You could use separate skills to control each alarm, sensor, and automation device, but that can grow to overkill. One of the advantages of linking your Auburn security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that everything is easily found in a singular skill. Luckily, you can customize your home with alarms, automation, and security cameras as a package when you buy your ADT security system.

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

Alexa and Google can do more than just turning on the lights or setting your motion sensors. You can also check the status of your smart devices or adjust your thermostat to a custom setting. You might also command Alexa or Google to auto-adjust your components just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

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

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You might also preset a routine within the Google or Alexa app that combines different devices together. For instance, say “Hey, Google, I’m going out,” and trigger your smart locks, turn on your window and door sensors, turn down the thermostat, and turn off every light in the house. Or set up a routine for “tv time,” and watch as Google lowers the lighting and adjusts the air. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can link together to make a personalized scene are seemingly endless.

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Should You Get All Your Smart Items From One Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Does connecting your Auburn security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa work best if you order your alarms and cameras from the initial install, or can you build over time? While you can use different components -- most use z-wave technology -- you may find that it’s more convenient to have all your smart home devices connected at the initial install.

When you have your devices installed at one time, you create a powerful, cohesive security system from the outset. Then you can design away and devise groups, routines, and custom commands, with every device working at install. You could add different security alarms and cameras as you go, but then you might have a greater chance they won’t work together. However, make sure that any additional components are linked to your home security system first, and then have your AI assistant respond with the ADT skill.

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

As you’re looking for the best Auburn security system for your home, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you customize the perfect system for a voice-activated smart house. Just phone (334) 219-8276 or send in the form below to get started.