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May 05, 2021

Command Your Charleston Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your smart speaker assistants like Google or Alexa can access your state-of-the-art system to turn on your smart lights, set your smart locks, and send tripped alarm notifications to your mobile device and ADT monitoring team. Then if you’re heading for bed or to run some errands, all you need to say is “Goodbye,” and watch everything slip into protection mode. That’s a nice advantage when you’re hurrying to leave quickly and don’t want to pull up the mobile app.

Here’s how to pair your Charleston security system with Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa:

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To enable voice prompts on your security and automation system, you’ll want to enable the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can instruct your devices to perform a majority of of the tasks that you can do in your mobile ADT Control app. With natural voice commands, you can disarm or arm your alarms, adjust your smart lights and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is up.

You could use different skills to control each alarm, sensor, and automation item, but that can grow to overkill. One of the perks of pairing your Charleston security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that everything is found in one skill. Luckily, you can personalize your house with all sorts of security and automation components as a package when you purchase your ADT security system.

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

Your AI assistant can do more things than just turning off your smart bulbs or disarming your alarms. You can find out the status of your camera or calibrate your thermostat to a predetermined level. You might also tell your smart speaker to plan a timetable for your devices just like you could in your mobile security app.

Say these prompts for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

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

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You may also preset a routine within the Google or Alexa app that links many devices together. For instance, say “Alexa, I’m going out,” and trigger your smart locks, arm your window and door sensors, lower the thermostat, and extinguish every light in the house. Or set up a routine for “movie night,” and use the prompt to turn down the lighting and adjust the A/C to a more comfortable level. The devices you can combine together to make a preset routine are only limited by your imagination.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Buy All Your Automated Components From One Manufacturer Or Or Build Over Time?

Does pairing your Charleston security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa work best if you get your components from the same place, or can you mix and match? While you can mix and match -- many devices use z-wave technology -- many times it’s simpler to have all your smart home devices configured at the initial install.

By having your devices installed at one time, you instantly create one unified home security system from the outset. Then you can design away and devise groups and routines, with every device working on day one. You could get different smart devices as you go, but then you will have a greater chance they won’t work in sync. Simply ensure that any added components are linked to your home security system first, and then have your AI assistant respond using the ADT phrases.

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

As you look for the best Charleston security system for your family, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you create the perfect system for a voice-activated smart home. Just contact (304) 220-0469 or complete the form below to begin.