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May 05, 2021

Command Your Decatur Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your voice activated assistants like Google or Alexa can link to your security and automation system to command your smart lights, lock your locks, and send system notifications to your mobile device and ADT monitoring agents. Then when you’re ready for bed or to get out of the house, all you need to say is “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras spring into ”Guard” mode. That’s a nice convenience when you’re rushing to get out of the house quickly and have your arms full.

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

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To switch on voice control on your security system, you’ll want to activate the ADT Control skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can ask your devices to perform many of the tasks that you can do in your ADT Control app. With natural voice prompts, you can arm or disarm your alarms and sensors, raise or lower your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check if the garage door is up.

Conversely, you can use different skills to manage each separate security and automation item, but that can seem like a mess. One of the advantages of pairing your Decatur security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that everything is easily found in the same place. Luckily, you can outfit your home with alarms, cameras, and automation devices as a package when you purchase your security system.

What Vocal Commands Can You Issue When You Link Your Decatur Security System To Alexa or Google Nest?

Alexa and Google can do more things than just flipping on your smart lights or disarming your alarm system. You can see the status of your sensors or change any automation component to a preset scene. You can also command your AI assistant to auto-adjust your components just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

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

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

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

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You might also preset a routine in Alexa or Google that puts different alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For example, say “Google, I’m leaving the house,” and activate your smart door locks, arm your window and door sensors, turn down the smart thermostat, and extinguish every light in the house. Or set up a routine for “movie night,” and use the prompt to dim the lights and put the thermostat to just the right level. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can link together in a personalized scene are seemingly endless.

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Should You Buy All Your Smart Components From One Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Is linking your Decatur security system to Alexa or Google Nest easier if you order your devices from one place, or can you build over time? While you can use different components -- many devices use z-wave technology -- sometimes it’s simpler to have all your security components connected at the initial install.

By having your security, safety, and automation devices activated at the initial install, you create a united system from the beginning. Then you can pre-set away and create groups and routines, and not have to reconfigure later. You could mix and match your security alarms and cameras as you go, but then you will have to troubleshoot to get them to work in sync. Simply ensure that any added alarms, cameras, or smart items are linked to your home security system first, and then have your AI assistant respond with the ADT phrases.

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

As you search for the best Decatur security system for your house, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you create the perfect system for a voice-controlled smart home. Just phone (256) 246-8823 or send in the form below to get started.