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May 05, 2021

Using Your Akron Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

Did you know you can command your Akron home security system with intuitive voice commands? Wouldn’t it be great if your Akron security system was even easier to control? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Akron ADT security system you can create an intuitive boost.

Your smart speaker assistants like Alexa or Google can be paired with your state-of-the-art system to turn on your lights, set your door locks, and push system notifications to your phone and ADT monitoring agents. Then as you’re heading for bed or to leave the house, all you need to say is “Goodbye,” and watch everything activate into guard mode. That’s a nice time saver when you’re rushing to get out of the house quickly and have your hands full.

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

Enable The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To switch on voice commands on your security and automation system, you’ll want to activate the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can instruct your smart speaker to perform a majority of of the tasks that you can do in your mobile ADT Control app. With easy voice commands, you can activate your system, raise or lower your smart lights and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is up.

Then again, you could use different Google or Alexa skills to work with each security and automation item, but that can grow to overkill. One of the benefits of pairing your Akron security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that every voice command for every component is conveniently found in one skill. Luckily, you can outfit your home with all sorts of security and automation components and pair them with Alexa or Google Nest on install.

What Voice Controls Can You Issue When You Pair Your Akron Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Your AI assistant can do more things than just flipping on your smart lights or arming your alarm system. You can also see the status of your camera or adjust a component to a predetermined level. You can also ask Alexa or Google to auto-adjust your devices just like you could in the ADT app.

Try out these phrases for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You can also preset a routine within Google or Alexa that combines many alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For example, say “Hey, Google, I’m leaving,” and trigger your smart locks, flip on your window and door sensors, turn down the smart thermostat, and flip off your living room lights. Or set a routine for “bedtime,” and watch as Alexa dims the lighting and adjusts the air. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can link together to make a custom routine are only limited by your imagination.

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Should You Get All Your Smart Devices From One Manufacturer Or Or Build Over Time?

Is pairing your Akron security system to Alexa or Google Nest simpler if you buy your alarms and cameras from one place, or can you mix and match? While you can get non-ADT components -- most use z-wave tech -- you may find that it’s more convenient to get all your security components connected at the same time.

When you have your devices installed together, you instantly create one unified system from the start. Then you can design away and create groups, routines, and custom commands, with everything working from the outset. You could get different smart components as you go, but then you might have a greater chance they won’t work in sync. Just make sure that any extra devices are linked to your ADT system first, and then use voice commands through the ADT skill.

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

As you search for the best Akron security system for your family, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you personalize the perfect system for an AI assisted smart home. Just call (330) 355-9089 or complete the form below to get started.