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May 05, 2021

Command Your Philadelphia Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your smart speaker assistants like Google or Alexa can link to your state-of-the-art system to control your smart lights, activate your door locks, and push tripped alarm alerts to your mobile device and ADT monitoring experts. Then as you’re heading for bed or to get out of the house, all you need to say is “Goodbye,” and watch everything activate into guard mode. That’s a great advantage when you’re trying to leave quickly and can’t get to the key pad.

How can you link Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa with your Philadelphia security system:

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To enable voice control on your security and automation system, you’ll want to enable the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can instruct your smart speaker to perform a majority of of the things that you can manage in your ADT Control app. With intuitive voice prompts, you can arm or disarm your alarms and sensors, control your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is up.

Conversely, you can use other skills to control each security and automation device, but that can seem like a mess. One of the perks of linking your Philadelphia security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that every voice command for every component is found in a singular skill. Luckily, you can outfit your home with all sorts of security and automation components at the same time when you buy your home security system.

What Voice Instructions Can You Issue When You Link Your Philadelphia Security System To Alexa or Google Nest?

Alexa and Google can do more things than just turning off the lights or arming your alarms. You can see the status of your camera or change a component to a preset scene. You might also tell your smart speaker to auto-adjust your components just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

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

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

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

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You can also set a routine within the Google or Alexa app that combines multiple components together. For example, say “Alexa, I’m leaving,” and lock your smart locks, arm your window and door sensors, turn down the thermostat, and extinguish every light in the house. Or preset a routine for “movie night,” and use the prompt to lower the lighting and put the A/C to just the right level. The components you can pair together to make a personalized scene are only limited by your imagination.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Buy All Your Smart Items From The Same Manufacturer Or Mix And Match?

Is linking your Philadelphia security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa easier if you get your components from one place, or can you pick over time? While you can use different components -- most use z-wave wireless connections -- you may find that it’s easier to have all your smart home devices linked at the time of install.

When you have your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices installed together, you make a powerful, unified system from the start. Then you can design away and make groups, routines, and custom commands, and not have to set up a skill differently later. You could get different smart devices as you go, but then you will have hope that they work in sync. However, make sure that any added devices are paired to your security system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google through the ADT skill.

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

As you look for the best Philadelphia security system for your house, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you create your system for an AI assisted smart house. Just contact (215) 798-2927 or complete the form below to begin.