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May 05, 2021

Using Your Amarillo Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

Did you know you can control your Amarillo ADT security system with your voice? Wouldn’t it be amazing if your Amarillo home security system was voice activated? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Amarillo ADT security system you can create an exciting boost.

Your smart speaker assistants like Alexa or Google can link to your state-of-the-art system to turn on your smart lights, lock your locks, and send system notifications to your mobile device and ADT monitoring team. Then when you’re preparing for bed or to leave the house, all you need to do is say “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras spring into ”Guard” mode. That’s a great advantage when you’re rushing to leave quickly and have your hands full.

How can you pair Google Nest or Alexa with your Amarillo security system:

Enable The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To make your AI assistant understand the voice controls for your home security system, you’ll need to activate the ADT Control skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can tell your smart speaker to perform a majority of of the tasks that you can do in your mobile security app. With natural voice controls, you can disarm or arm your alarms, raise or lower your smart lights and smart thermostat, or check to see if you left the garage door open.

You could use other Alexa or Google skills to manage each alarm, sensor, and automation device, but that can grow to overkill. One of the benefits of linking your Amarillo security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that all your voice commands are conveniently found in one place. Luckily, you can customize your home with alarms, automation, and security cameras that will work off each other with intuitive voice commands.

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

Alexa and Google can do more than just turning off your smart bulbs or arming your motion sensors. You can see the status of your smart devices or adjust any automation component to a predetermined scene. You might also ask your smart speaker to plan a timetable for your devices just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

Here are just a few phrases for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You might also set a routine within the Alexa or Google app that puts multiple alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For instance, say “Alexa, I’m leaving,” and lock your smart door locks, turn on your motion sensors, lower the air, and flip off every light in the house. Or set up a routine for “movie night,” and use the phrase to lower the lighting and set the thermostat to a more comfortable level. The devices you can combine together for a preset scene are only limited by your imagination.

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Should You Get All Your Smart Components From One Place Or Mix And Match?

Is connecting your Amarillo security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa easier if you buy your devices from one place, or can you mix and match? While you can mix and match -- most use z-wave wireless connections -- you may find that it’s more convenient to have all your security components configured at the same time.

By having your security, safety, and automation devices installed together, you create a united system from the outset. Then you can program away and devise groups and routines, and not have to set up a skill differently later. You could add different security devices as you go, but then you will have a greater chance they won’t work in sync. Just make sure that any added alarms, cameras, or smart items are paired to your ADT system first, and then use voice commands through the ADT phrases.

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

As you search for the best Amarillo security system for your house, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you personalize the perfect system for an AI assisted smart house. Just phone (806) 302-1613 or send in the form below to start.