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May 05, 2021

Command Your Cincinnati Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your voice activated assistants like Alexa or Google can link to your wireless system to control your smart lights, activate your door locks, and push tripped alarm alerts to your phone and ADT monitoring experts. Then as you’re preparing for bed or to leave the house, all you need to do is say “Goodbye,” and watch everything slip into ”Guard” mode. That’s a nice time saver when you’re hurrying to leave quickly and can’t fiddle with the mobile app.

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

Enable The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To enable voice prompts on your security system, you’ll have to enable the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can ask your AI assistant to perform many of the things that you can do in your mobile ADT Control app. With natural voice controls, you can arm or disarm your alarms and sensors, adjust your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check to see if you left the garage door open.

Then again, you could use different Google or Alexa skills to control each separate camera, alarm, and automation item, but that can seem like a mess. One of the perks of pairing your Cincinnati security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that everything is easily found in the same skill. Luckily, you can customize your home with alarms, automation, and security cameras and pair them with Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa on install.

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

Alexa and Google can do more than just turning off your smart lights or arming your alarm system. You can check the status of your sensors or calibrate a component to a custom setting. You might also tell Alexa or Google to schedule your alarms and cameras just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

Say these prompts for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

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

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You might also set a routine in Alexa or Google that combines different devices together. For example, say “Alexa, I’m leaving the house,” and activate your smart door locks, turn on your alarms, lower the smart thermostat, and extinguish your smart lights. Or preset a routine for “movie night,” and relax as Google turns down the lighting and resets the temperature. The devices you can combine together in a personalized scene are seemingly endless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Buy All Your Smart Devices From One Place Or Mix And Match?

Is pairing your Cincinnati security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa simpler if you get your components from one place, or can you mix and match? While you can use different components -- most use z-wave technology -- sometimes it’s more convenient to get all your smart home devices connected at the same time.

By having your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices installed at one time, you instantly create a powerful, cohesive security system from the outset. Then you can program away and make groups and routines, with all your devices working on day one. You could get different smart devices as you go, but then you may have a greater chance they won’t work together. Simply ensure that any added alarms, cameras, or smart items are linked to your home security system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google with the ADT phrases.

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

As you’re looking for the best Cincinnati security system for your family, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you create your system for a voice-controlled smart home. Just phone (513) 230-7397 or send in the form below to get started.