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May 05, 2021

Using Your Spokane Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

Did you know you can access your Spokane security system with intuitive voice commands? Wouldn’t it be great if your Spokane ADT security system was more intuitive? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Spokane security system you can create an exciting improvement.

Your smart speaker assistants like Alexa or Google can link to your security and automation system to command your smart lights, set your door locks, and send system notifications to your phone and ADT monitoring team. Then as you’re ready for bed or to get out of the house, all you have to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras spring into protection mode. That’s a great time saver when you’re hurrying to lock up quickly and can’t pull up the phone app.

Here’s how to link your Spokane security system with Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa:

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To get voice prompts enabled on your security and automation system, you’ll want to turn on the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can instruct your AI assistant to perform a majority of of the commands that you can manage in your mobile ADT Control app. With intuitive voice prompts, you can arm or disarm your alarms and sensors, adjust your smart lights and smart thermostat, or check if the garage door is opened.

You could use different skills to control each security and automation component, but that can grow to overkill. One of the advantages of pairing your Spokane security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that all your voice commands are found in a singular skill. Luckily, you can outfit your home with all sorts of security and automation components and link them with Alexa or Google Nest on install.

What Voice Instructions Can You Use When You Pair Your Spokane Security System To Alexa or Google Nest?

Alexa and Google can do more things than just turning on your smart bulbs or disarming your motion sensors. You can also find out the status of your sensors or adjust any automation component to a preset level. You may also tell your AI assistant to plan a timetable for your devices just like you could in your mobile security app.

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

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom 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 the Alexa or Google app that combines different components together. For example, say “Alexa, I’m leaving the house,” and lock your smart door locks, turn on your window and door sensors, turn down the smart thermostat, and turn off every light in the house. Or set a routine for “bedtime,” and let your lights, thermostat, and other devices automatically adjust. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can link together in a custom scene are seemingly endless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Order All Your Automated Items From One Manufacturer Or Mix And Match?

Is pairing your Spokane security system to Alexa or Google Nest easier if you order your alarms and cameras from the same place, or can you pick over time? While you can mix and match -- many devices use z-wave technology -- sometimes it’s more convenient to get all your smart home devices connected at the same time.

By having your security, safety, and automation devices installed together, you make a powerful, cohesive home security system from the beginning. Then you can design away and create groups and routines, and know all your components will perform perfectly from the outset. You could get different security alarms and cameras as you go, but then you will have a greater chance they won’t work together. Just make sure that any additional devices are entered to your security system first, and then use voice commands with the ADT phrases.

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

As you’re looking for the best Spokane security system for your family, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you customize a perfect system for an AI assisted smart home. Just contact (509) 240-8651 or complete the form below to get started.