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May 05, 2021

Using Your Virginia Beach Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

Did you know you can command your Virginia Beach ADT security system with intuitive voice commands? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your Virginia Beach ADT security system was more intuitive? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Virginia Beach ADT security system you can create an intuitive upgrade.

Your voice activated assistants like Alexa or Google can be paired with your security and automation system to command your lights, lock your door locks, and push system notifications to your phone and ADT monitoring experts. Then if you’re heading for bed or to leave the house, all you need to say is “Goodbye,” and watch everything slip into ”Guard” mode. That’s a great convenience when you’re rushing to leave quickly and can’t make it to the control pad.

Here’s how to pair your Virginia Beach security system with Google Nest or Alexa:

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To make your AI assistant respond to the voice commands for your security system, you’ll want to activate the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can tell your smart speaker to perform almost all of the things that you can do in your mobile ADT Control app. With easy voice prompts, you can disarm or arm your system, adjust your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or see if the garage door is up.

Conversely, you can use other Google or Alexa skills to control each alarm, sensor, and automation component, but that can seem like a mess. One of the advantages of pairing your Virginia Beach security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that all your voice commands are easily found in a singular skill. Luckily, you can customize your home with all sorts of security and automation components and pair them with Alexa or Google Nest on install.

What Voice Instructions Can You Use When You Link Your Virginia Beach Security System To Alexa or Google Nest?

Google and Alexa can do more than just turning off your smart lights or setting your alarms. You can also check the status of your sensors or change any automation component to a custom setting. You can also command Alexa or Google to schedule your devices just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

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

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

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

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You can also preset a routine within Alexa or Google that combines many alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For example, say “Alexa, I’m going out,” and activate your smart door locks, flip on your motion sensors, lower the thermostat, and turn off your living room lights. Or preset a routine for “movie night,” and let your lights, thermostat, and other devices automatically adjust. The components you can pair together to make a preset routine are only limited by your imagination.

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Should You Get All Your Automated Components From One Manufacturer Or Or Build Over Time?

Is linking your Virginia Beach security system to Alexa or Google Nest simpler if you get your alarms and cameras from the initial install, or can you pick over time? While you can mix and match -- most use z-wave wireless connections -- you may find that it’s simpler to have all your devices connected at the time of install.

By having your security, safety, and automation devices installed together, you instantly create a cohesive security system from the start. Then you can design away and devise groups, routines, and custom commands, and not have to reprogram later. You could add different smart alarms and cameras as you go, but then you might have to troubleshoot to get them to work together. However, make sure that any additional components are linked to your security system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google through the ADT phrases.

The Best Security System For Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa Comes From Secure24 Alarm Systems

As you look for the best Virginia Beach security system for your home, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you customize your system for an AI assisted smart house. Just contact (757) 241-4673 or send in the form below to get started.