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May 05, 2021

Command Your Utica Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

Did you know you can command your Utica home security system with your voice-controlled smart speakers? Wouldn’t it be amazing if your Utica security system was more intuitive? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Utica home 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 control your smart lights, lock your door locks, and push tripped alarm alerts to your smartphone and ADT monitoring agents. Then if you’re heading for bed or to get out of the house, all you have to say is “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras spring into protection mode. That’s a great convenience when you’re trying to lock up quickly and can’t mess with the phone app.

Here’s how to link your Utica security system with Alexa or Google Nest:

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To enable voice prompts on your security and automation system, you’ll want to turn on the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can tell your devices to perform a majority of of the tasks that you can do in your mobile security app. With natural voice prompts, you can activate your alarms, adjust your smart lights and smart thermostat, or see if you left the garage door open.

Conversely, you can use different Google or Alexa skills to control each separate camera, alarm, and automation component, but that can grow to overkill. One of the benefits of pairing your Utica security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that every voice command for every component is found in one skill. Luckily, you can customize your home with all sorts of security and automation components at the same time when you buy your ADT security system.

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

Google and Alexa can do more things than just turning off your smart lights or setting your alarms. You can check the status of your sensors or adjust a component to a custom level. You may also ask your smart speaker to schedule your devices just like you could in the ADT app.

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

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

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

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You might also create a routine within Google or Alexa that links different components together. For example, say “Google, I’m going out,” and lock your smart door locks, arm your motion sensors, lower the smart thermostat, and turn off your smart lights. Or set a routine for “movie night,” and use the phrase to lower the smart bulbs and adjust the temperature to just the right level. The components you can pair together for a preset scene are only limited by your imagination.

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Should You Buy All Your Automated Items From A Single Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Is connecting your Utica security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa easier if you get your components from one place, or can you build over time? While you can use different components -- many devices use z-wave tech -- sometimes it’s more convenient to get all your security components linked at the time of install.

When you have your security, safety, and automation devices activated at the initial install, you instantly create one unified home security system from the outset. Then you can program away and devise groups, routines, and custom commands, with all your devices working from the outset. You could add different smart devices as you go, but then you might have hope that they work together. Just make sure that any added alarms, cameras, or smart items are entered to your home security system first, and then use voice commands with the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you’re looking for the best Utica security system for your family, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you create a perfect system for an AI assisted smart house. Just contact (315) 367-2727 or fill out the form below to get started.