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May 05, 2021

Using Your Saginaw Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

Did you know you can command your Saginaw home security system with your voice-controlled smart speakers? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your Saginaw ADT security system was even easier to control? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Saginaw security system you can create an exciting upgrade.

Your AI assistants like Google or Alexa can be paired with your state-of-the-art system to command your lights, activate your smart locks, and push system alerts to your phone and ADT monitoring agents. Then as you’re ready 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 hurrying to lock up quickly and can’t get to the key pad.

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

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To make your AI assistant listen for the voice controls for 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 instruct your devices to perform many of the commands that you can manage in your mobile security app. With intuitive voice prompts, you can disarm or arm your system, raise or lower your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is up.

You could use different Google or Alexa skills to control each camera, alarm, and automation component, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the perks of pairing your Saginaw security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that every voice command for every component is found in the same skill. Luckily, you can personalize your home with alarms, cameras, and automation devices that will work together with voice commands.

What Voice Controls Can You Use When You Link Your Saginaw Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Google and Alexa can do more things than just flipping on your smart lights or setting your motion sensors. You can check the status of your smart devices or calibrate any automation component to a custom setting. You might also command your AI assistant to schedule your alarms and cameras just like you could in the ADT app.

Try out these prompts for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

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

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You may also preset a routine in Google or Alexa that combines multiple components together. For example, say “Google, I’m leaving,” and lock your smart locks, turn on your window and door sensors, turn down the smart thermostat, and extinguish your smart lights. Or preset a routine for “movie night,” and relax as Alexa lowers the lighting and turns up the air. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can combine together to make a custom routine are seemingly endless.

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Should You Get All Your Automated Items From The Same Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Is connecting your Saginaw security system to Alexa or Google Nest simpler if you get your components from the same place, or can you build over time? While you can mix and match -- as long as your device uses z-wave wireless connections -- sometimes it’s more convenient to get all your security components connected at the initial install.

By having your devices installed together, you make a powerful, unified security system from the outset. Then you can design away and devise groups and routines, and not have to set up a skill differently later. You could get different security alarms and cameras as you go, but then you may have to troubleshoot to get them to work in sync. Simply ensure that any added devices are entered to your security system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google through the ADT skill.

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

As you look for the best Saginaw security system for your home, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you create the perfect system for an AI assisted smart house. Just call (989) 214-1746 or send in the form below to get started.