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May 05, 2021

Control Your Albany Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your AI assistants like Google or Alexa can access your wireless system to command your smart lights, activate your door locks, and push tripped alarm alerts to your mobile device and ADT monitoring agents. Then as you’re preparing for bed or to run some errands, all you need to say is “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras activate into ”Guard” mode. That’s a great convenience when you’re hurrying to get out of the house quickly and have your arms full.

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

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To turn on voice prompts on your security system, you’ll have to turn on the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can tell your AI assistant to perform almost all of the tasks that you can manage in your ADT Control app. With natural voice commands, you can arm or disarm your alarms and sensors, adjust your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or see if the garage door is opened.

Then again, you could use separate skills to manage each separate camera, alarm, and automation device, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the benefits of pairing your Albany security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that all your voice commands are conveniently found in one skill. Luckily, you can customize your house with alarms, cameras, and automation devices and link them with Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa on install.

What Voice Instructions Can You Issue When You Connect Your Albany Security System To Alexa or Google Nest?

Alexa and Google can do more things than just turning on the lights or setting your alarms. You can find out the status of your camera or change your thermostat to a preset setting. You might also command your AI assistant to schedule your alarms and cameras just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

Try out these commands for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

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

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You may also preset a routine in the Alexa or Google app that puts many devices together. For example, say “Google, I’m leaving,” and lock your smart locks, arm your motion sensors, lower the air, and flip off your smart lights. Or preset a routine for “bedtime,” and sit back as Google turns down the lights and turns up the temperature. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can link together for a preset scene are only limited by your imagination.

Multiple Mobile Devices

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

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

By having your devices activated at the initial install, you make a cohesive system from the outset. Then you can design away and make groups and routines, with everything working from the outset. You could get different smart components as you go, but then you may have to troubleshoot to get them to work in sync. Simply ensure that any added components are paired to your security system first, and then use voice commands using the ADT skill.

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

As you’re looking for the best Albany security system for your family, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you personalize your system for a voice-controlled smart home. Just phone (518) 303-3311 or fill out the form below to start.