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May 05, 2021

Using Your New Orleans Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your AI assistants like Alexa or Google can be paired with your security and automation system to command your interior lighting, set your smart locks, and push system notifications to your smartphone and ADT monitoring team. Then when you’re heading for bed or to run some errands, all you have to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and your system will spring into ”Guard” mode. That’s a nice time saver when you’re rushing to lock up quickly and have your hands full.

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

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To make your AI assistant respond to the voice commands for your home security system, you’ll want to activate the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can ask your AI assistant to perform almost all of the things that you can do in your mobile ADT Control app. With natural voice commands, you can activate your alarms, raise or lower your smart lights and smart thermostat, or check if you left the garage door open.

Conversely, you can use different Alexa or Google skills to manage each camera, alarm, and automation item, but that can grow to overkill. One of the perks of pairing your New Orleans security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that every voice command for every component is easily found in the same place. Luckily, you can personalize your home with alarms, cameras, and automation devices and connect them with Alexa or Google Nest on install.

What Vocal Commands Can You Use When You Link Your New Orleans Security System To Google Nest or Alexa?

Google and Alexa can do more things than just flipping on your smart bulbs or arming your alarms. You can find out the status of your sensors or change your thermostat to a custom setting. You may also tell Alexa or Google to schedule your alarms and cameras 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 back door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You can also create a routine within the Google or Alexa app that links multiple devices together. For example, say “Google, I’m leaving,” and lock your smart door locks, flip on your alarms, lower the thermostat, and extinguish your living room lights. Or preset a routine for “tv time,” and let your all you devices automatically conform to their pre-programmed setting. The components you can link together in a custom routine are only limited by your imagination.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Get All Your Automated Devices From The Same Manufacturer Or Mix And Match?

Is linking your New Orleans security system to Alexa or Google Nest simpler if you order your components from one place, or can you pick over time? While you can get non-ADT components -- as long as your device uses z-wave technology -- many times it’s more convenient to get all your devices connected at the same time.

When you get your devices installed at one time, you instantly create one united system from the start. Then you can program away and make groups, routines, and custom commands, and not have to reconfigure later. You could mix and match your smart components as you go, but then you might have hope that they work in sync. Just make sure that any extra alarms, cameras, or smart items are paired to your security system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google through the ADT skill.

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

As you’re looking for the best New Orleans security system for your family, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you create the perfect system for a voice-controlled smart home. Just call (504) 291-4028 or send in the form below to get started.