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May 05, 2021

Using Your Greensboro Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

Did you know you can control your Greensboro home security system with intuitive voice commands? Wouldn’t it be amazing if your Greensboro home security system was more intuitive? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Greensboro home security system you can create an intuitive improvement.

Your AI assistants like Google or Alexa can access your security and automation system to turn on your smart lights, set your locks, and push tripped alarm notifications to your smartphone and ADT monitoring agents. Then as you’re heading for bed or to run some errands, all you need to say is “Goodbye,” and watch everything slip into protection mode. That’s a nice convenience when you’re trying to get out of the house quickly and can’t find the your Command pad.

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

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To get voice prompts turned on for your home security system, you’ll want to activate the ADT skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can ask your AI assistant to perform many of the things that you can do in your ADT Control app. With easy voice prompts, you can activate your alarms and sensors, raise or lower your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is up.

You could use different skills to control each separate security and automation item, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the advantages of pairing your Greensboro security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that all your voice commands are found in the same skill. Luckily, you can customize your house with alarms, cameras, and automation devices that will work together with one voice command.

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

Your AI assistant can do more things than just turning off the lights or setting your motion sensors. You can find out the status of your smart devices or calibrate your thermostat to a preset setting. You may also tell your AI assistant to schedule your devices just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

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

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

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

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You might also preset a routine in the Alexa or Google app that puts many components together. For example, say “Google, I’m going out,” and activate your smart door locks, turn on your alarms, turn down the thermostat, and extinguish your living room lights. Or set up a routine for “bedtime,” and use the prompt to turn down the lighting and adjust the thermostat to just the right level. The devices you can pair together in a personalized routine are seemingly endless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Buy All Your Smart Components From The Same Place Or Mix And Match?

Is connecting your Greensboro security system to Google Nest or Alexa easier if you order your alarms and cameras from the initial install, or can you build over time? While you can mix and match -- as long as your device uses z-wave technology -- sometimes it’s more convenient to have all your devices configured at the time of install.

When you get your devices installed at one time, you create one cohesive home security system from the start. Then you can pre-set away and create groups, routines, and custom commands, and know each command will perform as it should immediately. You could mix and match your smart alarms and cameras as you go, but then you will have to troubleshoot to get them to work together. However, make sure that any extra devices are paired to your home security system first, and then use voice commands with the ADT phrases.

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

As you search for the best Greensboro security system for your family, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you create your system for an AI assisted smart house. Just call (336) 306-5608 or fill out the form below to begin.