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May 05, 2021

Command Your Youngstown Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

Did you know you can access your Youngstown ADT security system with your voice-controlled smart speakers? Wouldn’t it be great if your Youngstown ADT security system was more intuitive? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Youngstown security system you can create an amazing upgrade.

Your smart speaker assistants like Alexa or Google can access your security and automation system to turn on your interior lighting, set your door locks, and send system alerts to your smartphone and ADT monitoring agents. Then as you’re ready for bed or to get out of the house, all you have to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and your system will spring into guard mode. That’s a nice convenience when you’re hurrying to get out of the house quickly and can’t get to the key pad.

Here’s how using your Youngstown security system with Alexa or Google works:

Enable The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To make your AI assistant understand the voice controls for your home security system, you’ll want to enable the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can ask your smart speaker to perform many of the things that you can do in your ADT Control app. With natural voice prompts, you can activate your system, adjust your smart lights and smart thermostat, or see if you left the garage door open.

You could use different skills to work with each separate alarm, sensor, and automation device, but that can seem like a mess. One of the benefits of linking your Youngstown security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that everything is conveniently found in one skill. Luckily, you can outfit your house with all sorts of security and automation components as a package when you buy your home security system.

What Vocal Controls Can You Say When You Connect Your Youngstown Security System To Alexa or Google Nest?

Your AI assistant can do more than just turning on the lights or arming your alarms. You can check the status of your smart devices or adjust any automation component to a preset setting. You can also command your smart speaker to schedule your alarms and cameras just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

Say these commands for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

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

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You might also set a routine in the Alexa or Google app that puts multiple components together. For example, say “Alexa, I’m leaving,” and trigger your smart door locks, arm your motion sensors, lower the smart thermostat, and extinguish your smart lights. Or set up a routine for “bedtime,” and let your thermostat, lights, and other devices automatically adjust. The devices you can pair together to make a personalized scene are almost limitless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

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

Does connecting your Youngstown security system to Alexa or Google Nest work best if you buy your components from the same place, or can you pick over time? While you can use different components -- many devices use z-wave wireless connections -- sometimes it’s more convenient to have all your devices configured at the same time.

When you have your devices installed at one time, you instantly create a powerful, united home security system from the outset. Then you can design away and create groups and routines, and know each command will work seamlessly from the outset. You could add different security alarms and cameras as you go, but then you might have to troubleshoot to get them to work in sync. Just make sure that any additional components are entered to your home security system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google with the ADT phrases.

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

As you’re looking for the best Youngstown security system for your home, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you create a perfect system for an AI assisted smart house. Just call (330) 355-9086 or fill out the form below to begin.