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May 05, 2021

Using Your Sandy Springs Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your smart speaker assistants like Google or Alexa can be paired with your state-of-the-art system to turn on your smart lights, lock your locks, and push tripped alarm alerts to your mobile device and ADT monitoring experts. Then when you’re preparing for bed or to get out of the house, all you need to do is say “Goodbye,” and your system will activate into ”Guard” mode. That’s a nice convenience when you’re trying to leave quickly and can’t get to the control pad.

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

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To get voice prompts working with your security and automation system, you’ll need to activate the ADT Control skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can tell your smart speaker to perform many of the commands that you can manage in your mobile ADT Control app. With intuitive voice commands, you can disarm or arm your alarms and sensors, adjust your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check to see if you left the garage door open.

Then again, you could use other Alexa or Google skills to control each security and automation component, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the perks of pairing your Sandy Springs security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that everything is conveniently found in one skill. Luckily, you can personalize your house with alarms, cameras, and automation devices all together when you purchase your home security system.

What Voice Commands Can You Say When You Link Your Sandy Springs Security System To Google Nest or Alexa?

Alexa and Google can do more than just turning on your smart bulbs or setting your alarms. You might want to find out the status of your sensors or adjust a component to a preset setting. You can also tell your smart speaker to plan a timetable for your devices just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

Try out these prompts for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

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

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You might also create a routine in Alexa or Google that combines multiple alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For instance, say “Hey, Google, I’m leaving,” and trigger your smart locks, flip on your motion sensors, lower the air, and flip off every light in the house. Or set a routine for “bedtime,” and watch as Google turns down the lights and turns up the air. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can pair together in a preset scene are almost limitless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Buy All Your Automated Components From The Same Manufacturer Or Or Build Over Time?

Is pairing your Sandy Springs security system to Google Nest or Alexa easier if you order your components from the same 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 simpler to get all your security components configured at the time of install.

When you have your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices installed at one time, you create a united home security system from the beginning. Then you can pre-set away and devise groups and routines, with every device working at install. You could add different security alarms and cameras as you go, but then you might have hope that they work in sync. However, make sure that any added devices are paired to your home security system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google through the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you’re looking for the best Sandy Springs security system for your home, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you create your system for a voice-activated smart home. Just contact (770) 628-5897 or complete the form below to get started.