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May 05, 2021

Using Your South Bend Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your AI assistants like Alexa or Google can link to your wireless system to control your interior lighting, set your smart locks, and push tripped alarm alerts to your phone and ADT monitoring agents. Then if you’re preparing for bed or to run some errands, all you need to say is “Goodbye,” and your system will spring into protection mode. That’s a great convenience when you’re trying to leave quickly and have your arms full.

Here’s how to use your South Bend security system with Google Nest or Alexa:

Enable The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To get voice commands turned on for your home security system, you’ll need to activate the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can ask your AI assistant to perform many of the things that you can do in your mobile ADT Control app. With intuitive voice controls, you can activate your system, adjust your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or see if the garage door is opened.

Then again, you could use different skills to manage each separate alarm, sensor, and automation component, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the perks of linking your South Bend security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that all your voice commands are conveniently found in a singular skill. Luckily, you can personalize your home with alarms, automation, and security cameras and pair them with Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa on install.

What Voice Instructions Can You Say When You Link Your South Bend Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Alexa and Google can do more than just flipping on the lights or disarming your alarm system. You can also find out the status of your smart devices or adjust your thermostat to a custom scene. You can also tell Alexa or Google to auto-adjust your components just like you could in the ADT app.

Try out these prompts for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You can also set a routine in the Google or Alexa app that combines many alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For example, say “Google, I’m leaving the house,” and trigger your smart door locks, arm your alarms, lower the thermostat, and turn off your living room lights. Or preset a routine for “movie night,” and use the command to turn down the lighting and adjust the A/C to the perfect level. The components you can link together to make a custom routine are seemingly endless.

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

Is pairing your South Bend security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa easier if you buy your alarms and cameras from one place, or can you pick over time? While you can use different components -- as long as your device uses z-wave wireless connections -- many times it’s more convenient to get all your security components linked at the time of install.

When you get your security, safety, and automation devices installed together, you make a powerful, cohesive home security system from the start. Then you can program away and create groups and routines, with everything working at install. You could get different smart devices as you go, but then you may have hope that they work in sync. Simply ensure that any added alarms, cameras, or smart items are paired to your ADT system first, and then use voice commands through the ADT skill.

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

As you look for the best South Bend security system for your home, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you create the perfect system for an AI assisted smart house. Just phone (574) 241-6763 or fill out the form below to start.