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May 05, 2021

Command Your San Antonio Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

Did you know you can access your San Antonio security system with intuitive voice commands? Wouldn’t it be amazing if your San Antonio home security system was voice activated? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your San Antonio security system you can create an intuitive upgrade.

Your voice activated assistants like Google or Alexa can link to your state-of-the-art system to turn on your smart lights, activate your locks, and push system notifications to your phone and ADT monitoring agents. Then as you’re preparing for bed or to get out of the house, all you need to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras spring into protection mode. That’s a nice convenience when you’re rushing to leave quickly and can’t find the your Command pad.

Here’s how to use your San Antonio security system with Google Nest or Alexa:

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To get voice control working with your security system, you’ll need to turn on the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can ask your AI assistant to perform almost all of the tasks that you can do in your mobile ADT Control app. With natural voice prompts, you can disarm or arm your alarms, adjust your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or see if the garage door is up.

Conversely, you can use separate Alexa or Google skills to work with each alarm, sensor, and automation component, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the advantages of pairing your San Antonio security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that all your voice commands are conveniently found in one place. Luckily, you can customize your home with all sorts of security and automation components that will work off each other with one voice command.

What Voice Controls Can You Say When You Connect Your San Antonio Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Google and Alexa can do more things than just turning on the lights or setting your motion sensors. You can also find out the status of your camera or change any automation component to a predetermined scene. You may also ask your AI assistant to auto-adjust your devices just like you could in the ADT app.

Say these phrases for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

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

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You may also set a routine within the Google or Alexa app that combines multiple components together. For example, say “Alexa, I’m leaving,” and trigger your smart locks, turn on your window and door sensors, turn down the thermostat, and extinguish your smart lights. Or set 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 scene are almost limitless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Buy All Your Automated Devices From A Single Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Does connecting your San Antonio security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa work best if you order your devices 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 tech -- you may find that it’s more convenient to have all your smart home devices configured at the time of install.

When you have your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices activated at the initial install, you instantly create one cohesive security system from the start. Then you can program away and devise groups and routines, with everything working on day one. You could mix and match your smart components as you go, but then you may have hope that they work together. Simply ensure that any extra components are linked to your 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 look for the best San Antonio security system for your home, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you personalize a perfect system for an AI assisted smart home. Just contact (210) 794-6382 or send in the form below to begin.