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May 05, 2021

Control Your Sacramento Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your voice activated assistants like Alexa or Google can access your wireless system to control your interior lighting, activate your locks, and push tripped alarm notifications to your mobile device and ADT monitoring team. Then when you’re preparing for bed or to run some errands, all you need to do is say “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras spring into protection mode. That’s a great advantage when you’re rushing to get out of the house quickly and have your arms full.

How can you pair Google Nest or Alexa with your Sacramento security system:

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To make your AI assistant respond to the voice controls for your home security system, you’ll want to turn on the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can tell your AI assistant to perform many of the things that you can do in your ADT Control app. With intuitive voice controls, you can arm or disarm your alarms and sensors, control your smart lights and smart thermostat, or see if the garage door is opened.

Then again, you could use other Alexa or Google skills to work with each separate alarm, sensor, and automation device, but that can seem like a mess. One of the advantages of pairing your Sacramento security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that every voice command for every component is conveniently found in one skill. Luckily, you can customize your home with alarms, cameras, and automation devices that will work all together with intuitive voice commands.

What Voice Controls Can You Use When You Link Your Sacramento Security System To Alexa or Google Nest?

Alexa and Google can do more things than just turning on your smart lights or disarming your alarms. You might want to check the status of your sensors or adjust any automation component to a custom level. You might also command Alexa or Google to schedule your alarms and cameras just like you could in the ADT app.

Say these phrases for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

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

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You may also create a routine in the Alexa or Google app that links different alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For example, say “Google, I’m leaving the house,” and trigger your smart door locks, arm your motion sensors, turn down the air, and flip off your living room lights. Or set a routine for “movie night,” and watch as Google turns down the smart bulbs and resets the air. The devices you can link together for a preset scene are almost limitless.

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Should You Get All Your Automated Components From One Manufacturer Or Mix And Match?

Is pairing your Sacramento security system to Alexa or Google Nest easier if you get your components from the same place, or can you build over time? While you can use different components -- many devices use z-wave technology -- sometimes it’s simpler to get all your security components linked at the initial install.

When you get your devices installed at one time, you instantly create a powerful, unified security system from the beginning. Then you can pre-set away and make routines and groups, and not have to reprogram later. You could get different smart devices as you go, but then you will have a greater chance they won’t work together. However, make sure that any additional components are paired to your home security system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google through the ADT skill.

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

As you’re looking for the best Sacramento security system for your house, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you personalize your system for a voice-activated smart home. Just phone (916) 407-0556 or complete the form below to begin.