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May 05, 2021

Control Your State College Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

Did you know you can command your State College ADT security system with your voice? Wouldn’t it be amazing if your State College ADT security system was even easier to control? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your State College home security system you can create an exciting boost.

Your voice activated assistants like Alexa or Google can access your security and automation system to control your smart lights, activate your locks, and push tripped alarm alerts to your mobile device and ADT monitoring team. Then as you’re preparing for bed or to get out of the house, all you have to say is “Goodbye,” and your system will spring into ”Guard” mode. That’s a nice time saver when you’re rushing to lock up quickly and have your arms full.

How can you link Google Nest or Alexa with your State College security system:

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 turn on the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can tell your AI assistant to perform almost all of the things that you can manage in your mobile security app. With natural voice commands, you can arm or disarm your system, raise or lower your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is up.

Conversely, you can use other skills to manage each alarm, sensor, and automation component, but that can grow to overkill. One of the benefits of linking your State College security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that every voice command for every component is conveniently found in a singular place. Luckily, you can personalize your home with alarms, cameras, and automation devices and connect them with Google Nest or Alexa on install.

What Voice Controls Can You Issue When You Pair Your State College Security System To Google Nest or Alexa?

Google and Alexa can do more things than just turning off the lights or disarming your alarms. You might want to see the status of your sensors or change your thermostat to a preset scene. You may also command Alexa or Google to plan a timetable for your alarms and cameras just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

Say these phrases for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You can also set a routine within Alexa or Google that links multiple components together. For instance, say “Alexa, I’m leaving,” and activate your smart locks, flip on your motion sensors, turn down the air, and turn off your smart lights. Or set up a routine for “movie night,” and use the prompt to lower the smart bulbs and set the thermostat to just the right level. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can combine together to make a personalized scene are seemingly endless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Buy All Your Smart Devices From A Single Manufacturer Or Or Build Over Time?

Does connecting your State College security system to Alexa or Google Nest work best if you get your devices from the same place, or can you pick over time? While you can mix and match -- as long as your device uses z-wave wireless connections -- many times it’s easier to have all your smart home devices linked at the time of install.

When you get 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 program away and create groups, routines, and custom commands, with everything working from the outset. You could mix and match your security alarms and cameras as you go, but then you will have a greater chance they won’t work in sync. However, make sure that any added components are paired to your ADT system first, and then use voice commands with the ADT phrases.

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

As you look for the best State College security system for your family, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you create the perfect system for a voice-activated smart house. Just contact (814) 212-8021 or fill out the form below to get started.