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May 05, 2021

Control Your Boston Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your voice activated assistants like Alexa or Google can be paired with your state-of-the-art system to turn on your smart lights, set your smart locks, and send system alerts 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 watch everything activate into protection mode. That’s a great convenience when you’re trying to leave quickly and don’t want to pull up the smartphone app.

Here’s how using your Boston security system with Google Nest or Alexa works:

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To get voice control enabled on your home security system, you’ll have to enable the ADT Control skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can tell your AI assistant to perform a majority of of the things that you can manage in your ADT Control app. With natural voice prompts, you can disarm or arm your alarms and sensors, control your smart lights and smart thermostat, or see if the garage door is up.

Conversely, you can use different Alexa or Google skills to work with each camera, alarm, and automation device, but that can grow to overkill. One of the perks of pairing your Boston security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that every voice command for every component is easily found in a singular skill. Luckily, you can personalize your home with alarms, cameras, and automation devices at the same time when you buy your home security system.

What Voice Commands Can You Use When You Connect Your Boston Security System To Alexa or Google Nest?

Google and Alexa can do more things than just turning on your smart lights or arming your motion sensors. You can also check the status of your camera or change any automation component to a custom level. You can also tell your smart speaker to schedule your alarms and cameras just like you could in the ADT app.

Here are just a few phrases for your Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa:

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

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

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You might also create a routine in Alexa or Google that puts multiple devices together. For example, say “Google, I’m leaving,” and lock your smart locks, arm your alarms, lower the air, and flip off every light in the house. Or set a routine for “tv time,” and use the phrase to lower the lighting and set the A/C to just the right level. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can combine together for a personalized routine are only limited by your imagination.

Multiple Mobile Devices

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

Does pairing your Boston security system to Google Nest or Alexa work best if you get your devices from the same place, or can you build over time? While you can mix and match -- as long as your device uses z-wave technology -- many times it’s more convenient to get all your devices linked at the same time.

By having your devices installed together, you instantly create one unified home security system from the start. Then you can pre-set away and devise groups, routines, and custom commands, and not have to reconfigure later. You could add different security devices as you go, but then you might have a greater chance they won’t work in sync. However, make sure that any additional devices are entered to your home security system first, and then use voice commands using the ADT skill.

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

As you’re looking for the best Boston security system for your family, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you customize the perfect system for an AI assisted smart home. Just contact (617) 430-5865 or complete the form below to get started.