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May 05, 2021

Using Your Louisville Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

Did you know you can access your Louisville home security system with your voice? Wouldn’t it be great if your Louisville ADT security system was even easier to control? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Louisville home security system you can create an intuitive improvement.

Your voice activated assistants like Google or Alexa can link to your security and automation system to control your lights, activate your door locks, and push tripped alarm alerts to your mobile device and ADT monitoring team. Then when you’re ready for bed or to leave the house, all you need to do is say “Goodbye,” and watch everything slip into protection mode. That’s a nice advantage when you’re hurrying to get out of the house quickly and have your hands full.

Here’s how to link your Louisville security system with Google Nest or Alexa:

Enable The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To turn on voice prompts on your home security system, you’ll have to enable the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can ask your smart speaker to perform almost all of the tasks that you can do in your mobile security app. With natural voice controls, you can disarm or arm your alarms, control your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or see if you left the garage door open.

Conversely, you can use other skills to work with each alarm, sensor, and automation component, but that can seem like a mess. One of the benefits of linking your Louisville security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that all your voice commands are found in the same place. Luckily, you can personalize your home with alarms, automation, and security cameras that will work together with intuitive voice commands.

What Vocal Instructions Can You Issue When You Link Your Louisville Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Your AI assistant can do more than just turning on your smart lights or disarming your alarm system. You can check the status of your sensors or change a component to a custom scene. You may also command your AI assistant to auto-adjust your alarms and cameras just like you could in the ADT app.

Try out these prompts for your Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You might also set a routine within the Alexa or Google app that combines many alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For instance, say “Alexa, I’m going out,” and lock your smart door locks, turn on your window and door sensors, turn down the smart thermostat, and extinguish your living room lights. Or set a routine for “tv time,” and let your all you devices automatically conform to their pre-programmed setting. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can pair together in a preset routine are almost limitless.

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Should You Buy All Your Smart Devices From One Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Does pairing your Louisville security system to Google Nest or Alexa work best if you order your devices from the initial install, or can you build over time? While you can get non-ADT components -- many devices use z-wave technology -- sometimes it’s more convenient to get all your security components configured at the initial install.

When you get your security, safety, and automation devices activated at the initial install, you instantly create one cohesive security system from the outset. Then you can design away and make routines and groups, with everything working on day one. You could mix and match your smart components as you go, but then you might have hope that they work together. Just make sure that any extra alarms, cameras, or smart items are paired to your ADT system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google with the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you’re looking for the best Louisville security system for your family, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you create your system for an AI assisted smart house. Just call (502) 251-3133 or complete the form below to begin.