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May 05, 2021

Using Your Greenville Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your smart speaker assistants like Alexa or Google can access your security and automation system to command your interior lighting, set your door locks, and send system alerts to your phone and ADT monitoring experts. Then if you’re ready for bed or to get out of the house, all you have to say is “Goodbye,” and your system will spring into protection mode. That’s a nice convenience when you’re hurrying to lock up quickly and don’t want to fiddle with the mobile app.

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

Enable The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To make your AI assistant respond to the voice controls for your security and automation system, you’ll want to enable the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can ask your devices to perform many of the things that you can do in your mobile security app. With easy voice commands, you can disarm or arm your alarms and sensors, raise or lower your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check to see if you left the garage door open.

Conversely, you can use other skills to control each separate camera, alarm, and automation device, but that can grow to overkill. One of the benefits of pairing your Greenville security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that every voice command for every component is conveniently found in one skill. Luckily, you can outfit your house with alarms, automation, and security cameras that will work together with intuitive voice commands.

What Voice Instructions Can You Say When You Pair Your Greenville Security System To Google Nest or Alexa?

Google and Alexa can do more than just flipping on your smart lights or setting your motion sensors. You might want to find out the status of your camera or change a component to a custom scene. You might also ask your AI assistant to schedule your devices just like you could in your mobile security app.

Say these phrases for your Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You can also preset a routine within the Google or Alexa app that links multiple components together. For instance, say “Hey, Google, I’m leaving the house,” and trigger your smart locks, flip on your motion sensors, turn down the thermostat, and turn off every light in the house. Or set up a routine for “bedtime,” and sit back as Google lowers the lighting and resets the thermostat. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can combine together to make a preset scene are almost limitless.

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Should You Order All Your Smart Items From One Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Does connecting your Greenville security system to Alexa or Google Nest work best if you get your components 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 -- sometimes it’s easier to get all your security components linked at the time of install.

When you get your devices activated at the initial install, you make a united home security system from the start. Then you can pre-set away and make groups and routines, with all your devices working from the outset. You could mix and match your smart alarms and cameras as you go, but then you may have hope that they work together. Just make sure that any additional components are linked to your home security system first, and then have your AI assistant respond using the ADT phrases.

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

As you look for the best Greenville security system for your house, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you customize the perfect system for a voice-controlled smart house. Just contact (252) 221-5660 or fill out the form below to start.