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May 05, 2021

Command Your St. Paul Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

Did you know you can control your St. Paul security system with your voice-controlled smart speakers? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your St. Paul ADT security system was even easier to control? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your St. Paul security system you can create an amazing upgrade.

Your voice activated assistants like Alexa or Google can link to your security and automation system to command your interior lighting, set your locks, and send system alerts to your mobile device and ADT monitoring experts. Then when you’re ready for bed or to run some errands, all you have to do is say “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras activate into guard mode. That’s a nice convenience when you’re hurrying to leave quickly and don’t want to mess with the mobile app.

Here’s how using your St. Paul security system with Alexa or Google works:

Enable The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To switch on voice prompts 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 devices to perform almost all of the tasks that you can do in your ADT Control app. With natural voice commands, you can disarm or arm your system, control your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or check if the garage door is up.

You could use other Alexa or Google skills to manage each alarm, sensor, and automation item, but that can seem like a mess. One of the benefits of linking your St. Paul security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that all your voice commands are found in a singular place. Luckily, you can outfit your home with alarms, cameras, and automation devices that will work together with one voice command.

What Voice Controls Can You Use When You Pair Your St. Paul Security System To Google Nest or Alexa?

Alexa and Google can do more things than just turning off your smart bulbs or arming your alarms. You might want to find out the status of your smart devices or adjust any automation component to a predetermined setting. You might also tell your smart speaker to auto-adjust your components just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

Try out these phrases for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

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

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You may also set a routine within the Alexa or Google app that combines different alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For example, say “Alexa, I’m leaving,” and trigger your smart locks, turn on your window and door sensors, turn down the air, and flip off every light in the house. Or set up a routine for “tv time,” and let your lights, thermostat, and other devices automatically conform to their pre-programmed setting. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can link together in a personalized scene are almost limitless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Order All Your Smart Devices From One Place Or Mix And Match?

Is pairing your St. Paul security system to Google Nest or Alexa easier if you get your components from one place, or can you mix and match? While you can use different components -- most use z-wave wireless connections -- sometimes it’s simpler to get all your devices configured at the same time.

When you have your devices installed together, you create a powerful, cohesive security system from the start. Then you can program away and make groups, routines, and custom commands, with all your devices working from the outset. You could add different smart devices as you go, but then you may have hope that they work in sync. Just make sure that any added components are linked to your security system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google with the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you look for the best St. Paul security system for your house, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you personalize a perfect system for a voice-controlled smart home. Just contact (651) 300-3764 or fill out the form below to start.