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May 05, 2021

Using Your Washington, DC Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your AI assistants like Alexa or Google can link to your state-of-the-art system to turn on your interior lighting, activate your smart locks, and send system notifications to your smartphone and ADT monitoring experts. Then if you’re ready for bed or to run some errands, all you need to do is say “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras slip into ”Guard” mode. That’s a great advantage when you’re rushing to get out of the house quickly and don’t want to fiddle with the mobile app.

How can you pair Google Nest or Alexa with your Washington, DC security system:

Enable The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To get voice commands enabled on your home security system, you’ll want to activate the ADT Control skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can instruct your AI assistant to perform many of the things that you can do in your ADT Control app. With natural voice prompts, you can arm or disarm your system, raise or lower your smart lights and smart thermostat, or see if the garage door is opened.

You could use other Alexa or Google skills to work with each alarm, sensor, and automation item, but that can grow to overkill. One of the advantages of linking your Washington, DC security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that everything is easily found in a singular place. Luckily, you can customize your house with alarms, automation, and security cameras and link them with Google Nest or Alexa on install.

What Voice Controls Can You Say When You Connect Your Washington, DC Security System To Google Nest or Alexa?

Alexa and Google can do more than just turning off your smart bulbs or arming your alarm system. You can see the status of your sensors or adjust a component to a custom level. You may also tell Alexa or Google to plan a timetable for your components just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

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

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You may also create a routine in Google or Alexa that links different alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For example, say “Alexa, I’m leaving,” and trigger your smart locks, flip on your motion sensors, turn down the air, and flip off your smart lights. Or set up a routine for “tv time,” and let your lights, thermostat, and other devices automatically adjust. The devices you can link together in a personalized scene are only limited by your imagination.

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

Does pairing your Washington, DC security system to Google Nest or Alexa work best if you get your components from the initial install, or can you build over time? While you can get non-ADT components -- most use z-wave wireless connections -- many times it’s easier to have all your smart home devices configured at the initial install.

When you have your security, safety, and automation devices activated at the initial install, you make one cohesive home security system from the start. Then you can design away and devise groups, routines, and custom commands, and know everything will work perfectly immediately. You could add different smart devices as you go, but then you might have a greater chance they won’t work in sync. However, make sure that any extra alarms, cameras, or smart items are entered to your ADT system first, and then have your AI assistant respond through the ADT phrases.

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

As you search for the best Washington, DC security system for your home, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you create a perfect system for an AI assisted smart house. Just phone (202) 221-4066 or send in the form below to start.

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