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May 05, 2021

Control Your Scranton Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your voice activated assistants like Alexa or Google can be paired with your wireless system to turn on your lights, activate your locks, and send tripped alarm notifications to your phone and ADT monitoring experts. Then if you’re preparing for bed or to get out of the house, all you have to say is “Goodbye,” and watch everything activate into protection mode. That’s a great time saver when you’re hurrying to lock up quickly and have your arms full.

Here’s how to use your Scranton security system with Alexa or Google Nest:

Enable The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To get voice control turned on for your home security system, you’ll need to activate the ADT Control skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can tell your devices to perform many of the tasks that you can manage in your mobile security app. With easy voice controls, you can disarm or arm your alarms and sensors, adjust your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or see if you left the garage door open.

You could use different Alexa or Google skills to work with each separate security and automation component, but that can grow to overkill. One of the benefits of pairing your Scranton security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that all your voice commands are easily found in the same skill. Luckily, you can customize your home with alarms, cameras, and automation devices and pair them with Alexa or Google Nest on install.

What Vocal Commands Can You Say When You Connect Your Scranton Security System To Google Nest or Alexa?

Alexa and Google can do more things than just turning off your smart bulbs or disarming your motion sensors. You can see the status of your smart devices or calibrate a component to a custom level. You can also tell Alexa or Google 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 security system.”

  • “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 can also preset a routine within Google or Alexa that combines many components together. For example, say “Hey, Google, I’m leaving the house,” and lock your smart locks, flip on your alarms, lower the smart thermostat, and extinguish your smart lights. Or set a routine for “tv time,” and sit back as your AI assistant turns down the smart bulbs and turns up the thermostat. The components you can link together for a custom scene are only limited by your imagination.

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

Is connecting your Scranton security system to Google Nest or Alexa simpler if you buy your components from the initial install, or can you build over time? While you can use different components -- many devices use z-wave technology -- many times it’s easier to have all your smart home devices linked at the same time.

When you get your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices activated at the initial install, you create a powerful, unified system from the outset. Then you can pre-set away and devise groups, routines, and custom commands, with everything working on day one. You could get different security components as you go, but then you might have to troubleshoot to get them to work together. Simply ensure that any additional alarms, cameras, or smart items are linked to your home security system first, and then have your AI assistant respond using the ADT skill.

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

As you’re looking for the best Scranton security system for your house, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you personalize the perfect system for an AI assisted smart home. Just call (570) 217-8895 or send in the form below to get started.