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May 05, 2021

Control Your Dallas Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

Did you know you can access your Dallas security system with your voice? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your Dallas home security system was more intuitive? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Dallas ADT security system you can create an intuitive boost.

Your AI assistants like Google or Alexa can be paired with your state-of-the-art system to command your lights, activate your door locks, and send tripped alarm alerts to your phone and ADT monitoring agents. Then if you’re heading for bed or to get out of the house, all you have to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and your system will activate into protection mode. That’s a great time saver when you’re hurrying to leave quickly and can’t get to the control pad.

Here’s how using your Dallas security system with Google Nest or Alexa works:

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To make your AI assistant respond to the voice prompts for your home security system, you’ll want to enable the ADT skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can tell your AI assistant to perform almost all of the tasks that you can manage in your mobile security app. With easy voice prompts, you can arm or disarm your alarms, raise or lower your smart lights and smart thermostat, or see if the garage door is up.

Then again, you could use separate Google or Alexa skills to manage each separate camera, alarm, and automation item, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the benefits of linking your Dallas security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that everything is easily found in one place. Luckily, you can outfit your home with alarms, cameras, and automation devices that will work together with voice commands.

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

Google and Alexa can do more things than just turning off your smart bulbs or disarming your alarms. You can check the status of your camera or calibrate a component to a preset scene. You may also tell your AI assistant to plan a timetable for your alarms and cameras just like you could in the ADT app.

Here are just a few prompts for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You can also set a routine within the Google or Alexa app that links many alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For example, say “Hey, Google, I’m going out,” and trigger your smart door locks, turn on your window and door sensors, turn down the air, and extinguish every light in the house. Or set a routine for “bedtime,” and use the phrase to dim the smart bulbs and put the A/C to a more comfortable level. The devices you can pair together to make a preset routine are almost limitless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

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

Does pairing your Dallas security system to Google Nest or Alexa work best if you buy your components from one place, or can you mix and match? While you can mix and match -- as long as your device uses z-wave tech -- you may find that it’s more convenient to have all your security components configured at the same time.

By having your devices activated at the initial install, you create a cohesive home security system from the start. Then you can pre-set away and make groups, routines, and custom commands, and not have to reconfigure later. You could mix and match your security devices as you go, but then you might have hope that they work together. However, make sure that any extra devices are linked to your home security system first, and then use voice commands with the ADT skill.

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

As you search for the best Dallas security system for your home, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you create your system for a voice-activated smart home. Just phone (214) 997-6030 or send in the form below to get started.