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May 05, 2021

Using Your Jacksonville Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your AI assistants like Alexa or Google can be paired with your wireless system to command your smart lights, set your locks, and push system notifications to your phone and ADT monitoring agents. Then as you’re heading for bed or to run some errands, all you need to do is say “Goodbye,” and your system will activate into guard mode. That’s a great time saver when you’re trying to leave quickly and don’t want to fiddle with the phone app.

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

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To switch on voice prompts on your home security system, you’ll need 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 commands that you can do in your ADT Control app. With natural voice prompts, you can activate your alarms, adjust your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or check to see if you left the garage door open.

You could use different skills to control each separate security and automation item, but that can seem like a mess. One of the benefits of pairing your Jacksonville security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that everything is found in the same skill. Luckily, you can customize your house with alarms, automation, and security cameras that will work off each other with one voice command.

What Voice Commands Can You Issue When You Pair Your Jacksonville Security System To Alexa or Google Nest?

Alexa and Google can do more than just turning on the lights or disarming your alarms. You might want to find out the status of your smart devices or adjust any automation component to a custom setting. You may also tell your AI assistant to auto-adjust your alarms and cameras just like you could in your mobile security app.

Say these prompts for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

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

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You might also create a routine within Alexa or Google that combines multiple devices together. For instance, say “Hey, Google, I’m going out,” and trigger your smart locks, turn on your alarms, lower the thermostat, and turn off your smart lights. Or set a routine for “bedtime,” and let your lights, thermostat, and other devices automatically adjust. The devices you can pair together in a preset routine are only limited by your imagination.

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Should You Get All Your Automated Devices From A Single Place Or Mix And Match?

Does linking your Jacksonville security system to Google Nest or Alexa work best if you get your alarms and cameras from the initial install, or can you pick over time? While you can mix and match -- most use z-wave technology -- you may find that it’s more convenient to have all your devices linked at the time of install.

When you get your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices installed together, you make one united system from the outset. Then you can design away and devise groups, routines, and custom commands, with all your devices working from the outset. You could add different security components as you go, but then you may have to troubleshoot to get them to work together. Just make sure that any extra devices are paired to your home security system first, and then use voice commands with the ADT phrases.

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

As you look for the best Jacksonville security system for your house, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you personalize the perfect system for a voice-controlled smart house. Just call (904) 297-5779 or complete the form below to begin.