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May 05, 2021

Using Your Tempe Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

Did you know you can control your Tempe home security system with your voice-controlled smart speakers? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your Tempe security system was more intuitive? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Tempe security system you can create an intuitive improvement.

Your smart speaker assistants like Google or Alexa can be paired with your state-of-the-art system to control your interior lighting, set your locks, and push tripped alarm notifications to your mobile device and ADT monitoring experts. Then as you’re heading for bed or to leave the house, all you have to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and your system will slip into protection mode. That’s a nice time saver when you’re rushing to get out of the house quickly and can’t fiddle with the phone app.

How can you pair Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa with your Tempe security system:

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To make your AI assistant understand the voice commands for your security and automation system, you’ll have to activate the ADT skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can ask your AI assistant to perform almost all of the commands that you can manage in your ADT Control app. With natural voice commands, you can arm or disarm your system, adjust your smart lights and smart thermostat, or see if you left the garage door open.

Conversely, you can use different Alexa or Google skills to work with each separate alarm, sensor, and automation device, but that can seem like a mess. One of the perks of pairing your Tempe security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that all your voice commands are conveniently found in the same place. Luckily, you can customize your house with alarms, automation, and security cameras that will work together with voice commands.

What Vocal Instructions Can You Say When You Link Your Tempe Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Alexa and Google can do more things than just flipping on your smart lights or disarming your motion sensors. You can also find out the status of your smart devices or calibrate any automation component to a preset level. You might also command Alexa or Google to schedule your devices just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

Try out these phrases for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

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

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You can also preset a routine within Alexa or Google that combines different components together. For instance, say “Hey, Google, I’m going out,” and lock your smart locks, turn on your window and door sensors, lower the thermostat, and flip off your living room lights. Or preset a routine for “tv time,” and use the phrase to lower the lighting and put the temperature to the perfect level. The devices you can link together in a personalized scene are seemingly endless.

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Should You Get All Your Automated Components From The Same Manufacturer Or Mix And Match?

Does pairing your Tempe security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa work best if you get your alarms and cameras from the initial install, or can you mix and match? While you can get non-ADT components -- many devices use z-wave tech -- sometimes it’s simpler to get all your devices configured at the initial install.

When you have your devices activated at the initial install, you instantly create one cohesive system from the start. Then you can pre-set away and devise routines and groups, and know everything will work as it should from the outset. You could get different security components as you go, but then you may have a greater chance they won’t work together. However, make sure that any extra devices are linked to your home security system first, and then use voice commands through the ADT skill.

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

As you search for the best Tempe security system for your family, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you create your system for a voice-controlled smart house. Just phone (480) 608-0064 or send in the form below to start.