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May 05, 2021

Using Your Wichita Falls Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your voice activated assistants like Google or Alexa can link to your security and automation system to command your interior lighting, lock your locks, and push system alerts to your phone and ADT monitoring team. Then if you’re heading for bed or to get out of the house, all you have to say is “Goodbye,” and watch everything spring into guard mode. That’s a great advantage when you’re rushing to leave quickly and can’t pull up the smartphone app.

How can you pair Google Nest or Alexa with your Wichita Falls security system:

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To get voice control working with your security and automation system, you’ll have to enable the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can ask your AI assistant to perform almost all of the things that you can manage in your ADT Control app. With easy voice commands, you can arm or disarm your system, control your smart lights and smart thermostat, or check to see if the garage door is up.

Then again, you could use other Alexa or Google skills to manage each separate security and automation device, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the advantages of linking your Wichita Falls security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that every voice command for every component is found in the same skill. Luckily, you can outfit your home with alarms, automation, and security cameras that will work together with intuitive voice commands.

What Voice Controls Can You Use When You Pair Your Wichita Falls Security System To Alexa or Google Nest?

Your AI assistant can do more things than just turning on your smart bulbs or arming your motion sensors. You can also see the status of your smart devices or change your thermostat to a preset level. You might also ask your AI assistant to schedule your components just like you could in the ADT app.

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

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my porch 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 in the Google or Alexa app that puts multiple devices together. For example, say “Google, I’m leaving,” and lock your smart door locks, flip on your alarms, turn down the smart thermostat, and turn off your smart lights. Or set a routine for “bedtime,” and let your lights, thermostat, and other devices automatically conform to their pre-programmed setting. The devices you can link together for a custom routine are only limited by your imagination.

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Should You Order All Your Automated Devices From One Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Does linking your Wichita Falls security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa work best if you get your components from one place, or can you build over time? While you can use different components -- most use z-wave tech -- you may find that it’s easier to have all your devices linked at the same time.

By having your devices activated at the initial install, you make a unified security system from the beginning. Then you can pre-set away and make groups, routines, and custom commands, and know each command will perform seamlessly on day one. You could get different smart alarms and cameras as you go, but then you will have a greater chance they won’t work together. Just make sure that any extra components are entered to your ADT system first, and then have your AI assistant respond using the ADT phrases.

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

As you search for the best Wichita Falls security system for your family, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you personalize your system for a voice-activated smart house. Just call (940) 217-5181 or fill out the form below to get started.