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May 05, 2021

Using Your Fort Lauderdale Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

Did you know you can command your Fort Lauderdale security system with your voice-controlled smart speakers? Wouldn’t it be great if your Fort Lauderdale security system was voice activated? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Fort Lauderdale security system you can create an amazing improvement.

Your AI assistants like Alexa or Google can link to your security and automation system to turn on your smart lights, activate your smart locks, and push tripped alarm notifications to your smartphone and ADT monitoring agents. Then if you’re ready for bed or to leave the house, all you have to do is say “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras slip into protection mode. That’s a great advantage when you’re hurrying to lock up quickly and can’t get to the key pad.

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

Enable The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To make your AI assistant understand the voice controls for your home security system, you’ll want to turn on the ADT Control skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can tell your AI assistant to perform a majority of of the tasks that you can manage in your ADT Control app. With natural voice controls, you can arm or disarm your alarms and sensors, control your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check if you left the garage door open.

You could use separate Alexa or Google skills to work with each separate camera, alarm, and automation component, but that can seem like a mess. One of the benefits of linking your Fort Lauderdale security system to Alexa or Google Nest is that all your voice commands are found in the same place. Luckily, you can customize your home with all sorts of security and automation components all together when you purchase your security system.

What Vocal Controls Can You Use When You Connect Your Fort Lauderdale Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Your AI assistant can do more things than just turning off your smart bulbs or setting your alarm system. You can check the status of your camera or change a component to a custom setting. You may also command Alexa or Google to schedule your components just like you could in your mobile security app.

Try out these commands for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You can also create a routine in the Alexa or Google app that puts many components together. For instance, say “Alexa, I’m leaving,” and activate your smart locks, arm your window and door sensors, turn down the thermostat, and turn off every light in the house. Or set up a routine for “movie night,” and relax as Alexa lowers the smart bulbs and resets the thermostat. The devices you can link together to make a personalized routine are seemingly endless.

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

Is pairing your Fort Lauderdale security system to Alexa or Google Nest simpler if you buy your alarms and cameras from the initial install, or can you pick over time? While you can use different components -- most use z-wave tech -- you may find that it’s simpler to have all your security components connected at the same time.

When you have your security, safety, and automation devices activated at the initial install, you make one unified security system from the start. Then you can pre-set away and create groups and routines, and know each command will work as it should on day one. You could add different smart components as you go, but then you will have a greater chance they won’t work together. Just make sure that any added alarms, cameras, or smart items 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 Fort Lauderdale security system for your family, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you create your system for an AI assisted smart home. Just contact (954) 688-4955 or complete the form below to get started.