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May 05, 2021

Using Your Grand Rapids Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

Did you know you can access your Grand Rapids ADT security system with intuitive voice commands? Wouldn’t it be great if your Grand Rapids home security system was even easier to control? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Grand Rapids ADT security system you can create an intuitive improvement.

Your AI assistants like Google or Alexa can link to your state-of-the-art system to control your smart lights, lock your locks, and send tripped alarm alerts to your mobile device and ADT monitoring team. Then if you’re heading 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 trying to lock up quickly and have your hands full.

How can you link Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa with your Grand Rapids security system:

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 Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can instruct your devices to perform almost all of the commands that you can do in your mobile ADT Control app. With easy voice prompts, you can arm or disarm your alarms and sensors, control your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check if the garage door is up.

Then again, you could use different skills to manage each separate security and automation item, but that can seem like a mess. One of the benefits of pairing your Grand Rapids security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that everything is easily found in one place. Luckily, you can customize your house with all sorts of security and automation components as a package when you buy your ADT security system.

What Voice Controls Can You Use When You Connect Your Grand Rapids Security System To Google Nest or Alexa?

Google and Alexa can do more things than just flipping on your smart lights or arming your alarm system. You can find out the status of your camera or adjust a component to a preset level. You might also ask Alexa or Google to schedule your components just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

Say these prompts for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

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

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You might also set a routine in Google or Alexa that links multiple alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For instance, say “Hey, Google, I’m going out,” and lock 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 use the phrase to lower the lighting and put the temperature to just the right level. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can combine together to make a custom routine are almost limitless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

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

Does pairing your Grand Rapids security system to Google Nest or Alexa work best if you buy your devices from one place, or can you pick over time? While you can mix and match -- most use z-wave tech -- you may find that it’s easier to get all your security components linked at the same time.

When you get your alarms, cameras, safety detectors, and automation devices activated at the initial install, you make one unified system from the outset. Then you can design away and make routines and groups, with all your devices working at install. You could add different smart alarms and cameras as you go, but then you may have a greater chance they won’t work in sync. However, make sure that any extra alarms, cameras, or smart items are linked to your security system first, and then have your AI assistant respond using the ADT phrases.

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

As you’re looking for the best Grand Rapids security system for your house, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you create your system for a voice-controlled smart home. Just call (616) 207-3771 or send in the form below to begin.