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May 05, 2021

Command Your Champaign Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

Did you know you can access your Champaign home security system with your voice? Wouldn’t it be great if your Champaign ADT security system was more intuitive? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Champaign ADT security system you can create an exciting upgrade.

Your voice activated assistants like Google or Alexa can link to your wireless system to turn on your interior lighting, activate your door locks, and push tripped alarm alerts to your phone and ADT monitoring team. Then when you’re preparing for bed or to get out of the house, all you need to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras activate into guard mode. That’s a nice convenience when you’re trying to get out of the house quickly and don’t want to mess with the smartphone app.

How can you use Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa with your Champaign security system:

Switch On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To get voice commands working with your home security system, you’ll have to activate the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can tell your smart speaker to perform almost all of the things that you can do in your mobile ADT Control app. With intuitive voice prompts, you can activate your alarms and sensors, adjust your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or check if the garage door is up.

Conversely, you can use separate Alexa or Google skills to control each separate camera, alarm, and automation item, but that can grow to overkill. One of the benefits of linking your Champaign security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that everything is easily found in the same skill. Luckily, you can customize your house with alarms, cameras, and automation devices and pair them with Alexa or Google Nest on install.

What Vocal Controls Can You Say When You Pair Your Champaign Security System To Alexa or Google Nest?

Google and Alexa can do more things than just turning on the lights or disarming your alarms. You might want to find out the status of your sensors or calibrate any automation component to a custom level. You might also tell your AI assistant to auto-adjust your devices just like you could in the ADT app.

Try out these commands for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my porch light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You can also create a routine in the Google or Alexa app that combines multiple alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For instance, say “Alexa, I’m leaving the house,” and lock your smart door locks, turn on your motion sensors, lower the air, and turn off your smart lights. Or set a routine for “bedtime,” and let your thermostat, lights, and other devices automatically adjust. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can link together to make a personalized routine are almost limitless.

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Should You Order All Your Smart Devices From One Manufacturer Or Mix And Match?

Does connecting your Champaign security system to Google Nest or Alexa work best if you get your alarms and cameras from the initial install, or can you build over time? While you can use different components -- most use z-wave wireless connections -- many times it’s easier to get all your devices configured at the time of install.

When you get your security, safety, and automation devices installed at one time, you create a unified security system from the outset. Then you can program away and create routines and groups, and know each command will work as it should on day one. You could get different security alarms and cameras as you go, but then you may have hope that they work together. Simply ensure that any additional alarms, cameras, or smart items are entered to your ADT system first, and then have your AI assistant respond with the ADT phrases.

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

As you’re looking for the best Champaign security system for your home, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you personalize a perfect system for an AI assisted smart house. Just phone (217) 765-0086 or complete the form below to start.