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May 05, 2021

Using Your Richmond Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

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

Your smart speaker assistants like Alexa or Google can be paired with your wireless system to command your smart lights, set your locks, and send system notifications to your phone and ADT monitoring experts. Then as you’re preparing for bed or to get out of the house, all you have to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras slip into protection mode. That’s a great advantage when you’re trying to leave quickly and have your arms full.

Here’s how using your Richmond security system with Alexa or Google works:

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To make your AI assistant understand the voice controls for your security system, you’ll have to enable the ADT Control skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can ask your AI assistant to perform a majority of of the tasks that you can do in your mobile security app. With easy voice commands, you can activate your system, raise or lower your smart lights and smart thermostat, or check if the garage door is opened.

Conversely, you can use other skills to work with each alarm, sensor, and automation device, but that can grow to overkill. One of the advantages of pairing your Richmond security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that every voice command for every component is found in a singular skill. Luckily, you can customize your home with all sorts of security and automation components all together when you purchase your ADT security system.

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

Alexa and Google can do more than just turning on the lights or setting your alarms. You can find out the status of your camera or calibrate your thermostat to a predetermined level. You can also ask Alexa or Google to auto-adjust your components just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

Say these prompts for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the main door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “How cold is it in here?”

You can also preset a routine within the Alexa or Google app that puts many devices together. For example, say “Hey, Google, I’m leaving,” and trigger your smart door locks, turn on your alarms, turn down the smart thermostat, and extinguish your living room lights. Or set up a routine for “movie night,” and let your all you devices automatically adjust. The devices you can link together for a personalized scene are only limited by your imagination.

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Should You Get All Your Automated Items From A Single Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Is connecting your Richmond security system to Google Nest or Alexa easier if you buy your components from the same place, or can you build over time? While you can get non-ADT components -- many devices use z-wave tech -- many times it’s easier to have all your devices connected at the initial install.

When you get your security, safety, and automation devices installed together, you instantly create a unified home security system from the beginning. Then you can pre-set away and make groups, routines, and custom commands, and know all your components will perform as it should immediately. You could add different smart devices as you go, but then you will have hope that they work in sync. However, make sure that any extra devices are linked to your home security system first, and then have your AI assistant respond using the ADT skill.

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

As you look for the best Richmond security system for your home, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you create the perfect system for a voice-activated smart home. Just contact (804) 294-0619 or send in the form below to start.