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May 05, 2021

Using Your St. Louis Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

Did you know you can access your St. Louis ADT security system with your voice-controlled smart speakers? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your St. Louis home security system was even easier to control? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your St. Louis ADT security system you can create an amazing improvement.

Your AI assistants like Alexa or Google can be paired with your wireless system to turn on your interior lighting, activate your door locks, and send system alerts to your smartphone and ADT monitoring agents. Then when you’re ready for bed or to leave the house, all you have to do is say “Goodbye,” and watch everything activate into guard mode. That’s a great convenience when you’re rushing to leave quickly and can’t find the control pad.

Here’s how to link your St. Louis security system with Google Nest or Alexa:

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To enable voice control on your home security system, you’ll have to enable the ADT skill in the Google Nest or Alexa app. Then you can ask your AI assistant to perform almost all of the commands that you can manage in your mobile security app. With intuitive voice prompts, you can activate your alarms, raise or lower your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or check to see if you left the garage door open.

You could use other Alexa or Google skills to manage each separate security and automation item, but that can seem like a mess. One of the perks of pairing your St. Louis security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that all your voice commands are found in a singular skill. Luckily, you can personalize your house with alarms, cameras, and automation devices and link them with Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa on install.

What Voice Controls Can You Say When You Connect Your St. Louis Security System To Google Nest or Alexa?

Alexa and Google can do more things than just flipping on the lights or disarming your motion sensors. You can find out the status of your sensors or calibrate your thermostat to a preset level. You may also tell Alexa or Google to plan a timetable for your alarms and cameras just like you could in the ADT app.

Try out these phrases for your Google Nest or Alexa:

  • “Arm my alarms.”

  • “Lock the back door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I leave the garage door open?”

  • “Record a clip from my doorbell camera.”

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You can also create a routine within Google or Alexa that links different alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For instance, say “Google, I’m going out,” and lock your smart locks, arm your window and door sensors, turn down the thermostat, and turn off your living room lights. Or set a routine for “tv time,” and let your thermostat, lights, and other devices automatically conform to their pre-programmed setting. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can pair together to make a personalized scene are almost limitless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Buy All Your Smart Devices From One Place Or Mix And Match?

Is connecting your St. Louis security system to Alexa or Google Nest simpler if you order your devices from the same place, or can you mix and match? While you can get non-ADT components -- many devices use z-wave technology -- sometimes it’s simpler to get all your devices configured at the same time.

When you get your security, safety, and automation devices activated at the initial install, you create a powerful, cohesive system from the start. Then you can pre-set away and devise routines and groups, with everything working at install. You could get different security devices as you go, but then you might have a greater chance they won’t work together. However, make sure that any added alarms, cameras, or smart items are entered to your home security system first, and then have your AI assistant respond with the ADT voice prompts.

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

As you’re looking for the best St. Louis security system for your house, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you personalize the perfect system for a voice-activated smart house. Just contact (314) 274-9817 or fill out the form below to begin.