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May 05, 2021

Control Your Los Angeles Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

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

Your smart speaker assistants like Google or Alexa can link to your wireless system to command your lights, lock your locks, and send system alerts to your smartphone and ADT monitoring team. Then as you’re ready for bed or to leave the house, all you need to say is “Goodbye,” and your sensors and cameras spring into protection mode. That’s a nice time saver when you’re trying to lock up quickly and can’t fiddle with the smartphone app.

How can you link Google Nest or Alexa with your Los Angeles security system:

Enable The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To enable voice prompts on your security and automation system, you’ll need to activate the ADT Control skill in the Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa app. Then you can tell your devices to perform a majority of of the things that you can manage in your ADT Control app. With intuitive voice commands, you can disarm or arm your alarms, control your smart lighting and smart thermostat, or see if the garage door is opened.

You could use separate Alexa or Google skills to control each separate camera, alarm, and automation component, but that can seem like a mess. One of the perks of pairing your Los Angeles security system to Google Nest or Alexa is that all your voice commands are conveniently found in one place. Luckily, you can outfit your home with all sorts of security and automation components that will work together with intuitive voice commands.

What Vocal Instructions Can You Issue When You Pair Your Los Angeles Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Alexa and Google can do more than just flipping on your smart lights or setting your motion sensors. You might want to see the status of your camera or change your thermostat to a predetermined level. You can also ask your smart speaker to schedule your devices just like you could in your mobile security app.

Say these prompts for your Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa:

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I close the garage door?”

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

  • “What temperature is my thermostat?”

You can also set a routine within the Alexa or Google app that combines multiple alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For example, say “Google, I’m leaving,” and activate your smart door locks, flip on your window and door sensors, lower the smart thermostat, and flip off your living room lights. Or preset a routine for “movie night,” and let your all you devices automatically adjust. The alarms, cameras, and home automation you can combine together for a preset scene are almost limitless.

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Should You Get All Your Automated Components From A Single Place Or Mix And Match?

Is connecting your Los Angeles security system to Google Nest or Alexa easier if you get your alarms and cameras from one place, or can you mix and match? While you can get non-ADT components -- most use z-wave technology -- you may find that it’s more convenient to have all your smart home devices linked at the same time.

When you get your security, safety, and automation devices activated at the initial install, you instantly create a unified home security system from the outset. Then you can design away and make groups and routines, with everything working from the outset. You could get different security alarms and cameras as you go, but then you will have to troubleshoot to get them to work together. Just make sure that any extra devices are linked to your security system first, and then prompt Alexa or Google through the ADT skill.

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

As you’re looking for the best Los Angeles security system for your house, turn to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security pros will help you personalize your system for a voice-controlled smart house. Just phone (310) 421-1393 or send in the form below to get started.